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Not so Rapid Returns

The strange saga of how a local businessman and civic fixture conned a trusting North Country community, one nickel at a time.

Garden Club now accepting applications

The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund.

Au Sable Forks to explore creation of art co-op

The Au Sable Forks Revitalization Group, in partnership with the Town of Jay, announces an open meeting to explore the economic advantages and feasibility of forming an Artist/Artisan Co-operative, with a year round permanent storefront on Main Street in Au Sable Forks.

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Keene Valley Fire Department to hold open house for RecruitNY

The Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company No. 1 will open its doors to area residents on Saturday, April 25 so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fifth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative.

Craft fair vendors needed

Registrations are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Free and Accepted Masons, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, at Marcy Airfield in Keene Valley.

Informational meeting scheduled for Microenterprise Grant Program

Training and financial assistance is available to entrepreneurs, existing businesses and startups

Grant program will offer funding to eligible expanding or start up Microenterprise businesses, located in Essex County, the towns of Moriah, Crown Point and Ticonderoga.

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Keene biz owners hope for quick bridge replacement timeline

Eight bridges are scheduled to be replaced in Keene over the next 18 months. Business owners are hopeful that work will be completed as quickly as possible.

New endowment established at Adirondack Land Trust

The Adirondack Land Trust is delighted to announce that the F. M. Kirby Foundation has made a $2 million commitment to help fund perpetual care of working farms and forests under conservation easements.

Essex Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Essex Community Fund (ECF) is now accepting applications for 2015 grants.

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Champlain Film Society, Grange to merge

The Whallonsburg Civic Association, which manages the Grange Hall in Whallonsburg, announced last week that it will merge operations with the Champlain Valley Film Society.

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Ward Lumber in Jay to host two-part meat bird seminar

Ward Lumber is hosting a two-part seminar, Meat Bird 101 & 102, for anyone who is interested in raising meat birds.

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Rachael Ray captivates crowd at local show

Rachael Ray shared candid conversation, quips, and insights into celebrity life as as well as a few recipes during her 13th annual benefit show at Lake George High School recently — and the capacity audience was captivated.

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Proposed Moriah hydroelectric plant moves closer to reality

Moriah Hydro has officially submitted an application to the feds for a massive hydroelectric project in the former Republic Steel mine, a milestone for the decades-long project.

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Sweet season arrives! For a pair of local producers, that means liquid gold

Maple Brook Farm in Reber has been producing maple syrup for generations. As more upstarts move to the region, Maple Brook has been lending out their expertise.

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Krystal Chrysler granted top customer service award

The staff of a local automotive dealership is bestowed an elite award for their outstanding attention to customers' needs.