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With better broadband, telecommuting could help local economy

Job opportunities in the North Country is no longer reliant on the industries of mining, agriculture and timber. In rural communities, the future for filling homes and schools with year-round residents and job creation for current residents could come from employment at companies elsewhere through telecommuting.

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United Way kick off breakfast brings record crowd

The United Way of the Adirondack Region (UWAR) celebrated the work of its community supporters with a kick-off breakfast Sept. 20 at the American Legion in Plattsburgh. The breakfast was busting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd of more than 200 people. The event’s 216 attendees included supporters, pacesetters, community partners, board members and volunteers.

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Essex woman charged for neglecting 41 horses

Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, 41 malnourished horses have been seized and their owner, Shelley Wing of Essex, has been charged with 41 counts of failing to provide sustenance for them.

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Search for missing Massachusetts man continues in Keene

New York State Police along with the Chicopee, Mass. police are working together in a search for an avid hiker who was last seen in Keene Valley. Scott Haworth, 46, of Chicopee, Mass. was reportedly last seen Sept. 5 at the Valley Grocer in Keene Valley attempting to cash a check. He was reported missing Sept. 10 by a coworker in Massachusetts when he hadn’t been heard from since Aug. 24. Chicopee Police Captain Dan Sullivan said they handed over the search to New York State Police when Haworth’s car, a 2002 Red Ford Focus, was located Sept. 5 in Keene at a parking area on State Route 73 near the Round Pond trailhead.

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Schroon Lake Teen returns home

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo has ended with him returning home on Monday, Aug. 19. Anauo was classified a runaway. Anauo’s parents contacted the New York State Police at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night and informed police he returned to their home on Davis Road in Schroon Lake in good health. Public Information Officer with the New York State Police Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said she couldn’t comment on where Anauo had gone or why he had run away.

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Search is on for missing Schroon Lake Teen

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo, headed by the Schroon Lake Fire Department, has been called off. Anauo has been classified a runaway. Chief of the Schroon Lake Fire Department, Rodney Secor said they called off the search because police investigators kept getting conflicting stories. New York State Police continue to search for Anauo.

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Crown Point man sentenced to 15 years for killing brother

Family members of David Lang cried and called out “I love you Dave” to him as he was removed from the court room on Aug. 8 after the 71-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years post supervision for killing his brother. Lang pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree manslaughter. In June he had reached a plea agreement in Essex County Court that lowered the charge from the original charge of second degree murder. As part of his plea agreement, Judge Richard B. Meyer agreed to a sentence of no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years with five years of probation.

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North Country Volunteer Center to hold recruitment workshop

One of the most valuable resources of a community is its volunteers helping to sustain programs that enrich the lives of residents. To harness that energy, the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCVC) will host an educational event for organizations to learn how to reach potential volunteers through an online data base on Aug. 29.

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Horse Rescue celebrates 10 years helping animals heal

In the past 10 years, over 100 horses have found solace and new homes through the Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Inc. (CMVHR). Hundreds of others have found homes through the work of the rescue.

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Vehicle tax halted by Essex County Board of Supervisors

The biggest voice advocating a “vehicle tax” changed his tune during the July 1 Essex County Supervisors monthly meeting, putting the brakes on an additional registration fee.

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