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Jump with Jill v.1

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TICONDEROGA | Anyone who can get a room full of elementary school students chanting enthusiastically about yogurt must have a gift. Read more

The Sun

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DANNEMORA | After the shocking and unexpected death of a close childhood friend, Jerry Haley knew he wanted to do something to help the local fight against addiction. Read more

The Sun

WHALLONSBURG | Indoor winter play for families with children from newborn to age six returns to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Saturday mornings starting on Saturday, Feb. 1. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Poor Arnold, this big boy didn’t have an easy life before coming to the shelter. He was found dumped at our front door one morning stuffed into a small cat carrier. Read more

Community Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | Winter can make just about anything seem unappealing. But, in about a year from now, this park could begin to look very different, and not just because of the snow melting. Read more

The Sun

Obesity problem brain scan

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MIDDLEBURY | New research by the University of Vermont has revealed a genuine connection between childhood obesity and decreased functions in young brains. The new Vermont-based research was just published in the professional medical journal JAMA Ped Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Parents have been spotting me out and about and when they do, they are asking me more and more questions about measles. To answer their questions, let me spread some information about this disease, rather than the measles virus itself. Read more

Community Columnists

Lt Gov Kathy Hochul presented 10 projects

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

The Sun

Peru Fire Truck Lights 2

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PERU | For the sixth straight year, members of Peru’s volunteer fire department helped get the community pumped up for Christmas by parading through neighborhoods with their trucks decked out with holiday decorations and lights. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Ringing bells are a part of the holiday season. Sleighbells and “Jingle Bells” help mark the time leading up to Christmas. But, it’s the bell ringing happening at places in town that are taking on a more urgent tone this year. Read more

The Sun

Breakfast with Santa

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KEESEVILLE | Local children gathered at the Elks Lodge in Keeseville Sunday morning for the annual "Breakfast with Santa". Read more

The Sun

Lights On parade 2019

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NORTH CREEK | The Town of North Creek held its 23rd annual three day Lights On! event the first weekend of December. Read more

The Sun

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SCHROON LAKE | Schroon Lake will celebrate its 34th annual Olde Thyme Christmas starting on Tuesday as, according to Chamber Executive Director Susan Palisano, “the town looks like a Christmas card.” Read more

The Sun

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PERU | Some people say money makes the world go round. Students at Peru High School got a brief taste of that Wednesday thanks to an event aimed at preparing them for life after graduation. Read more

The Sun

Food Drive

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PLATTSBURGH | Local radio station “99.9 The BUZZ” hosted its annual Thanksgiving “Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive” along with WTEN outside the Plattsburgh Hannaford Supermarket. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Arts Council held a reception for supervisors at the historic Hand House last week to thank them for their role in helping to revive an agency that just a decade ago had been in danger of withering away. Read more

The Sun

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QUEENSBURY | Renowned for its family-friendly vibe, the Adirondack Balloon Festival took place last weekend as its 47th annual edition is held in Queensbury and Glens Falls. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The World Breastfeeding Week Block Party, coordinated by the Essex County Health Department WIC unit and the Essex County Breastfeeding Coalition, and supported by more than 25 local organizations, was held recently. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | A carnival for kids is planned for this Saturday at the Plattsburgh Rec Center. Read more

The Sun