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Adaptive skiing seen as life-affirming, empowering

Opportunities exist in Warren County NY for people with physical limitations to enjoy the exhilaration of downhill skiing.

Essex sails in at under cap as tension with past administration continues to crackle

The final 2015 Essex town budget carries a tax levy decrease of a half percent, a measure allowing the town to come in under the cap.

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Essex County struggles with found money, budget procedures

Budget meetings dragged on Thursday as the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated requests for amendments.

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CFES conference impact many in region

Fifty educators and students from the Adirondack region played a prominent role at the College For Every Student (CFES) National Conference in Burlington, VT. The two-day event gathered 430 educators, students, community and corporate leaders representing 78 schools and 32 colleges across the United States and Ireland. The event, titled “One Million More,” focused on strategies to help one million more low-income students attain post-secondary education and become workforce ready by 2025.

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Essex County dispatches convoy to dig out Buffalo

Essex County has sent 12 trucks to plow out Erie County in a gesture of solidarity.

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Ticonderoga area turns out to support IP pipeline

Adirondack Council also backs proposed plan

While government leaders had already thrown their support behind the idea of a natural gas pipeline crossing Lake Champlain from Vermont to International Paper - Ticonderoga Mill, they received the backing of the largest environmental watchdog in the Adirondack Park.

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DOT, Crown Point seek safety improvements for ‘bridge road’

Crown Point Supervisor Charles Harrington was presented with a petition from residents of his community wanting something to be done at the intersection of Route 185, the road leading to the Champlain Bridge between the two states, and Routes 9N/22.

Jay sails in under state tax cap

In 2015, the town’s tax levy will increase by 1.8 percent, well under the town’s adjusted 4.1 percent cap.

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Lewis comes in under tax cap

The tax levy for the town of Lewis will not see an increase for 2015.

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Essex, Willsboro join together to honor vets

Champlain Valley residents turned out in droves last week to honor veterans in Willsboro and Essex.

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Essex Industries celebrates 40 years

Essex Industries, which is operated through Mountain Lake Services, invited the community into its Pilfisher Road site to show off their work and workers. It focuses on producing high-end canoe seats and canoe accessories, cedar picnic tables, camp stools, novelty cutting boards and pizza peels, with annual contract sales of approximately $1 million with customers from around the globe.

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Voter suppression in Essex County? Unlikely, says Board of Elections

While nearly one-third of Essex County voters failed to fill in the propositions on their ballots on Election Day, Board of Elections brass says voter suppression is not to blame.

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Battle for Old County Home Cemetery rekindled

Since 2010, a movement has been underway to restore the Old County Home Cemetery in Essex to county ownership.

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Red Storm’s strong season ends in 24-6 loss to Hoosick Falls

Saranac Lake finishes year 9-2 overall

The Saranac Lake Red Storm fell to the fourth-ranked Hoosick Falls Panthers 24-6 on Nov. 15.

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Beekmantown tops Livonia 1-0 in semis, falls in title game

1-0 win over Bulldogs sends Eagles to the finals before Mattituck ends their run

1-0 win over Livonia sends Eagles to the finals before Mattituck ends their run

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Local biz to state: Sign off on signs!

Local stakeholders are renewing calls for signage variances as state land master planning process moves forward.

Dam coverage has holes

Reading the Valley News and the dam report on the town’s web page, I find a lot of holes in it.

Be a leader in your community

One of the qualities of leadership is having a sense of purpose that directs a person to use his or her strengths to help others.

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Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union gives donations to food pantry

As part of International Credit Union Week (Oct. 12 through Oct. 18), Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union hosted three Shred Fests, three Member-Appreciation Barbecues and a free Fraud Awareness and Prevention Seminar.

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CVES Mineville students receive unique history lesson with time capsule excavation

CVES students received a firsthand look at history with the excavation of a time capsule.

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