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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.
2009 accident claimed life of A.T. Morette
Morette, who was 60 at the time of his death, was an avid runner and community pillar in Ticonderoga. He was allegedly hit by a tractor-trailer truck at around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Route 22 and Shore Airport Road in the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2009. The case remains unsolved.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Two local schools recently changed out of their traditional colors and went pink to help support cancer awareness and research.
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).
With everything the Minerva/Newcomb girls varsity soccer team had accomplished in 2014, there was one challenge they had never faced:
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.