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SARANAC LAKE | St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake, has announced that Vince Connors has been named as chairperson of the agency’s board of directors. Read more

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Back in July, you folks printed a note of mine regarding the long-ago connection of the stars and stripes to those who really care about their living free. Read more

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Elizabethtown Social Center teens would like to invite all local veterans to an appreciation dinner in recognition of Veterans Day. Read more

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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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Veterans Day is a time to recognize and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving our great nation and protecting our unique freedoms. The North Country is home to more veterans than any other district in New York state. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Aid program in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties helped 4,150 low-income individuals and families last year get their taxes done for free. Read more

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LEWIS | More than 200 residents attended the dedication last Saturday, Oct. 5, of Lewis Veterans Park, where names of military sons and daughters of Lewis are raised in bronze on plaques to honor their service in combat and in times of peace. Read more

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CROWN POINT | When you’re standing next to someone at a checkout line, said Mary Cunningham, you never know — maybe that person is a cancer survivor, someone who has benefited from cancer research at the grass roots level. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A few years ago, the Champlain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set about work to remove dirt and debris from veterans’ gravestones in local cemeteries. Read more

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The national American Legion was founded in 1919, 100 years ago this year. Within months of that first charter, Essex County veterans of World War I came together to secure benefits, outreach, policy, education and community support... Read more

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The old live with their memories, the young with their daydreams. As a member of the former, I remember when borders were for protection, not barriers to social justice. The flag was saluted and not used as fuel at a protest. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Local citizens should urge their federal politicians to fully fund ongoing efforts to recover the remains of soldiers killed overseas in combat, the leader of Warren County’s annual P.OW.-M.I.A. ceremony said June 2. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Throughout the Town of Plattsburgh, banners are proudly displayed along the sides of roads, specifically Smithfield Boulevard, Plaza Boulevard and on the Route 3-22B split from Hammond Lane. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Essex County American Legion posts will officially re-dedicate the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway on Sunday. Read more

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PORT HENRY | LeRoy Vanderhoof served in the Navy during World War II, and was a signalman aboard the amphibious LSMR-190 during the battle of Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Local American Legion official Gene Pierce gazed out at the crowd of several hundred citizens gathered May 27 for Warrensburg’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Read more

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Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | All are invited to experience the Ticonderoga area Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events and family focused opportunities in Hague, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | As Memorial Day approached, the Hometown Heroes banner project came to Ticonderoga last week, as images of local soldiers went up on town utility poles as a proud band of veterans and supporters followed along. Read more

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RUTLAND | When Cold War-era U.S. Navy veteran Donald McColgan, a resident of Rutland County, turned to the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction for help with an extreme dental problem... Read more

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