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Our Town Theatre Group to present dead and breakfast

North Creek’s Our Town Theatre Group announces their new murder mystery program. Dead & Breakfast - a murder mystery by George DeChant, will premiere at the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake on September 19.

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Vikings down Chiefs 40-22

Progress was the theme in Saranac today as the Chiefs fell to the Moriah Vikings 40-22.

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Red Storm move to 2-0 (update)

Saranac Lake over Plattsburgh 40-2

The Red Storm rolled to a 40-2 victory over Plattsburgh on the road Friday night. Saranac Lake moves to 2-0 and is 88-2 over its first two games.

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Eagles attack Patriots on the ground (update)

Beekmantown 43, AuSable Valley 22

The Eagles' Justin Stevens eclipsed the 200 yard mark on the ground and Beekmantown rolled off 23 second quarter points on its way to a 43-22 win over AuSable Valley on Friday night.

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Lake George Jazz Weekend to present acclaimed musicians Sat. Sept. 13 & Sunday Sept. 14

Whether its quirky, innovative music, gypsy jazz or straight-ahead stylings or selections from Fellini soundtracks, it's all being offered Saturday and Sunday at the Lake George Jazz Weekend by some internationally renowned artists.

Literacy Services Leads to Opportunity, Strong Communities

As the new school year begins, our focus turns to education.

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Fifth annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival scheduled

The 5th annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival, New York States’ first ever moose-themed fete, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic adirondack experience.

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WWNY-TV 7/Siena Poll: Stefanik up by 13 in NY21

Republican Elise Stefanik has an early lead over Democrat Aaron Woolf in New York's 21st Congressional race, with Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello garnering 10 percent.

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Eagles blank Blue Bombers

Chazy boys win 2-0 in windy game at Lake Placid

Two first half goals by Chazy (3-1, 2-0) helped the Eagles top the Blue Bombers in a game dictated by wind factors. With the wind at their back in the first half, Chazy’s right outside midfielder Tyler Hicks received the cross just outside the six-yard box and drilled it in for an early first half score.

Supports land purchase

Trying to change the focus of a pertinent issue before an election has always been a ploy by desperate politicians and that seems to be the case with Mr. George Moore’s attorney.

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Colleen Tara-Patrick O’Loughlin to Dillon McHugh Hanley | Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Brendan and Karen Hanley of North Creek, along with Susan Horton and Jeff Lok of Oswego, and Michael and Isobel O’Loughlin of Sarasota, Florida are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Colleen Tara-Patrick O’Loughlin to Dillon McHugh Hanley, both currently of San Francisco, California.

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Frontier Town vote nears for North Hudson residents

Voters in North Hudson will head to the polls on Sept. 18 to decide if the town should purchase the decaying theme park

August 2014 | Weather Watch

August 2014 was a very cool month, which was great for sleeping, and a moist month, which was great for gardens.

What is the cost?

