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SCHROON LAKE | Derrick Denteh knows a thing or two about changing cultures. When he was 3, his parents felt he needed to spend some of his formative years in his ancestral homeland of Ghana, so then sent him from his home in the Bronx... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Not everyone shares equally in a good economy. Some jobs don’t pay, some people are unable to work and others encounter a run of bad luck. For them, food pantries exist to provide three days worth of food as a bridge when food stamps... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s efforts to write solar regulations into its zoning law got off to a choppy start last Thursday, when citizens at a public hearing said they had not received adequate background information about the proposal. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Like the ivy at Wrigley Field, Eurasian watermilfoil dies back in the winter then springs to life with a vengeance come spring. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | July 4, 1776, was a great day for America. July 4, 1777 — not so much. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has joined a list of towns calling for after-hours lockdowns of two northern Lake George boat launches to prevent the spread of invasive species. Read more

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PORT HENRY | The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors and volunteers for the upcoming Champ Day celebration, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Champ Beach in Port Henry. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School Superintendent John McDonald Jr. retired from his position last Tuesday, after an unsettling two months in which the board struggled to produce a budget that was acceptable to taxpayers and school stakeholders Read more

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TICONDEROGA | A year ago, as the Ticonderoga Country Club was smack in the middle of major improvements to its golf course, it received a devastating setback when its historic clubhouse burned to the ground. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | A recent survey of Essex County students found that school was the place they were most secure, while they felt far less safe in the community as a whole. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Like many 12-year-old boys, Julian Fleury is not enamored of schoolwork. Read more

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CROWN POINT | When the flower boxes deteriorated and had to be removed from the Crown Point Post Office, clerk Cammie Anderson felt the facade just didn’t look right, particularly as the town has been in the middle of a beautification effort. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | In 19th century Japan, telling a fish story wasn’t acceptable. Instead, the catch was documented not with weights and measures, but with the art form known as “gyotaku,” in which the medium is ink — and the fish itself. Read more

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PORT HENRY | During the portion of the French and Indian War that was fought in the mid-1700s, it is arguable that the British sank more of their own boats than the French did. They meant to do it. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Central School community came out Thursday, June 20, to celebrate the crowning moment in team sports for the school, honoring the 2019 Class C baseball state champions in the auditorium at Ticonderoga High School. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Not counting a mountain of mine tailings the color of a foggy day, and some industrial architecture that seems not to fit in along the shoreline of the recreation-minded Adirondack Coast... Read more

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PORT HENRY | AdkAction and Mountain Lake Services will open a farm store in Port Henry in July, selling local and regional produce, bread, meat, eggs, dairy and value-added products in the Mountain Weavers Guild storefront on Main Street... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has had the title of Best 4th in the North for so long that no one can remember exactly who it was that gave it the name. But needless to say, it was a designation that came as the result of a lot of hard work. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School Superintendent John McDonald Jr. retired from his position Tuesday, after an unsettling two months in which the board struggled to produce a budget that was acceptable to taxpayers and school stakeholders. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Communities in the Essex County lake communities are gearing up for the Empire State bicycle trail, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Town of Ticonderoga will officially dedicate its new, $14 million water plant on Wednesday, which finally brings it into compliance with state and federal regulations and orders issued over the past 10 years. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership will host the 2019 Street Art Project Auction entitled “Adirondack Gardens,” to be held Thursday, Aug. 15 at Olive’s Ti Pi in Downtown Ticonderoga. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Town of Ticonderoga has named Adam Hurlburt Chief of Police, bringing stability to a position that has known little of it over the past few years. Read more

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WILMINGTON/WESTPORT | More than 150 bicyclists representing 30 states and Canadian provinces will encamp in Ticonderoga for two days this month before taking off on Cycle Adirondacks’ Ultimate Cycling Vacation, a 400-mile spin through the... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Roughly 170 years ago, the North Country was home to a railroad that had nothing to do with steam engines and depots. The Underground Railroad was a clandestine network of safe houses for runaway slaves heading to Canada and freedom. Read more

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PORT HENRY | The oft-delayed Moriah Hydro power storage project has hit another speed bump that could push final approval of the plan well into 2020, federal officials said during a public hearing last week. Read more

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CROWN POINT | A small section of Bridge Road near the Crown Point Historic Site may be reconfigured, depending on whether or not the project can get funding. The irony of the problem isn’t that the highway is too bad, it’s that it’s too good. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The death of the automobile is greatly exaggerated, at least in the eyes of enthusiasts who will converge for the 27th-annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 4, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point, like many rural school systems, has had success getting its students into college. The problem is keeping them there. Read more

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KEESEVILLE | Supporters of the Town of Chesterfield held an open house last weekend on the grounds of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm to draw awareness to what the town has to offer. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Small, rural libraries dot the North Country, not just lending books, but acting as research desks, art galleries, schools, continuing education centers, concert halls and social hubs dedicated to serving the people of Adirondack... Read more

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HAGUE | In Shakespeare’s day, stage productions were viewed a little differently. With television and movies still centuries away, live theater had to be agile; shows would not run for weeks at a time, nor invest in elaborate backdrops and stage sets Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Silence might be golden, but actor Buster Keaton took it one better. “Silence is of the gods,” he said. “Only monkeys chatter.” Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Abigail and Molly Wisser, now just out of college, wanted summer jobs where they would be able to give something back to the Schroon Lake community that they love. They had no idea how meaningful a contribution that would be. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Online learning is easy. In theory. But those who were not born into a digital world may find computer classes daunting, so for them the North Country Community College in Ticonderoga has announced a business program that’s... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | In the late 1700s, a young surveyor was thrashing around the western Adirondacks trying to bring some sense of order to a massive tract of land where French nobles, for some reason, felt they might be able to regroup... Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Having given up on the federal government’s ability to accomplish much of anything these days, Judith Enck, a former regional EPA administrator, is counting on local boards and civic groups to apply bottom-up pressure to decouple... Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Derrick Denteh knows a thing or two about changing cultures. When he was 3, his parents felt he needed to spend some of his formative years in his ancestral homeland of Ghana, so then sent him from his home in the Bronx... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Not everyone shares equally in a good economy. Some jobs don’t pay, some people are unable to work and others encounter a run of bad luck. For them, food pantries exist to provide three days worth of food as a bridge when food stamps... Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s efforts to write solar regulations into its zoning law got off to a choppy start last Thursday, when citizens at a public hearing said they had not received adequate background information about the proposal. Read more

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