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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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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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SCHROON LAKE | Twenty businesses in and around Schroon Lake will join other communities this week celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Palisano. Read more

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WILLSBORO | The Adirondack forest — its hemlock, beech, maple, ash, pine and oak — is perhaps as iconic as the mountains themselves. Public urged to be on the lookout for signs of damaging invasives. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County will use surplus funds and successful health insurance negotiations to keep taxes relatively flat in its 2020 spending plan, according to a budget memo provided to town supervisors. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Keene took its first steps last week toward drawing up a resident-driven master plan that will guide the town board as it tackles five front-burner issues that will affect the community for years and decades to come. Read more

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PORT HENRY | This barn was built for brides and grooms, not horses and cows. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Almost like flood waters, surges in hikers on certain days in the High Peaks overwhelm highways and trails, then recede to leave the towns and state with lots of cleaning up to do. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | When construction crews were scraping the ground for a new entrance to the Ticonderoga hospital they began unearthing things: A beer bottle from long ago, what appeared to be a girl’s change purse and the stacked stones of a dry well. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Demolition was expected to begin this week on the former Mac’s Village Supermarket, which will be razed to make way for a new Stewart’s Shop, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava told a town board meeting Thursday. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $465,000 through a highly competitive grant program for restoration of a defensive stonework on the north side of the fort. Read more

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Budget 2020

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PORT HENRY | Town tax rates will be down in Moriah next year after the board agreed to a 2020 budget that largely maintains that status quo. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Former Drake’s is now the Trail Break restaurant Read more

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Crown Point Central School listen to World War II

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CROWN POINT | Students at Crown Point Central connected emotionally with a disappearing chapter of American history, as they listened to two old soldiers describe what it was like to save democracy in the second World War, so many years ago. Read more

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Port Henry beach on Lake Champlain

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County continued to mop up from a significant flood this week, as state officials surveyed the damage to help determine if the region would be eligible for disaster aid. Read more

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Ticonderoga’s water pumping station

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s new $14 million water system produces water of such pH hardness that it is damaging machinery and making it difficult for residents to lather up, a town sewer and water committee was told last week. Read more

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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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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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Fort Ticonderoga stone wall

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TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $465,000 through a highly competitive grant program for restoration of a defensive stonework on the north side of the fort. Read more

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Budget 2020

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PORT HENRY | Town tax rates will be down in Moriah next year after the board agreed to a 2020 budget that largely maintains that status quo. Read more

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Crown Point Central School listen to World War II

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CROWN POINT | Students at Crown Point Central connected emotionally with a disappearing chapter of American history, as they listened to two old soldiers describe what it was like to save democracy in the second World War, so many years ago. Read more

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Port Henry beach on Lake Champlain

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County continued to mop up from a significant flood this week, as state officials surveyed the damage to help determine if the region would be eligible for disaster aid. 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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