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Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.
Bill Barnhart and Holly Dixon both spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting, stating that they were concerned about rumors that the Ticonderoga Police Department may move from their current home to the Armory.
The Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake became the eighth of 10 local, community cinemas to reach their goal as part of the Go Digital or Go Dark fundraising program, led by the Adirondack North Country Association and Adirondack Film Society.
The brass in Ticonderoga wants to get more aggressive when it comes to keeping up the appearance of the town, which includes making sure those who own property here but live outside the lines are held responsible for how their place looks.
The Moriah and Middlebury native recently released his debut album, “It’s Gonna Be a Good Night,” on iTunes, Google Play and online (joeMcGinness.net) and other digital outlets. His first single, one of six original songs from the album, was released in April, and has sold over 7,000 copies digitally through iTunes, XBox, Amazon and Google Play.
Committee draws near on go digital goal
The Save the Strand Committee recently announced that they are very close to securing the needed funding to renovate the Schroon Lake hamlet theater from a one screen, 35-mm projection system into a modern digital projection facility.
The 25th annual Adirondack Folk Music Festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Schroon Town Park by the bandstand.
The department, with assistance from the New York State National Guard, New York State Police and Essex County Sheriff’s, conducted a marijuana eradication sweep Aug. 6 in different parts of town.
The third annual Crown Point Relay For Life, to support the American Cancer Society, is set to take place starting Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. at the Crown Point Central School and run for 12 hours into the morning of Sunday, Aug. 10.
Author S. Thomas Bailey will be signing and talking about the first three books in his, “Gauntlet Runner Series,” at the former Fort St. Frederic in Crown Point from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10, as part of the annual French and Indian War Encampment.
At a special press conference July 1, President and CEO Beth Hill announced the historic site brings in almost $9 million annually in economic impact, factoring in visitor spending from tourists; spending by Fort Ticonderoga in its daily operations; the indirect and induced impacts created by labor income as it flows into the regional economy; and tax revenue generated by that spending.