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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.
The Moriah and Middlebury native recently released his debut album, “It’s Gonna Be a Good Night,” on iTunes, Google Play and online (joeMcGinness.net) and other digital outlets. His first single, one of six original songs from the album, was released in April, and has sold over 7,000 copies digitally through iTunes, XBox, Amazon and Google Play.
At a special press conference July 1, President and CEO Beth Hill announced the historic site brings in almost $9 million annually in economic impact, factoring in visitor spending from tourists; spending by Fort Ticonderoga in its daily operations; the indirect and induced impacts created by labor income as it flows into the regional economy; and tax revenue generated by that spending.
The fundraisers will take place in Ticonderoga July 18 and at the Moriah Country Club the following day, all to help pay the medical expenses of Ryan Gunning, a 14-year old Moriah Central School student who was injured in an accident on Mountain Spring Road in Westport recently.
With small agriculture and local produce markets flourishing throughout the North Country, Adirondack Harvest has announced the location of region farmer’s markets for the 2014 season.
The 17th Annual Ticonderoga Challenge Outdoor Epee Tournament will take place starting around 10:30 a.m. with competitions for fencers ages 12 and younger along with an open division.
The New York Power Authority and executives at the Mill joined together to announce a new partnership through the ReCharge NY program, created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to support business growth by providing low-cost power.
Those visiting the historic installment on the shores of Lake Champlain which was the site of numerous key events in the early military history of the country will get a glimpse into the life of American soldiers who occupied the fort during the birth of the Revolution.
As the weather is more conducive to outdoor activity for humans and their pets, the Essex County Public Health Department wants to make sure all are protected against rabies.
The seventh annual North Hudson Classic Car Cruise-in and Dragway Reunion will take place Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Hudson firehouse.
Those wanting to learn more about the new boat washing program on Lake George can visit a new website created through the Lake George Park Commission.