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Keith Lobdell

South Bureau Editor
518-585-9173 Ext: 111

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.

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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.

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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.

Peru’s quick-strike offense cruises past Franklin Academy

Peru 59, Franklin Academy 6

It took the Peru Indians a total time of 1:48 seconds with the ball to make their statement against Franklin Academy Nov. 8.

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Well Gage-d: Ducatte nets game-winning PK for Chazy

In what has become the annual matchup between arguably the two best coaches in Class D boys soccer, McAuliffe and the Chazy Eagles again claimed the Section VII/Class D boys soccer championship with a 0-0, 5-3 penalty kick win against Buehler and his first-year Elizabethtown-Lewis/Westport Griffins.

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Schroon, Crown Point hold cancer awareness benefit games

Two local schools recently changed out of their traditional colors and went pink to help support cancer awareness and research.

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Stone cold: Kayli sparks Lady Panthers into Class D semis

Kayli Stone found the back of the net in the 79th minute of play to advance the Crown Point Lady Panthers to the Section VII/Class D semifinals against Chazy with a 1-0 victory over one of the two teams who beat them twice in the regular season (Minerva/Newcomb being the other).

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Lady Mountaineers rally for Class D quarterfinal win

With everything the Minerva/Newcomb girls varsity soccer team had accomplished in 2014, there was one challenge they had never faced:

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Griffins rain down on Johnsburg in sectional playoff debut

The Elizabethtown-Lewis/Westport boys varsity soccer team made their opening statement in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII/Class D playoffs with a resounding 11-0 win against Johnsburg Oct. 23.

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Coats' header sends Patriots to Class C finals

On a play that would make U.S. National team defender John Brooks smile, the AuSable Valley senior defender connected on a header with 1:11 remaining in regulation to push the Patriots past the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and into the Section VII/Class C championship game, 2-1, Oct. 23.

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