To the Times of Ti: Dear North Hudson Resident, As most of you are aware there will be a special election on September 18th, regarding the “Ballot Proposition” calling for the town to purchase property from the county. There have been a lot of questions but few enlightening answers. As stated by our supervisor “this may be the most important decision our town will make in the foreseeable future”. It is not a matter to be decided without fully knowing the consequences of mere speculation. I hope that you will take the time to read this letter and maybe gain a little insight into what is at stake here. FACTS The property contains four parcels totaling 88.68 acres with an assessed value of over a half million dollars ($568,000.00) Parcel #125.1-1-12.134 does not include acreage and is only “Water Rights-Water Supply”. Most of the property is behind the A-Frame and includes the defunct park. Some of it is on Route 9 and includes the motel, Belle’s Restaurant. the brown house, and the warehouse. These buildings have been condemned by the town. Much of the land is considered “wetlands”. There has been a lot of talk, and confusion, about the A-frame (this is the most desirable piece of property for business). Please be aware this property is NOT included in the proposition. It is currently owned by George Moore of Keeseville who has paid upwards of $100,000.00 in taxes since he purchased it at auction. “This piece IS NOT included in the potential land acquisition”. COST TO TAXPAYERS IF ACQUIRED To our knowlege, there have been no marketing, cost, or feasibility studies. Without such in depth studies, there is no way of knowing exactly how much this will cost the taxpayers of North Hudson. At this point, anything said is speculation and should be taken lightly. Here are some of the cost we must seriously think about before agreeing to the land purchase. Initial cost of the land - at this point the cost is $60,000 but it is not known if the town must pay interest, fees, and penalties Demolition and disposal of condemned buildings - cost unknown and depends on whether the buildings contain lead paint, asbestos or other contaminates - not to mention what may be underground in other areas of land Marketing and feasibility studies - one time cost - unknown Creation and upkeep of recreational trails - it is not known who will maintain and groom the trails - if it is the highway department, do they have the time and equipment - continuous cost of maintainence and equipment -unknown Removal from the tax rolls - If the town is allowed to acquire these lands, they will be removed from the rolls indefinately. Ron Moore stated it could take 15-20 years before we see any income from this property - continuous cost-unknown (estimated we will lose almost $100,000.00 in tax revenue over the next ten years). Litigation - The land we are voting on is currently in litigation. This land went to auction and there was a high bidder (North Hudson DID NOT BID at auction). That bidder has filed suit and it remains in court. Can North Hudson afford to be included in that suit? IS North Hudson already involved in this suit (is this the “litigation” for which the board meets in executive session)? After costly litigation, we could still lose the proposed lands - cost-unknown PROPOSED LAND USE There has been no clear designation as to the use of these lands. The town has covered all bases by claiming some will be used for recreational trails and some will be used for business interest. RECREATION - In addition to the 240 acres already owned by the town, they recently acquired 130+ acres of former Frontier Town woodlands. That is over 370 acres forever removed from the tax roll. This should be enough land for the “Grafton Trail Riders”. If this is not suitable, the state has recently purchased thousands of acres for recreational use. In fact “69,000 acres will become part of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve. As the properties come into state ownership, the State will develop recreational plans and determine classifications of the lands to encourage public access and appropriate use of the properties while also protecting their outstanding natural resource values.” How much more land do we really need for recreational use? We can become the largest “playground” in the Adirondacks but who will benefit from that?.....motels and businesses in Schroon Lake and surrounding areas. Who will pay for that?....North Hudson. Where is the cut-off for the great “recreational use, land connector”? BUSINESS - Although it is clear the town wants complete control over the business interest of these properties, once removed from the rolls, the town can not just “sell” it to whom ever they choose. There are strict guidelines and rules pertaining to municipal land transactions. As of yet, we don’t know the process and assume the town doesn’t either. Government processes are known for their “red tape”. Are we willing to carry the burden for the next 20 years? “Can” we carry the burden? This is not prime property for business. We’ve all watched these properties decay or sit on the market for long periods of time. Why are we assuming town “intervention” will be our saving grace when they clearly have no definitive plan? As you can see there are many things to consider. What is listed here is just the obvious. We haven’t even touched on the unanticipated (cost or regulations governing municipal lands). This could have devastating effects on the future of our little town. Once we take that road, there is no going back. Please let your voice be heard on election day - get out and vote on September 18th, between 12pm and 8pm. If you can’t vote in person, please request an application for an absentee ballot. Ballots will be counted at the close of polls that night. Angela Nolan North Hudson

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Farmers market continued into fall months

The Indian Lake Community Farmers Market continues to offer a large assortment of grown in the Adirondacks fresh produce, plants and flowers. In addition, market vendors also offer made in the Adirondacks baked goods, maple syrup, candy, jams and jellies, quilts, table runners, birch bark frames, bookshelves, quilts, fly fishing accessories and much more.

Man arrested for assault, kidnapping

Police Beat

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Extensive project to upgrade Million Dollar Beach launched

Environmentally-friendly porous pavement, boat washing stations, swimming and fishing piers with universal access, and an improved vehicle traffic flow — are all coming soon to Lake George's famed Million Dollar Beach in a $6.3 million construction project.

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New York begins its long big game season | Notes from the North Woods

It may seem far too early for hunters to be taking to the woods again, especially in light of the recent 90 degree temperatures.

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Do you plan to follow local sports this fall?

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Supervisor: Assessment down at Frontier Town

I would like to respond to some of the comments in the recent editorial George Moore’s attorney responds.

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