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Wet woods, high water and tall tales | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been an extremely, wet week to be in the woods, which is good for mushrooms, gardeners, whitewater paddlers and waterfall photographers, but not for much else.

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It's time for the Best Fourth in the North!

Events run today through Saturday

Details have been announced for the upcoming 2015 Best 4th In The North Celebration beginning on July 1.

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Hague set for July 3 bash

The Independence party gets started a day early in the town of Hague, where fireworks and a concert will take place Friday, July 3.

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Schroon Lake ready for 61st annual Fourth of July celebration

The hamlet of Schroon Lake will be abuzz with activity in celebration of Independence Day with activities lasting well into the evening Saturday, July 4.

From the Front Lines of the Manhunt for Sweat and Matt

Our reporters detail what it was like to cover the history-making prison break

It’s over | Little Bits

A headline read, “It’s Over.” Like other traumatic events, most of us will remember what we were doing when the second of two Clinton Correctional Facility escapees was shot. This one lived.

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Superintendent, 11 others placed on leave in escape investigation

Three high-ranking officials at Clinton Correctional, including the superintendent, have been suspended alongside nine security staffers, the state announced on Tuesday.

A time for celebration and change | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Once again we are proud to join with members of the free community newspaper industry this July to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around this great nation.

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Ti Police using body cameras

The town of Ticonderoga has joined a growing list of communities to use body cameras.

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Guard charged in connection with escape appears in court

Gene Palmer, the guard arrested in connection with the inmate escape from maximum security prison earlier this month, has waived his right to a felony hearing.

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Stewart’s grant match Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership

The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) recently received a grant for $1,000 from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program.

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Sweat captured, authorities eager for answers

Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.

Autopsy: Matt died from skull fractures, brain injuries

Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.

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Search area expands as Sweat remains at large

Authorities continued their search Saturday for the lone surviving escaped convict on Saturday, expanding their search to a 22 square mile area south of Malone.

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Ticonderoga Spanish class receives grant for iPads

The Ticonderoga High School Spanish department recently received a competitive educational grant from the Adirondack Foundation to enhance language learning through technology and online applications.

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Cough sealed escaped convict's fate

While searchers detected movement as they searched for a killer, it was a cough that sealed Richard Matt’s fate. He never even got to fire a shot, nor did he say a word, before his death.

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Matt shot dead, Sweat on the run

Police have shot and killed escaped murderer Richard Matt and are close to closing in on David Sweat

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Seniors ready to shine!

Local grads to walk the aisle this weekend

This weekend will mark the culmination of a 13 (or 14, if there was pre-kindergarten) year journey for local high school students.

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PAC wrestling event at North Hudson campsite raises funds for autism

Performance Art Connection, a non-profit organization based in Moriah that specializes in action wrestling shows to support the various needs of their local communities, joined with the campsite to put on the event as a fundraiser for the Upstate Autism Alliance based out of Glens Falls.

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Ticonderoga High seniors shine at annual project day

Annually, the senior students participate in senior projects, working throughout the school year on a project they have a passion for.

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