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Pleased with house vote

I deeply thank our Congressman Bill Owens for signing on to the House resolution 688 which calls for President Obama to pledge our country’s fair share to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization or GAVI.

Non-profits do their part

“Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?”

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Area women nab top-notch Girls Scouts awards

Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York has announced the 2014 Women of Distinction honorees for Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties.

Good Shepherd says thanks

The Ladies of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Elizabethtown would like to express their gratitude to everyone who shopped and enjoyed lunch at their annual Country Craft Fair.

Editorial misleading

The Valley News Editorial “Nonprofits: Should they pay their fair share?” implies that not for profits don’t create jobs; paralyze economic development; serve hobbyists and insular groups (many of which represent seasonal residents;) don’t serve the poor; and create towns “preserved in amber” (aka playgrounds for the rich).

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Griffins rain down on Johnsburg in sectional playoff debut

The Elizabethtown-Lewis/Westport boys varsity soccer team made their opening statement in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII/Class D playoffs with a resounding 11-0 win against Johnsburg Oct. 23.

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Coats' header sends Patriots to Class C finals

On a play that would make U.S. National team defender John Brooks smile, the AuSable Valley senior defender connected on a header with 1:11 remaining in regulation to push the Patriots past the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and into the Section VII/Class C championship game, 2-1, Oct. 23.

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Beavers rout Wildcats to advance

Keene scores seven, six in the first half, in strong performance

The Beavers put 15 shots on net against the Wildcats in the first 40 minutes only to enter halftime with a 1-0 lead. Little changed in the second—except Keene seemed unable to miss.

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Ward announces buck contest

Ward Lumber is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of the Annual Buck Contest with bigger prizes.

Breakdown tax relief received

A breakdown of the tax relief each non-profit receives would be educational for citizens and local governments in the North Country.

Thanks to hospital

We would like to thank Dr. Mary Glickman and Vicki Savage; all the nurses, PTs, OTs, aides and hospital staff, and everyone else at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, for the wonderful care and concern to our loved one, Nancy Morelli, and to us, her family, when she was hospitalized there in August.

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Saranac Lake High School nets media center literacy grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Saranac Lake High School Library Media Center a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy.

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O’Hara nets quarterfinal appearance for Willsboro against Chazy

There’s no better time to score your first win of the season then when a loss means its over.

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Hornets top Red Storm in 3 OT sectionals matchup

Boys, girls teams go .500 in sectional quarterfinals

Meghan Sullivan scored in the third overtime of a sudden-death quarterfinal game to give the Hornets the 2-1 win over the Red Storm Wednesday afternoon.

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Volunteering second plank in United Way platform

United Way stakeholders met last week in Elizabethtown to discuss how they can better serve communities in Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties through volunteer efforts.

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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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Dam Nation movie | Conservation Conversations

A few months ago I wrote about the impact that dams have on fish migration.

Snow on the mountains | Elizabethtown Column

Did everyone notice the snow on the mountains last Sunday?

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Pit Bull Awareness Month | North Country SPCA

The weather is getting cooler, and there have been rumors of snow in the air - wouldn’t it be great to spend this winter getting out and about on your very own snowmobile?

Being a freedom seeker | Keeseville Column

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will host their last mini-bus tour with Keeseville and Peru Tour, who are members of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.

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