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QUEENSBURY | Warren County government made a substantial change in their judicial system last week that is intended to protect the Constitutional rights of suspects, uphold the public’s right to witness court proceedings and protect the safety... Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Watching the 26 seniors at North Warren High School go onstage for their graduation ceremony June 29, school counselor Mike Terrio said they were an accomplished, talented group of students. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The graduation exercises of Lake George High School Class of 2019 occurring on June 29 focused on the theme “Time Flies,” narrated by seven of the 10 top students of the Class of ‘67 commissioned to talk about past, present and future. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | In several years, the Lake George Village may have a major new attraction that will introduce area visitors to a revered century-old tradition in upstate New York — an Adirondack fire tower. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | During commencement exercises held June 28, graduating seniors of Warrensburg High School praised their teachers, parents and the area communities for their supportive, embracing spirit. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Warren County’s primary election June 25 offered up some surprises, chiefly because of some of the unexpected wide margins between several of the candidates. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | Summerfest, the Town of Chester’s annual warm-weather festival — to be held Saturday, July 6, in a time-frame condensed from prior years — is featuring several new attractions in its 2019 edition. Read more

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CHESTER | The Town of  Chester is again seeking federal funding to replace aging pipes that deliver drinking water to households and businesses in the hamlet of Pottersville. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Dogs in northern Warren County will soon be able to congregate and cavort while their owners enjoy views of the surrounding wooded hills and a picturesque pond, if plans presented last week to the Johnsburg Town Board are realized. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Prominent area high school athletes excelling in spring sports have recently been awarded all-star status. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Despite their qualms about the potential impact on local taxpayers, Lake George Village trustees committed this week to the construction of the new $24 million sewage treatment plant that has been years in development. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | More than 120 wineries, craft beverage producers, artisan food crafters and food trucks are slated to be participating in this weekend’s fifth-annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in the Lake George Festival Commons. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A school district that has hosted a lot of innovation through the years can now claim another rare phenomenon. Read more

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MOREAU | The Lake George softball team’s sectional tournament campaign ended June 4, as Chatham  outscored the Warriors, 5-3, in the Section II Class C championship game held at Moreau Recreational Park. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Leaders of the Town of Warrensburg have moved forward on their effort to expand the municipality’s hamlet as well as increase the size of its primary sewer district. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Concerned over projected huge future increases in local taxes and sewer charges, Town of Lake George officials suggested June 10 that the pending construction of a new $24 million municipal sewer treatment plant be shelved... Read more

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WARRENSBURG | The appearance of neighborhoods across Warren County — and a riverside area in Warrensburg — are likely to improve in the future, according to actions undertaken recently by town and county leaders. Read more

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BRANT LAKE | The town of Horicon is going to follow in the footsteps of Los Angeles and Austin as it seeks to spice up its tourism with a brand-new attraction. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | This weekend, dozens of police and other law officers will be enjoying camaraderie and relaxation as the third annual Law Enforcement Officers Weekend is held in Lake George Village. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | As in its prior years, the 37th annual Americade which concluded last weekend featured many thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts enjoying the camaraderie, two-wheeled tours, musical entertainment and the huge expo... Read more

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BRANT LAKE | The Adirondack Lakes Alliance has honored Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson for his half-dozen years of advocacy work towards protecting the environmental quality of lakes and rivers in the Adirondacks. Read more

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BOLTON LANDING | A presentation on aquatic and terrestrial invasive plants — and how property owners can effectively and safely remove them — is to be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 15 at the Hague Community Center. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | A local emergency medical technician walked up to the entrance of the Wayne Stock music festival Aug. 3 — the second day of the two-day event held in North Creek Ski Bowl Park —and he introduced himself to Tammy Bukovinsky... Read more

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WARRENSBURG | The annual Warren County Youth Fair returns for 2019 with several new attractions linked to a theme of “sustainable living.” Read more

