State should charge for rescue operations | Editorial

We’ve all heard the warnings from state environmental personnel and local search and rescue officials: Be prepared when entering the backcountry or potentially face dire consequences that could turn an enjoyable trek into a life or death experience.

Good Friday | Little Bits

Is Good Friday good? No doubt that question has never crossed your mind. My mind? Let’s just say it’s different from most.

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Black smoke and orange flame | Conservation Conversations

Over 80 Fire fighters from both the United States and Canada trained for crude oil fires involving railroads at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo Colorado recently.

Opening day for trout and April Fools | Notes from the North Woods

Researchers finally confirmed what most children already knew, which is the fact that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits beyond the obvious fun and games.

2015 Dr. Mel Amsel Chess Tournament | Elizabethtown Social Center

Congratulations to Isaiah Turner, winner of the 2015 Dr. Mel Amsel Chess Tournament! Kudos to Second Place winner Wesley Whalen.

Turkey Vultures | Essex Column

In a sure sign of spring, turkey vultures are back in the Champlain Valley.

Understanding Flash Photography | Westport Column

The Wadhams Free Library’s Wednesdays in Wadhams spring lecture series has been going strong even if your Westport columnist has been on sabbatical.

The Easter Bunny | Willsboro Column

Well, the weather seems to be improving so that the Easter Bunny should be able to make his annual visit once again this year.

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Raise funds for our furry friends | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to remind you about our upcoming Bowling Tournament, which had originally been planned for February.

Adirondack Flagpole | Keeseville Column

This week marks the last Shrimp or Fish Dinner at the Keeseville Elks. The dinner is offered this Friday at the Elks Lodge.

Kudos to Elizabethtown board

Kudos to the current Elizabethtown Town Board and bookkeeper for recovering $157,000 of missing CHIPS money from years 2012 and 2013.

Water temp clarification needed

I enjoyed the Adirondack Outdoors article titled “Ice/cold water training in Bulwagga Bay,” but it does contain an error, where it states “...cold water isothermic temperatures, which maintains the water at 39.2 degrees under the ice, ...”

Hopelessness or opportunity of a lifetime? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Life is never easy. That statement is true for all of us, even those who seem to live gifted lives. Everyday life is full of challenges and difficult to understand, frustrating events.

Salvation Army says ‘Thanks’

Thank you for publishing all the press releases regarding the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, in Ticonderoga and the Times of Ti this past Christmas Season!

The Ides of March | Little Bits

“Beware the Ides of March.” You’ve no doubt heard or said that phrase, but can you pinpoint its source?