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Warm holiday wishes | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This time of year we all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love.

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Common Ground Alliance issues updated Blueprint for the Blue Line

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond.

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Fish trap expected to pay dividends for salmon fishery

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

S.A.V.E. praises government prevention

As close partners and co-investors in the Commission’s Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership calls on Governor Cuomo and the Commission to continue their outstanding leadership and commitment to the health of Lake George. S.A.V.E.’s public and private members.

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Branding produce, collaboration, food processors envisioned to boost farming in Adks.

For the past 80 years, agriculture has been virtually dormant in the southern Adirondacks. Recently, with the interest in building a sustainable economy and consuming fresh local high-quality foods, farming in the area has re-emerged. Making a living in agriculture here, however, has been a formidable challenge — and ideas are now being shared on how to do it.

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Santa, real reindeer & crafts in spotlight at Wbg’s holiday celebration

A grieving boy's plea to Santa, a tribute to the jolly big elf who's loyal to his hometown, and enhanced craft fairs were all aspects of the 26th edition of Christmas in Warrensburg last weekend.

Facts or conclusions?

Concerning the letter presuming to bring “flawed assumptions of the facts” to light from a previous Op-Ed piece, I would simply point out that the author states only conclusions in opposition without pointing out any facts at all, much less flawed ones in the op-Ed piece.

Bill of Rights response

In regards to your recent letter to the Journal I feel obligated to defend the veteran’s organizations resident in this area.

Country Christmas Tour gives thanks

The Country Christmas Tour in Indian Lake was held Nov. 28, and Nov. 29, and without all the support our steering committee received from the town and our many volunteers, we wouldn’t have been able to deliver such a wonderful experience.

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Cuomo launches solar initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced the launch of Community Solar NY, a new effort under the NY-Sun initiative to make implementing solar easier and more affordable for communities across the state.

2014-15 Family Fun Day Passes for Ski Bowl Park now available

The town of Johnsburg and Gore Mountain announce the release of the 2014-15 Family Fun Day Passes for Ski Bowl Park.

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Gardens of Eden | Conservation Conversations

I went out to Western NY for my annual deer hunting trip this year, only to have the weather reduce the trip to hours of travel time.

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Fat Guys in the Woods! | Notes from the North Woods

I recently watched an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods”, a new reality show which features a group of three or four amateur woodsman roughing it in the forested mountains of Tennessee.

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DEC Announces Stewardship Plan to guide interim management of the Essex Chain Lakes

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a Stewardship Plan Dec. 8 to guide interim management for public access and use of newly acquired lands in the Essex Chain Lakes Management Complex in the Central Adirondacks, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

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Local United Way seeks partner agencies

SEFA applications now available

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2015.

Minerva Government Class facilitates disucssion with BOE candidates

MINERVA — The school’s cafeteria had determination in the air on Tuesday evening as students, community members and Board of Education candidates gathered for a public forum. On Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., students from Chris Fink’s Participation in Government class sat at a table in the front of the room next to two of the three candidates petitioning for the one spot on the board. Students Jessica Hill and Sydney Baker led the discussion as they read community submitted questions and timed the candidates responses.

It’s what’s inside that counts | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Most Americans are attempting to make sense of the demonstrations and civil unrest taking place around the country as a result of the unfortunate deaths of Micheal Brown and Eric Gardner.

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Agriculture’s potential in Warren County to be topic of Warrensburg session

Agriculture and its potential renaissance in Warren County is the topic of a public meeting with interactive discussion set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Warrensburg Town Hall. Area Economic Development czar Ed Bartholomew is to be participating in the event.

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Children to craft decorations at Brant Lake holiday event Sunday

A celebration in Brant Lake — which has immersed both children and adults in holiday spirit for 13 years — is set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 7.

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Christmas in Warrensburgh set for Saturday & Sunday

The beloved two-day holiday festival returns to Warrensburg for its 26th year with a craft fair, open houses, live reindeer, mule-drawn wagon rides and craft workshops for children.

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