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Keith Lobdell

South Bureau Editor
518-585-9173 Ext: 111

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.

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Fort Ticonderoga flexes economic muscle

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.

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Fundraisers announced to help injured Moriah teen

The fundraisers will take place in Ticonderoga July 18 and at the Moriah Country Club the following day, all to help pay the medical expenses of Ryan Gunning, a 14-year old Moriah Central School student who was injured in an accident on Mountain Spring Road in Westport recently.

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Resident issues brought before Moriah board

There were some pats on the backs and wraps across the knuckles when residents were given the chance to speak freely with their elected officials.

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Northern Lake George Paddle to help local youth programs

Northern Lake George Paddle, located next to Eddie’s Restaurant between Ticonderoga and Hague, will host a Family Fun Day event from 9 to 11 a.m., opening to the public to offer free instruction and play with Patty Hogan, six-time national champion and member of the APTA Platform Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Best 4th in the North Schedule announced

The Best 4th in the North opens Tuesday, July 1,and runs through Saturday, July 5, with organizers adding a day to the festivities.

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Schroon preparing for July 4 festivities

he parade will step off at 6 p.m. Independence Day, with a concert on the beach to follow with a fireworks finale after the sun goes down. Parade Grand Marshal will be the 2014 Schroon Lake Chamber Citizen of the Year, Joel Friedman.

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Five Nations brings new golf options to Ti

The fairways go up and down, sweeping across the landscape and providing a challenge to the most tried golfer.

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Moriah Chamber offices host vintage photos

A look into the past of the Town of Moriah will be on display throughout the summer at the Moriah Chamber of Commerce offices.

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Hebert finishes 18th in final high school race

The Ticonderoga track and field standout and winner of six NYSPHSAA state championships in the 110-meter hurdles finished the high school chapter of his career with an 18th place finish in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Saturday, June 14, in Greensboro, N.C.

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Commencement ceremonies scheduled

High school commencement ceremonies will be held this weekend at all regional schools with the exception of Mountainside Christian Academy, which held their ceremonies June 14.

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