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Marijuana-growing facility proposal endorsed by Chester board

Chestertown could experience a substantial economic boost if it hosted a medical marijuana growing and processing facility, according to community leaders and principals of Etain, LLC who are proposing to situate a such an operation about a mile south of the hamlet.

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“Call Out Cuomo” tour rallies hundreds in P’burgh

Hundreds of protesters rallied at Plattsburgh High on Saturday morning to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education policies.

Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

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Marijuana-growing business proposal to be heard by Chester board Monday March 2

Details of a proposed medical marijuana growing and processing operation just south of Chestertown are to be heard by the town board at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday March 2.

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Daily bus service from Warrensburg to Glens Falls & Qby. envisioned

Public transportation from Warrensburg to Glens Falls — nonexistent since the bygone era of trolley service and stagecoaches — may soon become a reality. A public meeting on a proposed daily bus service is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday March 11 at the Warrensburg town hall.

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Controversial Westmount sale may go to public vote

The public may get the opportunity to vote on whether the controversial sale of the county-owned Westmount nursing home should proceed without a formal bid process or auction.

Bauer off base on how to protect

In your Feb. 21 edition of the Valley News, Peter Bauer wrote a detailed defense of Protect’s lawsuit of the APA’s approval of the ACR’s development near Tupper Lake.

French language cuts are a mistake

On Thursday Jan. 29, Quebec Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre pointed out that in 2013, the total value of trade between Quebec and New York State was nearly 6.7 billion U.S. dollars.

Dine United event a success

The United way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. partnered with several restaurants from Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties to hold the fifth “DINE UNITED” event on Jan. 21.

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Priory Retreat to have fundraiser

Priory Retreat House launches the priory fundraiser in march.

Beating those winter blues

Are you tired of feeling tired, grumpy, or sad?

Israel leader shouldn’t try to influence US policy

I am sure that I am not alone in expressing my dismay to you that Netanyahu of Israel is scheduled soon to speak before a joint session of Congress.

Thanks to the volunteers

On Tuesday, February 17, a fire destroyed my home on Sawmill Way in Minerva.

Rotary, MOAS to hold Youth Exchange

The Chestertown Rotary Club with the help of the MOAS Class at North Warren Central School will host a District Rotary Youth Exchange Weekend Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Damn coyotes! | Notes from the North Woods

In last week’s column, I referred to the process of rewilding our youth, in the same manner we rewilded our lands.

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Conservation Conversations

The Beatles did a song a while back called Day Tripper, if you are lucky, you can listen to it on your way to one of the following programs.

High Heels | Little Bits

High heels. My muses are at work again and that’s what they gave me today.

Duprey calling for support of bill to help military spouses

Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) is calling on state legislators to join her in supporting legislation that would help military families across the state gain employment when they are relocated for military service.

“I love the job!" Essex County Judge steps out

Essex County Judge Richard Meyer opens up job highlights, judicial style and the state of the race.

Medical marijuana is here to stay | Editorial

Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.Medical marijuana is here to stay in New York, and Plattsburgh is stepping up to the plate in a big way to grab that brass ring for the benefit of the entire North Country.

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