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ELIZABETHTOWN | Close to a year and nearly $1 million into a $2.27 pilot program designed to improve ambulance service, Essex County still has not received any reimbursement or even a signed contract from the state. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Free tax-return preparation services sponsored by the AARP is kicking off its 15th year in Ticonderoga, Hague and Bolton Landing. The service is available to anyone, regardless of age or income. Read more

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AU SABLE FORKS | The fire department will donate all proceeds from their Feb. 2 Big Breakfast Benefit to Craig Scholl as he now recovers from successful kidney surgery in Maryland and gears up for further treatment and expensive travel costs. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has announced the first Young Professionals meet and mingle of 2020, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m., at TACC’s offices (94 Montcalm St.). Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Former Eagle photographer won numerous news awards. J. Kirk Edwards, formerly of Ferrisburgh, passed away earlier this month at his retirement residence in South Carolina. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Francesca Paine “Frisky” Irwin Award

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ESSEX | Essex Community Fund presented its first Francesca “Frisky” Paine Irwin award to Donna Lou Sonnett, honoring her for decades of volunteer service in the Town of Essex. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | For millions of children across the world, living without basic necessities is a harsh reality and the idea of gifts a foreign concept. That’s what local volunteers are working to change this holiday season as they gear up for... 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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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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MINERVA | Around 60 people gathered at the Minerva Town Hall and Senior Center Aug. 13 to listen to propositions to change the current volunteer EMS and fire squad system that serves the ever-aging population of Minerva and surrounding Adirondack... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County (LVCC) uses its limited budget and resources to help improve literacy in adults. Read more

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RUTLAND | If you would like to make a difference for the animals at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), consider becoming a transport volunteer. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Students in volunteer and leadership roles on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus were honored and recognized at the 39th-annual Student Recognition Ceremony for Leadership and Service recently. Read more

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The sun was out, and the Saratoga strip offers so much more than most Essex County towns. Read more

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ATHOL | A community event in which local residents “shopped” for quality new and gently-used items donated by neighbors was well attended — and generated enthusiasm among donors as well as those adopting the goods at no charge... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The eighth-annual I Love My Park Day is right around the corner, and the state of New York is preparing to celebrate. Read more

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HAGUE | Taxes are no laughing matter. Unless, maybe, you have your taxes done for free by Hague AARP Tax-Aide, where tax season becomes a time of friendship, renewing old acquaintances and even sharing a joke or two. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | With a number of special events, in addition to the general summer population expansion of vacationers and snowbirds, Ticonderoga wants to put on its best face. Read more

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