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SARANAC LAKE | Employees of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will have the opportunity to grow their career skills and gain a college degree through a new partnership with North Country Community College (NCCC). Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The national Lights for Liberty movement was observed July 12. Locally, a few women from Saranac Lake created their own extension, holding a “safe space” gathering for those that wanted to share, and a candle-light vigil... Read more

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Without much fanfare on Thursday, June 13, the New York State Court of Appeals rendered a decision that received little attention. Given the statewide implications and Essex County’s involvement, it’s a shame. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In 2017, Adirondack Outdoor Enthusiast opened in Essex on Lake Champlain. However, proving to be a “foot-traffic-off-the ferry-from-Vermont” sort of venue for operations, where tourists mostly came to dine, the new outdoor sporting... 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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ELIZABETHTOWN | The season has begun for the Adirondack History Museum on Court Street, at the epicenter of Elizabethtown. The museum has been open for a month, featuring a brand new theme for its 2019 season: “Adirondacks: Wild Times.” Read more

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In response to Dan Alexander’s thoughts on Independence Day — from the tiniest of wildflowers in the high desert, to the raging power of the Colorado river, to St. Jude’s hospital, I for one, do not take America’s gifts for granted. Sadly, many do. Read more

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In 1985 while playing a pickup game of softball, I chased down a foul ball. Even though it hit the ground and there was no play to be made, I charged the ball hard and stuck my left leg in the ground and leaned, apparently awkwardly, with my... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | At a recent Essex County Board of Supervisors Ways and Means Committee meeting, Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha addressed his colleagues with his concerns over new legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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WILLSBORO | School breakfast and lunch at Willsboro Central School will be free for all students next year, regardless of family income level. Read more

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Jade is an absolutely stunning, petite, 2-year-old female gray diluted tortoiseshell cat. Jade has these limpid, pale green eyes that bring to mind the semi-precious stone for which she’s named. Read more

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ESSEX COUNTY | Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) has announced that Kelly Bush, RN, and Julie Charboneau, RN, of the Essex County Health Department Home Health Unit have been awarded the 2019 Telehealth Honor® Award. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Employees of St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will have the opportunity to grow their career skills and gain a college degree through a new partnership with North Country Community College (NCCC). Read more

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WESTPORT | In an 86-year-long line of graduates that most likely started with the name Sara Cross in 1934, MacKenzie Wescott was the final student to walk across the stage to accept a Westport Central School diploma June 29. Read more

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HAGUE | Ginger Henry Kuenzel has proved that not only can you go home again, you can get a witty book out of it at the same time. Read more

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WESTPORT | Adirondack Park Agency commissioners approved a map amendment request to move 32 resource management acres to Hamlet in Westport. 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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PLATTSBURGH | There’s two reasons local angler Ben Wright likes fishing Lake Champlain. Sure, it’s his hometown lake. But it also boasts a quality that Wright finds special as he hits the water for this weekend’s Costa FLW Series Northern... Read more

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LAKE PLACID |  The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has launched LakePlacid.com, a revamped, mobile-friendly website designed to promote tourism to the region. Read more

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Sweet Pea sure is one easy-going dog. The first part of her name doesn’t begin to describe this darling 1½-year-old beagle with beautifully expressive chocolate brown eyes. Read more

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