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ELIZABETHTOWN | Every minute of hard work moves Judy Rushford toward one goal: to stand on two legs and walk again. Read more

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Cat Lady JoAnn Drinkwine

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Earlier this month, Drinkwine was recognized by the Town of Ticonderoga for her work as the face on Angel Connection, a nonprofit organization that promotes and assists in the spaying/neutering of cats in Ticonderoga and surrounding communities. Read more

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VA Valentines

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PERU | Peru High School students in the Brilliant Pathways/College for Every Student Program recently delivered hand-made valentines to the Stratton VA Hospital, bringing more than 40 messages of hope to hospitalized veterans there. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Billy Jones - 2020 - Color

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Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would reduce the tax burden for small businesses and farms to help make New York more affordable for local entrepreneurs. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Many visitors to Lake George will be immersed cajun culture Saturday Feb. 29 as they participate in the Lake George Mardi Gras festival in which 17 restaurants and taverns will be participating. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Incidence of flu this season is widespread throughout New York, including Essex and Clinton counties. Read more

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Small Tales Ribbon Cutting

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WARRENSBURG | The leading daycare center in the region is converting to a not-for-profit entity, and the change is expected to boost its range of services and programs while enhancing its affordability. Read more

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Dan Alexander

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The Russians are coming. Guess what? The Russians never left and will most likely never will. Read more

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Bombardier

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PLATTSBURGH | Local officials are optimistic about Bombardier’s intended sale of its transportation division and the future of the Plattsburgh rail-car manufacturing plant. Read more

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Short Term Rental Hearing

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LAKE PLACID | A newly added provision to limit the operation of short-term rentals to 90 days out of the year drew the most attention at a public hearing in Lake Placid Tuesday. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Democrats met Tuesday night to endorse candidates for Mayor, Ward 2 Councilor, and Ward 5 Councilor for a June Primary and a November General Election. Read more

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New WCS Auditorium Near Finished

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WARRENSBURG | Warrensburg High School has a new state-of-the-art auditorium with engineered acoustics, a huge well-appointed stage, a professional sound system and high-tech theatrical lighting, as well as air conditioning. Read more

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Popsicle-stick bridge

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TICONDEROGA | Never underestimate the power of the mighty Popsicle stick. Earlier this month, middle school students in Ticonderoga used the arts-and-crafts staple to build bridges and see which ones stood up to the most weight. Read more

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Swan Talks Finances Warr Co Feb 2020

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QUEENSBURY | Due to the work of the Warren County Treasurer’s Office, local property owners will have several million dollars erased from their future tax burden. Read more

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Housing

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ELIZABETHTOWN | With affordable housing becoming increasingly scarce, Essex County is putting together a task force to study county housing inventories and figure out how to get reasonably priced homes into the hands of local, working people. Read more

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Nettle Meadow Kunik

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THURMAN | Internationally famous artisan cheesemaker Nettle Meadow Farm of Thurman recently won national honors at the 2020 Good Food Awards competition held in San Francisco Read more

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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

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Trustees Test Tablets

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LAKE GEORGE | Music or other sounds will no longer be allowed to be broadcast from shops along Lake George village streets, according to an ordinance adopted Feb. 10 by the Lake George Village Board. Read more

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Bartholomew Wbg Econ Dev

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WARRENSBURG | Warren County’s leading economic development guru recently outlined measures Warrensburg’s leaders and local businesses could undertake to achieve greater commercial vitality. Read more

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Frank Sheldon Petition

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TICONDEROGA | Frank Sheldon spent a recent chilly Saturday outside a convenience store engaging in some old fashioned politics. He was urging citizens to sign a petition protesting sharp jumps in Ticonderoga sewer and water bills. Read more

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  • Miles Thomas House Dollar General

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    Miles Thomas House Dollar General

    The Victorian 1870s-era Miles Thomas House at 3847 Main St. in Warrensburg sits on the lot where a 9,100 square-feet Dollar General Store is to be built if a developer’s plans become reality. Several local citizens are seeking an interpretation of the town zoning laws from the Warrensburg Zoning Board of Appeals, and a public hearing has been scheduled on the issue for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the town hall — and citizens interested in the town’s future are urged to attend.

  • LG Kidney Transplant

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    LG Kidney Transplant

    Lake George Town Assessor Lori Barber and town laborer Johnny Cocozza-Hill pose for a photo Nov. 7, four days before they were both in Albany Medical Center for a kidney transplant operation. Lori, 50, gave up one of her kidneys to Cocozza-Hill, who has a chronic kidney condition that has worsened in the last two years.

  • Stewart's Grand Opening - Chester

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    Stewart's Grand Opening - Chester

    While people were packing the new enlarged Chester Stewart’s Shop for its grand-opening celebration, area officials and community members gathered in front of the convenience store for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Holding up the ends of the ribbon are (left side, left to right): Glens Falls YMCA’s Brian Bearor, state Assemblyman Dan Stec and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, and (left side) Chester town board member Karen DuRose — while store manager Vicky Tucker (center) prepares to cut the ribbon. Representatives of the North Warren Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-Lakes Community Alliance were also on hand.

  • Crown Point Central School listen to World War II

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    Crown Point Central School listen to World War II

    Students at Crown Point Central School listen to World War II veterans, John Sweet and John Neggia.