The Town of Johnsburg has announced the dates for the 2013-14 Family Fun Pass.
Plans being discussed for annual event
Star Trek fans maybe making the trip to Ticonderoga next year. James Cawley, a Star Trek enthusiast, actor and movie producer, wants to bring fellow Trekkies to his hometown.
With an experienced lineup for 2013, The North Warren Girls Basketball team is looking to be very competitive, coach P.J. Hogan said this week.
Last year, with an explosive offense and tenacious defense, the North Warren Boys Basketball team exceeded expectations for a school with such small enrollment — they captured second place in the Adirondack league Western Division with an 11-5 record, second only to Lake George, who eventually were crowned State Champions.
Mineville, Moriah school bells now on display
A Moriah student has revived a portion of her community’s heritage. A pair of bells — from the old Mineville and Moriah schools — are now on display at Moriah Central School thanks Brooke Mildon, a seventh grade student.
The board offered a resolution of appreciation to David Johnston at its Dec. 2 meeting, who had been the inmate GED instructor at the Essex County Correctional Facility for the past 10 years before announcing his retirement.
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Contest to determine group’s symbol
The committee working to establish a food cooperative store in Ticonderoga is now seeking a logo. The Ticonderoga Natural Foods Coop committee has announced it will hold a contest to select a logo for the yet-to-be-created store.
The decision on who will install new mobile radios in the county’s emergency vehicles was temporarily put on hold Nov. 25 so both businesses looking for the contract could speak to the board.
Children’s Christmas Express faces shortfall
Children’s Christmas Express, a Schroon Lake holiday charity, is asking for public support. The program, which provides holiday gifts to children in need, is experiencing a shortage as Christmas nears.
Wealthy towns get richer, poor towns, poorer
Like the inequitable distribution of wealth in our nation, the towns with expensive lakefront properties get more and more sales tax revenue each year to offset governmental expenses, while the towns with little or no such property get comparatively little sales tax revenue — despite the fact they may be generating the revenue by hosting flourishing businesses. The outcome? more and more of the tax load gets shifted to the working class and those with fixed incomes. The Supervisors of the land-rich towns balk at raising the subject, because they don't want to rock the boat.
The festival that celebrates hometown holiday traditions is occurring Saturday Dec. 7 and Sunday Dec. 8 in Warrensburg. New attractions include a Living Nativity, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only, in front of Alexander Funeral Home on Main Street — asnd a Holiday Market in the Warrensburg Senior Center a block south of the historic town bandstand.
A courageous local boy stricken with a rare disease that causes episodes of horrific pain launches a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser — not to pay his medical bills, but to help other children with the puzzling ailment that confounds the medical community.
The coldest November in 30 years — plus plenty natural and man-made snow — have created excellent skiing conditions at Gore Mountain, and skiers are loving it!
Jan. 1 road race slated
Will one of your New Year’s resolutions be to get more exercise? If so, the LaChute Road Runners Club of Ticonderoga can help. The club is planning its 12th annual Resolution Run Jan. 1, 2013.
Chamber hails 21st annual event as a success
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has closed the books on its 21st annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show.
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 2014.
Readers aware that Indian Lake Dam (elev. 1660’) notched 103F on July 2, 102 the next day and 102 again on the Fourth...back in 1911...must have found mystifying that with just “three 90-degree days in a row” Paul Little’s Riparius site had the “warmest on record” July this year.
As I finished the Thanksgiving meal, my wife and I prepared for our family, I couldn’t help noticing the empty plate that is placed on our table every year.
Grant allows for new park bench
Champlain Legacy Park has a new addition. A park bench has been placed in direct view of the LaChute River Falls by the Ticonderoga Historical Society. The Champlain Legacy Park is located adjacent to Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.