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KEENE VALLEY | Keene took its first steps last week toward drawing up a resident-driven master plan that will guide the town board as it tackles five front-burner issues that will affect the community for years and decades to come. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Almost like flood waters, surges in hikers on certain days in the High Peaks overwhelm highways and trails, then recede to leave the towns and state with lots of cleaning up to do. Read more

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LEWIS/PORT HENRY | A local 4-Her has won national acclaim, taking third place in Horse Bowl Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | The race for the 21st Congressional District seat gained national attention over the weekend. Read more

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BEEKMANTOWN | A year after being told they would not be able to compete in the post season, the Lake George varsity volleyball team will be making the short trip to Glens Falls and the NYSPHSAA state championships after scoring a 3-0 win over Saranac Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | For the second year, Saranac harrier Rachael Woodruff finished among the best runners in Class C at the NYSPHSAA cross country championships, held Nov. 16 at Plattsburgh State. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | While Saranac Lake was winning their second state championship in as many years, several other local athletes had strong days at the NYSPHSAA boy’s state cross country championships Nov. 16 at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With strong performances from their top five runners, it was not a matter of if for the Saranac Lake varsity boys cross country team at the NYSPHSAA state championships Nov. 16 at Plattsburgh State. Read more

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Elizabethtown Social Center teens would like to invite all local veterans to an appreciation dinner in recognition of Veterans Day. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Eight students from Tri-Lakes regional high schools are participating in the Adirondack Education Center’s New Vision Health Careers curriculum at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake this year. Read more

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ESSEX | Essex Community Fund presented its first Francesca “Frisky” Paine Irwin award to Donna Lou Sonnett, honoring her for decades of volunteer service in the Town of Essex. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A total 294 people in Essex County took part in the inaugural round of Early Voting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The top harriers in New York State will be in Plattsburgh Saturday, as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s 2019 cross country championships will be held at Plattsburgh State University. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area town governments are finalizing spending plans for 2020. Generally, tax levy caps were calculated below 2 percent this year, many close to 1 percent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The University of Vermont Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York will host Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the hospital’s Elizabethtown campus. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County continued to mop up from a significant flood this week, as state officials surveyed the damage to help determine if the region would be eligible for disaster aid. Read more

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As we honored those who served in the military earlier this week on Veterans Day, we were reminded of a task not yet completed. Read more

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The Affordable Care Act, Republicans hate it and many Democrats don’t understand it! Republicans call it “Obama Care” because anything President Obama did was wrong in their eyes. Read more

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SARANAC | Eight Section VII titles have been handed out for Class C teams in the 2019 fall sports season. Saranac Lake has half of them. Read more

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OGDENSBURG | After Rhett Darrah connected with Sam Donaldson for a 62 yard touchdown pass, the Saranac Lake varsity football team was in contention, trailing Section X’s Gouverneur, 24-14, in the second quarter. Read more

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