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Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.
Lee Sloper, a senior at Willsboro Central School and a member of the CV-TEC small engineering program, earned a trip to the national SkillsUSA competition to be held in Kansas City June 24-25 by placing first at the New York State competition, recently held in Syracuse.
As many as 14 sixth-grade students crowded onto a pair of small boxes set up at the other end of a rope swing, trying to stay out of the “lava.”
Students, caregivers, families and friends took to the streets of Elizabethtown May 10 to promote awareness for children with mental illness.
The CFES offices in Essex were unveiled at a grand opening reception attended by Congressman Bill Owens, State Assemblyman Dan Stec and former New York Gov. and Essex resident George Pataki.
Murphy, who works with employers and soldiers to educate them on their responsibilities that go with deployment and getting back into the workforce after employment, was there to present the Patriot Award to the sheriff, a surprise honoring that only he, Undersheriff Michael Badger and Deputy Mark Bruce, who also serves in the Navy Reserve, knew about.
Essex County is looking to better help parents keep their young children safe while on the roads.
Hotaling, who graduated from Plattsburgh State in December with a degree in business, said that opening a sporting goods store was not her top option, but realized that there was a need for it in the community.
Essex County Department of Public Works Director Anthony LaVigne said that the work in the hamlet of Essex to replace the stormwater line on Beggs Point Road had to be halted recently when it was found out the line would run directly into the current town water line.
A total of 10 North Country residents are running for eight open seats on the five local school boards in the region, with only three seats being contested.
During the May 6 Essex County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, Families First Executive Director JoAnne Caswell talked to the members of Mental Health Month and Children’s Mental Health Week while announcing that the group would be holding an awareness walk in Elizabethtown this Friday.