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WILLSBORO | Grade four at Willsboro Central School made history recently, planting the first seeds in the first Adirondack tray “fields” of an indoor vegetable garden to provide food for the cafeteria all winter. Read more

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LEWIS | More than 200 residents attended the dedication last Saturday, Oct. 5, of Lewis Veterans Park, where names of military sons and daughters of Lewis are raised in bronze on plaques to honor their service in combat and in times of peace. Read more

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WESTPORT | In its fourth year, Adirondack Harvest Festival returns to Essex County Fairgrounds with an entire realm set up for children. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In September 1884, the Circulating Library in Elizabethtown received formal charter from the state. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Being homeless wasn’t fun.  On top of routine challenges like finding transportation, food, work and figuring out how to find somewhere to live, there was an overbearing feeling that I didn’t belong -- exempted from much of the... Read more

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ESSEX | The Town of Essex has been experiencing phone service issues in recent weeks that have resulted in several residents without phone service for an extended duration of time. Read more

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LEWIS | On Sept. 10, the Lewis Town Council will consider filing an official request to rename Mount Discovery as Mount Inez. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Town officials here seek input on a law they’ve drafted to Regulate the Keeping of Cats. Read more

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WESTPORT | Boquet Valley schools are ready to start day one. The newly formed school district is blending staff, curriculum and traditions from former Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools. Read more

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WESTPORT | Students will all have free breakfast and lunch at Boquet Valley Central School. Read more

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WESTPORT | Transportation staff and school administrators at Boquet Valley Central School have established a bus plan with shuttle time tables to move high school and middle school students to the proper campus for classes. Read more

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WESTPORT | Project plans for a new fire station proposed for Westport Hose Company #1 are moving into an environmental quality review phase. Read more

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WILMINGTON | The Town Council here has appointed Roy Holzer interim supervisor until the November election. Read more

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WESTPORT | Taxpayers across the Boquet Valley Central School District will receive bills for the newly established Elizabethtown Library fund, despite school “Community Report” information that said expressly “Proposition 4 only applies to taxpayers Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Medical personnel and nutritionists at area hospitals have a new prescription to use here: fresh, local produce. Read more

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CHESTERFIELD | The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) is investigating service and reliability problems reported by local consumers who use Frontier Communications for telephone service. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A few years ago, the Champlain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set about work to remove dirt and debris from veterans’ gravestones in local cemeteries. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The former Essex County Planning Building is boarded up and empty, awaiting next steps in construction of a new Stewart’s Shop at the corner of Court and Park streets here. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Years of strategic planning here will advance with nearly $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds. Read more

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SCHROON | A car accident on Tuesday claimed the life of Sister Monica Murphy, CSJ. Read more

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TUPPER LAKE | A tragic drowning in Tupper Lake has left a closely knit family and the community in mourning. Read more

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WESTPORT | School Board members of the Boquet Valley Central School made key decisions as they prepared to close existing district operations. Read more

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WESTPORT | Logistics for staffing, tuition and classroom use occupied a large portion of the last Boquet Valley School Board meeting with Interim Superintendent Dr. Mark Davey. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Work to finish cleanup at the Lake Flower Boat Launch includes a few new perks for boaters and ice palace builders. Read more

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KEENE | Black and white decor with chandeliers — in a tent — will present an elegant backdrop for this year’s Paws Cause: Tuxedos & Tails. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | The new collection of stories at the Keene Valley Library is illuminated by voices. Read more

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UPPER JAY | Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after a sedan collided head on with a cement truck on Rt. 9N just south of Upper Jay. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Some of the students and staff at Willsboro Central School met their new school resource officer last Friday. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A new map — updated online daily — will help summer swimmers, boaters, hikers and paddlers track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds and rivers around the region. Read more

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WESTPORT | Westport Hose Co. 1 presented schematic drawings, site plans and cost estimates for their prospective new fire station last week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The School Board of merged Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools voted unanimously to call its new district Boquet Valley Central School. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Essex County American Legion posts will officially re-dedicate the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway on Sunday. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Three candidates were named finalists in the search for superintendent of the new Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport Central School District. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Fire that apparently started in a ground-floor apartment at 1158 Springfield Road claimed the life of Brittany Barney. Read more

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WESTPORT | Award-winning pianist Daniel Linder is coming home for a visit in June. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | School budgets met with voter approval in all sections of northern Essex County. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The final in the Piano By Nature performance series is all about FUN! And the show promises some unique genre blends of piano and electric guitar. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Work inside the shuttered storefront at 2495 Main Street here is progressing. Read more

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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

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

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