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NEWCOMB | Jimmy Schaeffer was passing through Newcomb when the gas lamp on his dashboard lit up, indicating he was low on fuel. Mile after mile went by with nary a pump in sight. Read more

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Ti Grants - Golf Course

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TICONDEROGA | Southern Essex County received a thick slab of state funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 Regional Economic Development Council grants, led by help for ongoing public works projects in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. Read more

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Generous Acts

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LAKE PLACID | The Adirondack Foundation, a Lake Placid organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy, has opened applications for the 2020 Generous Acts grants. Read more

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Shuttle Trails

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Fewer hikers might wind up parking in the yards of Keene Valley residents because of a planned shuttle system that will bus hikers from Marcy Field to all popular Route 73 trailheads. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | America’s West Coast long ago figured out that offices are overrated. Employees are just as productive, or even more so when they work from their home or on the road. The East Coast isn’t quite there yet. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | New book tells the story of sunken bateaux Read more

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Paradox Brewery

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NORTH HUDSON | After months of delays, the Paradox Brewery is rolling out barrels of beer at its new plant off the Northway’s Exit 29, the first privately owned piece of what the state hopes is a comprehensive development at the former Frontier Town. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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Newcomb Museum

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NEWCOMB | Many a scenic hill and dale boasts of having finest best view in the Adirondacks, but the town of Newcomb’s claim from Overlook Park is as strong as anyone’s. From this spot, located along Route 28N, the High Peaks of Essex rise Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga will be able to complete utility and street upgrades to The Portage more quickly than anticipated, after receiving a $5 million state grant. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s totemic Lord George Augustus Howe has contributed much to the community’s storyline, and now he’s about to add a new feather to his considerable cap: a lesson in the trades. Read more

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FEMA - 2019 Halloween Strom

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The federal government has declared 18 North Country counties to be a disaster area eligible for financial aid as the result of damages from the 2019 Halloween Storm, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. Read more

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CROWN POINT Redemption

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point Redemption Plus is under new ownership and will operate on a new schedule starting Jan. 12. Read more

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Crown Point Hamilton

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CROWN POINT | Students of Rachael Leclaire-Charron’s Crown Point English class are no strangers to theatrical productions, even those on Broadway. Read more

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Ticonderoga High School

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TICONDEROGA | Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget difficulties, the Ticonderoga School Board is looking at structural, cost-saving changes that include the consolidation of its middle and high schools. Read more

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Penfield Pond

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CROWN POINT | Penfield Pond is at the heart of one of the most historic places in Essex County. But the pond itself may soon be history because the dam responsible for its existence is failing and will likely have to be removed. Read more

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Solar

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TICONDEROGA | After a process that has spread out for years, the Ticonderoga Town Board said last week it will pass a code allowing solar farms by Dec. 30. Read more

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Firemen

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TICONDEROGA | The historic Adirondack Lanes bowling alley in Ticonderoga was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, after just having battled back from devastating ice damage last year that ruined the facility’s roof. Read more

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Fema - Road Closed - Halloween Storm 2019

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County suffered $4 million worth of damage from a Halloween storm that felled trees, washed-out roads, downed power lines and caused significant destruction to private property. Read more

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The Graves Mansion

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The historic Graves Mansion in Au Sable Forks will revert to bank ownership, after the palatial estate failed to attract any other bids at a foreclosure auction last week. Read more

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Shuttle Trails

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Fewer hikers might wind up parking in the yards of Keene Valley residents because of a planned shuttle system that will bus hikers from Marcy Field to all popular Route 73 trailheads. Read more

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JAY | A small earthquake rattled parts of the northern Adirondack region at 5:38 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday. This is the second small earthquake to strike the North Country region in a week. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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Newcomb Museum

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NEWCOMB | Many a scenic hill and dale boasts of having finest best view in the Adirondacks, but the town of Newcomb’s claim from Overlook Park is as strong as anyone’s. From this spot, located along Route 28N, the High Peaks of Essex rise Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga will be able to complete utility and street upgrades to The Portage more quickly than anticipated, after receiving a $5 million state grant. Read more

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FEMA - 2019 Halloween Strom

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The federal government has declared 18 North Country counties to be a disaster area eligible for financial aid as the result of damages from the 2019 Halloween Storm, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. Read more

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Crown Point Hamilton

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CROWN POINT | Students of Rachael Leclaire-Charron’s Crown Point English class are no strangers to theatrical productions, even those on Broadway. Read more

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Ticonderoga High School

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TICONDEROGA | Hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget difficulties, the Ticonderoga School Board is looking at structural, cost-saving changes that include the consolidation of its middle and high schools. Read more

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Penfield Pond

Photo by Tim Rowland

CROWN POINT | Penfield Pond is at the heart of one of the most historic places in Essex County. But the pond itself may soon be history because the dam responsible for its existence is failing and will likely have to be removed. Read more

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Solar

Adobe Stock

TICONDEROGA | After a process that has spread out for years, the Ticonderoga Town Board said last week it will pass a code allowing solar farms by Dec. 30. Read more

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Firemen

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TICONDEROGA | The historic Adirondack Lanes bowling alley in Ticonderoga was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, after just having battled back from devastating ice damage last year that ruined the facility’s roof. Read more

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Fema - Road Closed - Halloween Storm 2019

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County suffered $4 million worth of damage from a Halloween storm that felled trees, washed-out roads, downed power lines and caused significant destruction to private property. Read more

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The Graves Mansion

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The historic Graves Mansion in Au Sable Forks will revert to bank ownership, after the palatial estate failed to attract any other bids at a foreclosure auction last week. Read more

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schroonOTC2019

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SCHROON LAKE | Schroon Lake will celebrate its 34th annual Olde Thyme Christmas starting on Tuesday as, according to Chamber Executive Director Susan Palisano, “the town looks like a Christmas card.” Read more

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UVM Crown Point Turkey

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CROWN POINT | It’s counterintuitive, but then again it’s not: You go to the doctor and he writes you a prescription for good food. Read more

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Former Port Henry Village Hall

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PORT HENRY | As the iron industry faded, the Witherbee Sherman & Co, headquarters was ceded to the Town of Moriah, which today uses it as its town hall, which by law must be accessible to its citizens. Read more

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Larock

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A Ticonderoga man was sentenced the maximum 25 years to life last week for the murder of William “Liam” Brown, retired U.S. Army veteran who was shot at a private residence a year ago and dumped in the La Chute River. Read more

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HOLIDAY TRAIN

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PORT HENRY | Christmas may come without ribbons and it may come without tags, but last Wednesday it definitely came with rain. No matter. Hundreds of soggy but happy people turned out to celebrate. Read more

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StarTrek-Generation

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County supervisors voted this week to initiate a process that will transform a decaying downtown Ticonderoga property into a tourist destination for legions of dedicated Star Trek fans. Read more

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The Graves Mansion

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AU SABLE FORKS | The storied Graves Mansion, a home-born of the Industrial Revolution that some describe as the historical heart of Au Sable Forks, is expected to be auctioned off in a bank foreclosure sale next week. Read more

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