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The Glen Bridge to be strengthened in $8.3 million project

The state-owned Glen Bridge that spans the Hudson River in Thurman is to have its foundation strengthened, with an aim for it to withstand major flooding events. This $8.3 million project is likely to begin in 2016.

Pleased with house vote

I deeply thank our Congressman Bill Owens for signing on to the House resolution 688 which calls for President Obama to pledge our country’s fair share to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization or GAVI.

Non-profits do their part

“Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?”

No money on the tree

I am going to brag about my beautiful maple tree on my lawn.

Editorial misleading

The Valley News Editorial “Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?” implies that not for profits don’t create jobs; paralyze economic development; serve hobbyists and insular groups (many of which represent seasonal residents;) don’t serve the poor; and create towns “preserved in amber” (aka playgrounds for the rich).

EMS needed

Recently one of our community members had a serious heart attack.

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Mountaineers rally for sectional win against Panthers

With talented players on both teams, no one really seemed to have the upperhand. In the second half of the sectional face-off, Minerva-Newcomb found intensity and rallied over the Crown Point Panthers, 5-3, Oct. 23.

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Griffins rain down on Johnsburg in sectional playoff debut

The Elizabethtown-Lewis/Westport boys varsity soccer team made their opening statement in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII/Class D playoffs with a resounding 11-0 win against Johnsburg Oct. 23.

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'Trunk or Treat’ event — spooky fun for Pottersville children in their own hometown

The first Halloween fest for downtown Pottersville in decades is to be held Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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“Autumn Artistry” exhibit now on display at Art in Chestertown Gallery

Art in Chestertown Gallery continues its series of offering intriguing artworks in a charming rural-town location.

Breakdown tax relief received

A breakdown of the tax relief each non-profit receives would be educational for citizens and local governments in the North Country.

Ski center good for EMS

It is a commonly voiced myth that Gore Mt. Ski Center prejudices the Johnsburg Emergency Squad’s ability to serve the residents of Johnsburg and that the taxpayer is paying for, “all those skiers and city folk who get ambulance service for nothin’.”

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O’Hara nets quarterfinal appearance for Willsboro against Chazy

There’s no better time to score your first win of the season then when a loss means its over.

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Volunteering second plank in United Way platform

United Way stakeholders met last week in Elizabethtown to discuss how they can better serve communities in Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties through volunteer efforts.

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Library received passes for patrons

The Town of Johnsburg Library received a grant from the Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region to buy museum passes for their patrons.

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DEC announces rescue missions locally

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide.

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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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Dam Nation movie | Conservation Conversations

A few months ago I wrote about the impact that dams have on fish migration.

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Absentee voting information offered by Warren Co. officials

The Warren County Board of Elections will have additional office hours to allow for Absentee Voting for those registered voters of Warren County who will be out of the county on Election Day, Nov. 4.

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NY21: Candidates debate for third (and final?) time

Tranquility marks final debate between the three candidates seeking to run for the seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens.

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