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Essex County struggles with found money, budget procedures

Budget meetings dragged on Thursday as the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated requests for amendments.

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Ticonderoga cuts two highway dept. positions from final budget

Despite an impassioned plea by the President of the workers union for the Ticonderoga Highway Department, two positions were cut as part of the adopted 2015 budget for the town.

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CFES conference impact many in region

Fifty educators and students from the Adirondack region played a prominent role at the College For Every Student (CFES) National Conference in Burlington, VT. The two-day event gathered 430 educators, students, community and corporate leaders representing 78 schools and 32 colleges across the United States and Ireland. The event, titled “One Million More,” focused on strategies to help one million more low-income students attain post-secondary education and become workforce ready by 2025.

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Making Music, Making Friends and Making a Difference

After a rousing and well attended “Witherbee’s Open Mic” DVD Recording Party in October 2014, where over $1100 was raised by local artist performing original music for the Wounded Warriors Project and the Harry Chapin Foundation, Witherbee’s Carriage House Restaurant is proud to announce the long awaited, DVD Release Party, to be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at 6 p.m.

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Thrift shop at FUMC preps for events

The Thrift Shop at the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church will be participating in two Chamber of Commerce events, announced Jeannine Wright, co-manager of the shop.

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Essex County dispatches convoy to dig out Buffalo

Essex County has sent 12 trucks to plow out Erie County in a gesture of solidarity.

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Ticonderoga area turns out to support IP pipeline

Adirondack Council also backs proposed plan

While government leaders had already thrown their support behind the idea of a natural gas pipeline crossing Lake Champlain from Vermont to International Paper - Ticonderoga Mill, they received the backing of the largest environmental watchdog in the Adirondack Park.

Schroon chamber to hold decorating contest

The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual Holiday Decorating Contest for 2014. There are two divisions for the contest: residential homes and business.

Mineville VFW bowling scores

Mineville VFW bowling scores

Fourteen Vikings, Sentinels make football all star team

Seven members of the Moriah Vikings and Class D champion Ticonderoga Sentinels were given all star nominations by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference for the 2014 football season.

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DOT, Crown Point seek safety improvements for ‘bridge road’

Crown Point Supervisor Charles Harrington was presented with a petition from residents of his community wanting something to be done at the intersection of Route 185, the road leading to the Champlain Bridge between the two states, and Routes 9N/22.

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Ti Schools and Kiwanis host annual Holiday Party

The Kiwanis and Ticonderoga Central School District wil be hosting the annual senior citizen’s holiday party on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Elementary-Middle School cafeteria. 

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Essex Industries celebrates 40 years

Essex Industries, which is operated through Mountain Lake Services, invited the community into its Pilfisher Road site to show off their work and workers. It focuses on producing high-end canoe seats and canoe accessories, cedar picnic tables, camp stools, novelty cutting boards and pizza peels, with annual contract sales of approximately $1 million with customers from around the globe.

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VFW honors Charles “Gusher” Smith for 67 years of service

Smith, whose name is one of the 92 that appear on the original VFW charter dating back to 1947, was in great spirits as he reflected back on the years he has spent serving the community.

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Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Train will roll into local areas again

North America’s longest rolling food bank will again make its way to Fort Edward, Ticonderoga, Port Henry and Plattsburgh after Thanksgiving.

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Voter suppression in Essex County? Unlikely, says Board of Elections

While nearly one-third of Essex County voters failed to fill in the propositions on their ballots on Election Day, Board of Elections brass says voter suppression is not to blame.

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Red Storm’s strong season ends in 24-6 loss to Hoosick Falls

Saranac Lake finishes year 9-2 overall

The Saranac Lake Red Storm fell to the fourth-ranked Hoosick Falls Panthers 24-6 on Nov. 15.

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Beekmantown tops Livonia 1-0 in semis, falls in title game

1-0 win over Bulldogs sends Eagles to the finals before Mattituck ends their run

1-0 win over Livonia sends Eagles to the finals before Mattituck ends their run

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Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce plans after business mixer event

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce November After Business Mixer will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Gunnison’s Lakeshore Orchards & Olde Farmhouse Bakery in coordination with Adirondack Tax Accounting.

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Local biz to state: Sign off on signs!

Local stakeholders are renewing calls for signage variances as state land master planning process moves forward.

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