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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

Guest Columnists

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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

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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

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

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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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STOWE | You can join the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a unique new exhibit, titled “Peak to Peak: 10th Mountain Division Then and Now.” Read more

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Jet pilot and former Vermont Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie helped fly 150 veterans of World War II — as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars — from Fort Myers, Florida, to Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The bronze plaque in the front hallway at Keeseville Elementary has a dark patina, burnished deep brown by time. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A group of 16 veterans residing at Essex Center, the elder care home here, were presented with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. Read more

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