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PLATTSBURGH | The prestigious Good Scout Award was given this year in honor to Dan and Gayle Alexander, owners and publishers of Sun Community News, and Rosemary Souza-Botten a community partner. Read more

News Briefs - New York

PLATTSBURGH | Local residents are invited to an afternoon of family fun at Plattsburgh City Police Department’s annual “Coloring With A Cop” event. Read more

News Briefs - New York

PLATTSBURGH | A Keeseville man is accused of recently threatening a local TV station, just months after he allegedly made threats against a local community. Read more

Police Blotter

PLATTSBURGH | Officials of Community Bank N.A. are asking for the community’s help in restocking area food shelves. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Vaping

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PLATTSBURGH | Since September of 2019, there have been a total of 60 confirmed vaping related deaths, four of which were in New York. Overall, there have been about 2,700 known cases of vaping-related illnesses in the last year. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s Gala Parade is legend. The celebration last Saturday drew thousands to the streets here under perfect blue skies and bright sun. Read more

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As a young child, I learned the incredible importance of Lake Placid and the spirit of the 1980 Olympics from my father. A dedicated winter sportsman, my father spent time in Lake Placid for a portion of the Olympic games. Read more

Guest Columnists

Billy Jones - 2020 - Color

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ALBANY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by leaders and members of the NYSCOPBA to urge lawmakers to support A.930, a bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories. Read more

The Sun

TICONDEROGA | Two houses, one in Ticonderoga the other in Hague, were destroyed by fire on Monday and early Tuesday morning, respectively. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Port Henry Street Lights LED

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PORT HENRY | Politicians mess with street lights at their peril. Early in his career, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said there was a plan to remove one such light near a farmhouse out in the boonies. Read more

The Sun

Elevate - Ribbon Cutting

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TICONDEROGA | Council Member Joyce Cooper said at the ribbon-cutting for Elevate ADK Nutrition, several shops have opened in the business district. offering everything from health foods to exercise classes to massage to yoga to holistic medicines. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School seventh and eighth graders will be moved from the middle school to the high school next fall as the system seeks ways to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget woes. Read more

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PORT HENRY | True to its past, Port Henry has an iron-mining museum packed with artifacts, photos and documents, some of which are still in boxes waiting to be cataloged. Read more

The Sun

Casey Family donation

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KEESEVILLE | The Casey family poses with the donations to the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department that they helped make possible. To honor the memory of Shauneen Casey, who passed away last year. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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PLATTSBURGH | Plattsburgh’s Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) center, located at 87 Plaza Boulevard, is celebrating its one-year anniversary since opening Feb. 4, 2019. Read more

The Sun

SARANAC | Local residents can once again hit the ice at Saranac Town Hall. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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KEESEVILLE | A lot can change in half-a-century. One thing that had not changed since January 1964, however, was Charlie Cobb and Jim King showing up at fires and other emergency calls as members of the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department, until now Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Stewart’s Shops officials announced the purchase of family-owned gasoline and diesel distribution company, Polsinello Fuels, along with five gas stations. Read more

The Sun

Joyce Mitchell

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DANNEMORA | Joyce Mitchell is expected to walk free from prison today less than five years after she helped two murderers escape Clinton Correctional Facility. Read more

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CADYVILLE | Hunter Church recently claimed his first World Cup medal as he becomes the face of USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s international resurgence. Read more

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