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NEW RUSSIA | Ansel Holcomb was the only son of one of the first pioneer families to settle here. Read more

The Sun

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In the case of William Langworthy, of Warrensburgh, against Roy J. Hosley, of Schroon Lake, in the Supreme Court at Lake George, a second trial in the case has been concluded. Read more

Community Columnists

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TICONDEROGA | Benjamin Hall might have wanted to quit while he was ahead. Born in Elizabethtown, he watched the growing storm clouds at the onset of the American Civil War, and when fighting broke out in 1861, he was among the first in line to serve. Read more

The Sun

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George Maxim, 18, who was nearly totally blinded as a young boy when it is alleged some older boys rubbed sand in his eyes while playing at school, helps his uncle Ransom Maxim drawing pulp wood. Read more

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While engaged in slating the roof of Miss May Hurley’s house on Elm Street, Warrensburgh, George Hill, 70, fell from a ladder on Wednesday afternoon, May 5, 1919, and was painfully injured. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | History has a reputation for being static, a one-dimensional chain of events frozen in time. This narrow view is frequently projected onto museums by people who assume they are dry and dusty places. Read more

The Sun

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WHALLONSBURG | A recent flurry of racism based on the old entertainment schtick of blackface is a rekindling of an unfortunate tradition that lasted more than a century, and was common even in the lily white Adirondacks... Read more

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The body of Frank Fuller, of Wells, who was drowned while breaking up a log jam in the Jessup River at Speculator on April 9, 1919, was found on April 13 by Charles Harrington. Read more

Community Columnists

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LAKE PLACID | Construction work at Northwood School’s campus on Main Street has begun. Read more

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH | Students in Dr. John McMahon’s African-American political thought class have been uncovering 40 years of black activists, politicians, writers and musicians who have come to campus. Read more

The Sun

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In this column, in the March 13 issue of The Sun, I wrote about the historic 1804 Stephen Griffing house, opposite Thurman Station, changing hands after the land had been deeded to the family for 119 years. Read more

Community Columnists

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PORT HENRY | When people with physical challenges have business with the Town of Moriah they call employees in advance, who will then meet them outside the rampless office building at their cars. Read more

The Sun

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VERGENNES | Vergennes’ picturesque boat basin is located below the falls in the downtown section of Vermont’s Little City. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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This past winter might have possibly been a lot worse, but it is hard indeed to imagine just how much longer and harder it could possibly have been. Read more

Community Columnists

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CROWN POINT | Fans of the historic site and campground at Crown Point reacted with enthusiasm last week to state plans for a new Unit Management Plan that will serve as a blueprint for how the properties are used and improved. Read more

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Ira Millington, of Bakers Mills, was severely injured in an accident there Friday morning, March 14, 1919. He was driving his team in front of the store of Morehouse & Lawrence and leading a horse behind his wagon. Read more

Community Columnists

The historic Griffing homestead farm in the town of Thurman, which came into the possession of the family in 1800 and has been held continuously by descendants of the original owner, Stephen Griffing, has been sold during this month by Orley Hazelton Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Perhaps no peace has led to so much war. Read more

The Sun

“Among the many amusements, nothing influences for evil as much as the dance. It is demoralizing in its effect, and it is an established fact that it is one of the greatest causes of immorality. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Start-up funds from three grants and local donations will allow the Keene Valley Library Association to launch a new oral and visual history-gathering project via online and in-person storytelling. Read more

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