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KEENE VALLEY | Better than a century ago, a merchant in Plattsburgh took out an advertisement in the paper, using copy that must have seemed hilarious at the time. Read more

The Sun

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The old saying is that everything changes while everything remains the same. I look back at the way we are now and at things as they were 100 years ago and it is almost like the same play but with different actors. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The story of World War I hero Alvin York reads like one of those entertaining but highly improbable movie scenes where a single good guy battling amidst a hail of bullets kills a multitude of bad guys. Read more

The Sun

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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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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PLATTSBURGH | What makes any one person a survivor? Is there a characteristic, an idiosyncrasy, that might lend itself to survival through one of history’s most horrific campaigns of mass genocide? Read more

The Sun

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My father, Henry A. Pinsonneault, a resident of Bennington passed away on Feb. 15, 2002, at the age of 94; had he lived a little longer he would be 123 years old now. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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TICONDEROGA | Perhaps no peace has led to so much war. Read more

The Sun

“Among the many amusements, nothing influences for evil as much as the dance. It is demoralizing in its effect, and it is an established fact that it is one of the greatest causes of immorality. Read more

Community Columnists

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KEENE VALLEY | In March of 1920, the spunky and adventuresome silent film star Pearl White was in the village of Port Henry shooting a picture about Alaska. Read more

The Sun

Veterans who voted for Trump must know that he did not attend the 100th anniversary ceremony in France last week honoring our American heroes at Aisne-Marne American cemetery where our World War I heroes lay buried. Read more

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Since the founding of our nation, the men and women who make up our military have fought to protect our nation and way of life in the most horrific of circumstances. Read more

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WADHAMS | A salute to Veterans Day at Essex County’s Veterans Cemetery honored all who served and are in service today. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY - Nov. 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY - A portrait of young Middlebury residents Austin, Ruth, and Katherine Ross during World War I. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WARREN COUNTY | Patriotism will prevail across northern Warren County this weekend as Veterans Day is observed in Chestertown, Warrensburg, Hague and Lake George with ceremonies, parades and presentations and a dinner honoring military personnel. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area veteran groups are preparing for ceremonies to honor Veterans Day this weekend. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | There’s a good argument to be made that the first world war didn’t happen at the beginning of the 20th century, it in fact occurred more than 150 years earlier. Read more

The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A powerful old cartoon circa 1900 returned early this year to its owners. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A hundred years ago, World War I was a contentious “sell” to people across the U.S. Read more

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