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NEWCOMB | The Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni has had three long-term owners: The Robert C. Pruyn family that built it at the turn of the 20th century, the Crandall and Myron Melvin families who bought it in 1953 and, today, the state of New York. Read more

The Sun

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A Corinth boy, 23 years old, is under arrest, accused of misconduct with his sisters, 16 and 13 years old. Read more

Community Columnists

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The grass has risen… The music furnished by the Warrensburgh band for the Memorial Day exercises was excellent and was the subject of much favorite comment. The band plans many open-air concerts for this coming summer. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | For about two weeks, a group of professional and volunteer archeologists have been sifting through many tons of dirt excavated from a construction site in Lake George Village where 18th century human bones were unearthed... Read more

The Sun

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PORT HENRY | Henry’s Garage, a monolithic icon in the heart of Port Henry whose cubicle facade vaguely resembles the set of the old Hollywood Squares game show, began life 108 years ago with a split personality. Read more

The Sun

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CASTLETON | The self-described “vicious circle” of New York City satirists, libertines and misanthropes called the Algonquin Round table also included stock membership with the now-defunct Neshobe Island Club on Lake Bomoseen. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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TICONDEROGA | Women’s right to vote at a national level is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and next. But the fight for suffrage began 70 years before that, and swept along a fascinatingly complex coalition of interests and issues. Read more

The Sun

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LEICESTER | Residents of Salisbury and Leicester may be familiar with the strange name “Satan’s Kingdom”, a place name for a vague area located near Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake. But beyond vague references to what sounds like a local place of darkness Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ADDISON | Seven Vermont state-owned historic sites opened their doors for the 2019 season. This collection of sites offers 80 historic structures along with over 1,000 acres of forest and farmland. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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STONY CREEK | An event celebrating the history of the Town of Stony Creek, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1, is to feature a variety of activities for all ages, according to its sponsors. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | As the American Legion celebrates its centennial this year, Boquet Valley Post 551 marks 91 years of service to veterans and community here. Read more

The Sun

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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

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PLATTSBURGH | What makes any one person a survivor? Is there a characteristic, an idiosyncrasy, that might lend itself to survival through one of history’s most horrific campaigns of mass genocide? Read more

The Sun

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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

Community Columnists

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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

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