Editor, Times of Ti
Lottery prize awarded in Port Henry ceremony
Jamie Velsini is a lucky guy, times two. The Mineville man is getting married Aug. 31 and last week claimed a $1 million state lottery prize.
Assistance offered to teens, families
There’s a good bet a local teen-ager has placed a wager on this week’s NBA finals. More than 40 percent of all Essex County students admit they have gambled in the past year, according to The Prevention Team. The numbers range from 15 percent of eighth graders to 53 percent of high school seniors.
‘Accept & Appreciate Me’ concludes in Ti
Girls from Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Moriah and Willsboro came to Ticonderoga’s Bicenentennial Park June 1 to complete a 3-kilometer run. It was the culmination of the “Accept & Appreciate Me” program held at area schools this spring.
Deanne Webster finished race before explosions
Deanne Webster expected her first Boston Marathon to be memorable, she just didn’t know it would be tragic. Webster, a 1993 Crown Point Central School graduate, crossed the finished line at the 117th Boston Marathon April 15 before the two terrorist bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 180 people. She had just left the finish corral when the attack took place.
Transportation officials will wait until warm weather to investigate lighting problems on the Lake Champlain Bridge.
Sentinel thankful for Viking gifts
Andrew LaVallie admits there may have been times he didn’t hold the town of Moriah in high esteem. That’s certainly changed for the Ticonderoga soldier, who is now serving in Afghanistan. That’s because one-time archrival Moriah has come to the aid of the former Ti High Sentinel athlete.
Scrabble winners named
There were 16 competitors, but the big winner was Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties in its annual scrabble tournament.
Dinner March 10 in Elizabethtown
Students from Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis schools are joining forces to assist children in Nicaragua. A spaghetti dinner will be served Sunday, March 10, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Inn in Elizabethtown to raise money to educate students in the third-world nation. Tickets are $10 a person and $30 for families of four or more people.
Pre-Tech gets top rating
Pre-Tech Precision Machining may be a well-kept secret locally, but it’s known to people in the aerospace industry. The local shop recently received coveted AS9100C certification.
People line streets as Dain Venne returns home
The brilliant autumn afternoon belied the somber mood in the town of Moriah Nov. 11 as hundreds of people turned out to welcome home the body of native son Dain Venne. Staff Sgt. Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.