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HORICON | A much-anticipated community event held annually in a hamlet near the border of Warren and Essex counties — and which features live music, dancing, food and raffles as well as dozens of yard sales — has a new focus this year. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Local municipal officials and leaders of environmental organizations expressed appreciation to U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik last week for her help in lining up a $500,000 grant to pay toward construction of the village’s new sewer plant... Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Wayne Stock, northern Warren County’s premier music festival, returns to North Creek Ski Bowl Park this weekend for its 12th edition — with a strong lineup of 13 bands over two days. Read more

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BRANT LAKE | A treasured Brant Lake community tradition is about to be resurrected. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Projects to improve Warrensburg’s water supply and sewage treatment have moved forward in July. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Plans to erect an Adirondack fire tower as a tourist attraction in Lake George’s Charles Wood Park took a major step forward last week after both Warren County and Lake George Village took action toward having one erected. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Whether it was due to the balmy weather or a strong area economy, a robust crowd turned out for the 57th-annual Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree held last weekend by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The annual Adirondack Guide Olympics that challenges the skills of river-rafting guides on the Hudson River was held July 26 — and it featured intense but friendly competition. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Lake George village’s indebtedness for the pending construction of a new $24 million sewer plant is to be reduced by 2.9 percent, after a new joint federal/state grant announced last week is factored into the plant’s financing. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | For two generations of North Country families, the Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree has been a favorite midsummer event combining aspects of a carnival and an old-time country fair. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A local entrepreneur has achieved remarkable success through his innovative approach to a fitness enterprise that promotes area citizens’ wellness, and his efforts have been rewarded with a notable honor. Read more

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STONY CREEK | The remote Adirondack town of Stony Creek will be celebrating its rural traditions next weekend, as its Mountain Days festival is held Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | John and Lisa Alexander have devoted many hours of their time and talent to the betterment of the Town of Warrensburg, and their efforts have prompted the local chamber of commerce to honor them as Citizens of the Year. Read more

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HAGUE | By next year, tourists and area residents may have a new destination where they can enjoy an impressive birds-eye view of southern Adirondack landscape. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The use of Lake George Village docks by commercial watercraft — except those already permitted to use them through 2019 — is to be prohibited, according to a decision adopted July 15 by the Lake George Village Board. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Resumption of passenger train service between Saratoga Springs and North Creek on Warren County’s railroad moved closer to reality recently as representatives of prospective railway operator United Rail presented its intentions... Read more

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  • Adirondack Gateway Council CEO Ed Bartholomew talks to members of the Warrensburg economic development committee this summer about approaches to building commerce and building a local sustainable economy.

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    Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant supervisor Tim Shudt explains the steps of processing sewage during a 2012 tour of the facility. Monday, the village board enacted a moratorium on sewer hookups for commercial and multi-family developments while local officials pursue plans for a major renovation or replacement of the treatment plant.

  • During the 2013 edition of the World’s Largest Garage Sale, bargain-hunters walk up Main St. in Warrensburg. The sale offers virtually everything from dollar-store items, tools and household goods to valuable antiques and rare collectibles. This year’s great sale, officially to be held Saturday Oct. 3 through Sunday Oct. 4, is to offer train rides for visitors seeking to avoid the traffic and parking woes — as well as the ‘Family Fun Zone’ which features free entertainment and activities for those weary of shopping.

  • This three-bedroom ranch home assessed at $121,600, was among 65 or so properties sold at a previous tax-sale auction.

  • Bob Roberts of Queensbury talks to Warren County supervisors July 28 about his late daughter’s service to area communities — and to the nation — as a paramedic. Listening (rear) are Queensbury at-large Supervisor Mark Westcott and Roberts’ wife Cindy. The Roberts couple’s request to have a local pedestrian bridge named in memory of Kristie was endorsed by the supervisors that serve on the county Public Works Committee.

  • One of Warren County’s dozen-plus emergency response vehicles sits outside the county Municipal Center. With the vehicles left outside through the winter, emergency personnel might not be able to respond in a timely manner to a calamity occurring during a major snowstorm, the county Emergency Services Services Director Brian LaFlure warned this week. Also, the equipment, worth over $1 million, is degrading due to its exposure to the weather. LaFlure suggested that a garage be built to house the vehicles and equipment.