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TICONDEROGA | Forest rangers are used to getting emergency calls concerning wilderness hikers who have gotten lost or turned an ankle. But a trapped horse, not so much. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Arts Council held a reception for supervisors at the historic Hand House last week to thank them for their role in helping to revive an agency that just a decade ago had been in danger of withering away. Read more

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KEENE | The stress caused by an intense interest in the High Peaks this fall has turned forest rangers into meter maids, hikers into vandals, elected officials into parking-lot attendants and state parking policies into not-so-funny jokes. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Moriah took a step toward waterfront revitalization last week, conceptually approving construction of a rental cabin at its Bulwagga Bay campground. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Champ can run, but he can’t hide. Not forever — at least that is the view of Champ hunter Katy Elizabeth, who has made a career of searching for the fabled Lake Champlain sea creature. And after years on the hunt, now she says she’s... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s 6th annual Adirondack Harvest Plein Air event will take place the last weekend in September, offering residents a chance to interact with artists on a personal level as they are outdoors painting whatever scenes strike... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Two kids from Saskatchewan in 1926 are credited with playing the first game of what would become known as Frisbee golf. There were no Frisbees then, but the kids sailed tin canning jar lids into four-foot circles scratched in the sand. Read more

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OLMSTEDVILLE | If the frost isn’t on the pumpkin yet, it’s getting close. And another indication of fall is the opening of the pumpkin patch at It’s About Thyme farm in Olmstedville. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | A decade ago, Muhammad “Mo” Ahmad was a businessman splitting his time between New York City and northern New Jersey when a friend told him about a business opportunity, a Sunoco station, in a place called Schroon Lake. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Although not permitted to speak for the record, residents of Old Military Road got their point across last week as they stated their objections to a 36,000 propane tank proposed to be located in their midst. Read more

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WESTPORT | When the body of freshly hanged abolitionist John was being transported from now-Charles Town, West Virginia, to his North Elba farm, not everyone on the route knew what to make of the circumstance. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Stewart’s Shops has signed a contract to purchase the Mac’s Supermarket building, which became available last month when the independent grocer announced it would be closing its doors. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | By nature, restaurants aren’t always known as good environmental stewards, from food that’s thrown away to a surfeit of plastics that can end up in the environment. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has received a $95,000 grant from the federal government that will pay tuition for high school students attending vo-tech classes at CV-Tec in Mineville. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Long-time Lake Placid residents turned out at a public hearing last week in defense of traditional neighborhoods and a small-town way of life that they said are being swallowed up and destroyed by short-term rental properties... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | If you love what you do,  why not work until — oh, say the age of 96? On a Sunday in late August, Grace Trombley played and sang at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church, the capstone on a musical career that began 82 years... Read more

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MORIAH | Fourteen years ago, Larry Cutting had one of those fantastic ideas born of genius and too many beers. He and a couple of his neighbors on Mutton Hollow Road decided to celebrate Labor Day with their very own parade... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Two boat launches in northern Lake George will be locked down after hours beginning Sept. 6 as part of a pilot program to increase protection from aquatic invasive species on the lake, Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more

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JAY | New York Times best-selling author Tim Rowland’s newest book confirms what many have suspected: politics is a weird business. 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

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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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