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Stefanik introduces first bill

If passed, Stefanik's Common Sense Waiver Act will allow municipalities to slash some of the red tape surrounding the demolition of unsafe buildings.

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Blue Bombers oust Mountaineers in Class D semis

Lake Placid 11, Minerva/Newcomb/Long Lake 2

Lake Placid's pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts while the team belted double-digit hits, setting up a Class D championship appearance Friday.

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As Douglas signs off, Depo steps up

In Jay, it's business as usual as the town navigates a once-in-a-decade shift in power.

Family & Memorial Day | Little Bits

As I sat on our back deck soaking up the ambiance of our beloved Saranac River on Memorial Day morning, I reflected on many things including what we once called Decoration Day.

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Passing down the fishing pole | Conservation Conversations

It was 25 years ago, when some fellas from Moriah got together and decided it was time do to something for the kids.

Mini bus tours | Keeseville Column

The mini bus tours of historical underground railroad and abolitionists sites have begun again.

Volunteer Ambassadors | Westport Column

Westport music educator Rose Chancler, who teaches from her studio in the old Hamilton Building here in town, also directs Piano by Nature, a not-for-profit with the mission of bringing renowned, world-class musicians to audiences in the North Country.

Youth summer reading program | Essex Column

Tom Mangano, our enterprising librarian, is looking for young readers for a youth summer reading program.

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5K fun run | North Country SPCA

Have you registered yet for our upcoming 2015 Mutt Strut?

Memorial Day time of year | Willsboro Column

Hard to realize that it is the Memorial Day time of year — it seems the older we get, the faster the time slips by.

Perennial Swap | Elizabethtown Social Center

Do you have perennials that are spreading too far?

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Westport Heritage House issues call for ambassadors

The Westport Heritage House is once again counting on volunteers to pitch in for the organzation’s seventh summer.

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McCullough appointed to Champlain National Bank Board

Champlain National Bank Chairman Peter Paine is pleased to announce that at a recent board meeting, Deena Giltz McCullough was elected as a new member both that board and that of the Champlain National Bank Corporation.

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The Week in Sports - Tri-Lakes Edition

Track & Field, Softball and Baseball

Disagrees with part of column

While I agree with Dan Alexander that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is being absurdly heavy-handed in their objection to Air Force Major General Craig Olson’s official proselytizing (the subject of Mr. Alexander’s May 23 Publisher’s Column), I object to his stepping well beyond the historical facts about our nation in his eagerness to condemn – or should I say damn? – this secular group.

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BBQ heavyweights to descend on Lake Placid

The aromas from the pit bosses will once again waft from the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid when the 10th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, benefitting the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, returns July 3-5.

New Ticonderoga shuttle service, rail connection can be example for other communities

Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak have teamed up to give rail passengers a more inviting experience to the historic former military installation, which is widely seen as one of the region’s great cultural attractions.

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The Week in Sports - Champlain Valley Edition

Baseball, Softball and Track & Field

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Local farmers galvanized by new grant program

 A trio of local farms are pumped after receiving news that they’ve landed some $90,000 in state funds to support the growth of new farmers.

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Ferebee, Preston to lead Essex County board of supers

Essex County lawmakers have selected Bill Ferebee to lead the board of supervisors and Randy Preston as his deputy. Both will be sworn in next week.

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