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WARRENSBURG | Town of Chester Supervisor Craig Leggett gazed up at two banners — hanging side-by-side on a utility pole in Pottersville — depicting local veterans Harry Smith Jr. and his father Harry Smith. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | German train cars were easy prey for bombing and the damaged cars were sent to Gleiwitz, a satellite camp of Auschwitz, for repair. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | If you love what you do,  why not work until — oh, say the age of 96? On a Sunday in late August, Grace Trombley played and sang at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church, the capstone on a musical career that began 82 years... Read more

The Sun

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This Sept. 1 will mark 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered 6 million European Jews. 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

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Terezin, perhaps better known by the German “Theresienstadt,” in the Czech Republic, was the military fortress Habsburg Emperor Joseph II erected in honor of his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The years following the German occupation of Pardubice and the ensuing war were filled with a series of small deprivations and degradations that piled on top of each other and sapped the strength of the city’s Jews. Read more

The Sun

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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

The Sun

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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

The Sun

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Warrensburgh Lodge, No. 488, I.O.O.F, at their regular April monthly meeting on Tuesday night, voted to purchase a building lot from Emerson S. Crandall, adjoining his downtown residence lot on Main Street, Warrensburgh, at a price of $1,000. 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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On Wednesday, April 24, John Rassmusen and I traveled to Keeseville to Danny Kaifetz’s Adirondack Flagpoles Co. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Need a lift? Ride along with this volunteer driver and discover who you will meet today, and your destination, in this episode of ACTR Riders we title, “A Worldy Gentleman.” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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

The Sun

Dan Alexander’s column in the Feb. 2 issue of The Sun brought back memories of an interview that Walter Cronkite had with Anwar Sadat. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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PLATTSBURGH | Bernard Amell lived a long and full life. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the signature of President Donald Trump last month, the post office at 10 Miller St. in Plattsburgh has been named for a local war hero. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point Central School teacher Crystal Farrell provides lessons in history through family context with a world view. Read more

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Today, John Rasmusson, United States Marine Corps World War II, and I joined with several Honor Flight veterans at a celebration at the Ticonderoga High School. Read more

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