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Area leaders ask Sen. Gillibrand for help in boosting economic growth

In a meetup with area leaders, U.S. Sen. Gillibrand is asked to help lure a new hockey team to Glens Falls, to commit more federal funds toward local infrastructure repair and expansion, and to assist Glens Falls Hospital with its financial shortfalls. Gillibrand, in turn, talked of new funding sources for small businesses and revealed she saw her first rock concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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Smooth stretch of highway? | Conservation Conversations

This is another in the series of Road Trip articles, bringing you the conservation message.

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Spring Cleaning adoption event | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to announce our Spring Cleaning adoption event... all adult cats are free to adopt for the month of April!

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Curtis Lumber set for PetAPalooza

Curtis Lumber will host their fifth annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 14, across select retail stores located throughout New York and Vermont.

United Way grateful

We would like to take this opportunity to send a huge thank you to everyone in the North Country who supported The United Way of the Adirondack Region 2014 Fundraising Campaign.

Schools need fresh ideas

While North County school districts received a small degree of relief with last month’s state budget figures that announced a $602 million reinstatement of the state aid that school officials say is crucial to maintaining education programs for their students, and an overall fund increase of $1.1 billion, we feel as if more needs to be done to explore more creative ways of bridging the budget shortfalls that continue to plague districts.

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SUNY Adk.’s new CEO honored as giant chair is unveiled

As a giant Adirondack chair is dedicated on the SUNY Adirondack campus in conjunction with the inauguration if the institution's new president Kristine Duffy, students talk about their views on Duffy's character and the new course she envisions for the community college.

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NY21 Roundup: Where the candidates are on ballot access, fundraising and coveted endorsements

Everything you need to know about the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens as the candidates enter the next phase of the race.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

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Area businesses get behind CATS Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike

The business communities in Westport and Essex see potential benefits coming from the upcoming Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday May 3.

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Olsen to head Homeward Bound Adirondacks

The Reverend Col. Eric Olsen, (Ret.), has been hired to serve as the Executive Director of Homeward Bound Adirondacks succeeding Maj. Gen. Mark Graham (Ret.).

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In the Black! | Conservation Conversations

It was a gentle incline, not all that noticeable, but my shins were telling me a different story.

Winter still hanging on | Notes from the North Woods

I spent most of the past weekend in Elizabethtown, in order to visit with family and friends, and to check out a few of the local rivers and streams.

On Campus

Dean's List, Honors

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4-H youth participate in public presentation day in Westport

On March 15, 86 4-H youth from ages 5 to 18 gathered from all over Essex County from Ticonderoga to Ausable at Westport Central School for the annual Public Presentation Day.

Trivia Night a success

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its literacy committee for hosting another successful trivia night on April 1 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid.

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January Sheriff's Report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of January, 2014:

Chamber membership drive | Elizabethtown Column

Amazing, we are finally having some Spring weather!

Anderson Falls Heritage Society opening | Keeseville Column

I’m very happy to report that the Anderson Falls Heritage Society will be opening on April 15 from then until late Fall.

Good sap runs | Essex Column

On Saturday evening the Champlain Valley Film Society presents the best of this year’s Oscar nominated short films.

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