Editor, Adirondack Journal
Warrensburg and the southern Adirondacks are poised for job growth and prosperity, an experienced regional economic development official says.
The fried clams, fish fry specials and 28 flavors of rich ice cream will be back soon, as the classic Howard Johnson's Restaurant of Lake George — closed down for several years — will be reopening soon with its vintage furnishings, large salad bar and an expanded menu. The Lake George Howard Johnson's was one of three remaining restaurants of the once-ubiquitous chain.
The bowling alley in Lake George is undergoing substantial expansion, with a laser tag arena, arcade games, and a two-story climbing structure to be added.
An Army sergeant from Queensbury man who has struggled with ailments since being seriously injured by a massive explosive device in Afghanistan was recently awarded the Purple Heart — but he deferred the honor to the soldiers who are still fighting overseas, or didn't return from war.
Foir years, fewer and fewer volunteers have been stepping forward to serve on the region's emergency squads. A new local EMT training course is expected to help curb the disturbing trend.
The venue that's hosted rock superstars and a half-dozen hockey teams failed to prompt one bid Monday Aug. 18 when it was put up for a public auction. The lack of bids is expected to embolden the Coalition to Save Our Civic Center, a group of area community leaders who seek to continue its operation as a sports and entertainment venue under a public-private partnership.
A young race car driver amaze the crowd as they achieve an improbable feat.
Visitors at the Railroads on Parade model train museum in Pottersville gaze at several of the detailed cityscapes created by Clarke and Barbara Dunham, world renowned set designers. The Dunhams are looking for a new financial backer or a new location, or both. Courtesy photo
Before the Times Union Center in Albany, the Glens Falls Civic Center was regional attraction for large-scale sports and entertainment events. Now with its operational expenses burdening local taxpayers, city leaders have put it up for public auction. A citizens group, however, has stepped forward with a mission to acquire it and keep it a locally managed venue.
It's again time for that sports program that's brought fulfillment and fun — as well as lessons in sportsmanship and responsibility — to hundreds of local children: Warrensburg Youth Football.