Under an agreement reached May 21 between the State of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the county, along with seven others, will not be eligible to house one of three new gaming casinos proposed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Almost 200 people made their way into the main screening room at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid April 26 to help launch a campaign to keep small town movie cinemas in the Adirondack region alive.
The Adirondack North Country Association and local theaters are hosting a kickoff event for the “Go Digital or Go Dark” fundraising campaign Friday, April 26, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid.
Matthew Cech, 8 years old and from Plattsburgh, known to many in the North Country as Mighty Matthew, was sworn in by Sheriff Richard Cutting April 13 with a specific case in mind: help the department find the Lollipop Bandits.
Holy Name School Principal Christine Reynolds said her elementary students were sad when they came to school Friday, March 22 officially knowing they would be the last ones in the school’s 100-year history.
Local fifth- and sixth-grade basketball players will take to the courts of the Jay Community Center and Holy Name School over the next weekend as the 24th Annual Missing Children’s Tournament tips off.
The Oscar Award winner for best picture will have a better screen to be seen on when the Champlain Valley Film Society shows it Saturday, March 2.
Even though they fell short—the campaign brought in $736,250, that’s $38,750 less than the goal of $775,000—United Way volunteers said that isn't anything to be ashamed of.
A new not-for-profit committee has been set up to continue the work needed to bring back the Keeseville Civic Center.
Mayor Dale Holderman and New York Department of State representative Sean Maguire spoke to members of the Board of Trustees and residents Feb. 12 about the next steps in the village dissolution process.
While work is still continuing, the College For Every Student organization was ready to host its first conference in their new headquarters in Essex.
In Plattsburgh, the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum and Kids Station holds an annual Pinewood Derby night, which not only helps scouts begin to create their vehicles, but also introduces them to the science of Pinewood.
Joseph Shaw enjoys everything the Adirondacks have to offer, including the chance to lead a local banking institution.
NYSP Col. Tom Fazio, Assistant Council Kevin Bruen and Senior Investigator Joe DeMaria addressed media and over 50 who attended the SAFE Act public information meeting at the Lake Placid Conference Center.
Now in its third year of local organization, the Empire State Winter Games are preparing for opening ceremonies Feb. 7.
Deal brings four regional hospitals together
Community Providers, Inc., the corporate parent of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, announced that the New York State Department of Health had approved a corporate affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care based in Burlington and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
More than 40 artists will have their work on display through Jan. 12 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts annual Holiday Member Show.
After almost 40 years in the business of numbers, Champlain National Bank President and CEO Jon Cooper is looking forward to a morning walk.
Sayward is now preparing to leave the world of public service after 11 years on the ZBA followed by terms as Willsboro supervisor for 11 years, chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and 10 years as the state assemblywoman for what is now the 114th district.
A benefit to help the family of a local man injured at work will take place Dec. 1 in Keeseville.
When something has “the look,” you just have to stand back and appreciate what you are watching.
Students from throughout the North Country assembled in Tupper Lake Nov. 14 and 15 to talk about the environment.
After the final horn to the 2012 Class D soccer season sounded, David Poitras proclaimed that the mission was accomplished. “We knew that we had to come here for one thing, to get our trophy back.”
In the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals Nov. 17, the Poland Tornadoes keeper kept the Chazy Eagles off the board for 64 minutes, including a save on a Brandon Laurin direct kick in the 65th minute.
The Chazy Eagles boys varsity soccer team was the last of nine area sports teams to take the field with a chance to advance to the state final four in their respective sport. While the previous eight were unable to accomplish the task, the Eagles served notice to all of Class D that they were looking to reclaim what they feel is theirs — a New York State Championship.
Defeat Seton Catholic, 2-0
Haile Thompson scored goals in the 35th and 68th minutes as the Blue Bombers earned their first-ever Section VII/Class C boys soccer championship, beating Seton Catholic 2-0 on Nov. 1.
Denton Publications recently sat down with incumbent Congressman Bill Owens and challenger Matt Doheny to discuss several key issues that relate to the North Country, nation, and the 2012 election. We asked each candidate the same six questions and allowed them to respond. Here is some of what they had to say:
Government officials from Clinton and Franklin County came together with peers from Essex County Oct. 22 to discuss the issue of sexual crimes, especially those involving children.
As the search for a new superintendent at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School wrapped up ahead of schedule, the man picked to lead the district will also get started early.
A former principal is returning to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District to serve as both principal and superintendent.
Paul Taylor, Michael Rivers and Scott Denno charged in beating death of Robert Rennie of Keeseville.
A former K-12 principal at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School is now the lone candidate for the combined position of superintendent/principal.
Members of all three municipal boards involved in a potential dissolution of the village of Keeseville got together Aug. 22 as part of the monthly dissolution committee meeting.
While the government may go away, Keeseville would remain.
Local vendors, local artists and local musicians will help celebrate Jay Day Saturday, Aug. 4.
Non-profits and small businesses throughout the region will receive help from the state of New York in their continuing plight to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.
Small, local movie theaters are seeking funds that will keep them from becoming extinct.
Golfers and sports fans will again come together to help raise funds for a degenerative disease that afflicts many in the Champlain Valley.
A group of citizens has started to lay the groundwork to bring back the Ausable-Keeseville-Chesterfield Civic Center.
The 50th Annual Au Sable Forks Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament begins Friday, July 13, at Billy Mitchell Memorial Field in Au Sable Forks, and continued through Sunday, July 15.
School board seeking combo super/principal
Former Peru Superintendent A. Paul Scott will oversee Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School during its transition to a new superintendent.
As Keeseville Dissolution Committee members started to look at the draft of a plan that may lead to the village’s end, talks over a couple of issues got very heated.
Residents of Port Kent will now be able to do a lot more with water.
AuSable Valley High School graduation
After two years of letters, phone calls and pleading with the state Department of Transportation, Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch has received good news about Willsboro Mountain Road.
While the consultants presented two versions of a Keeseville without government, it may have been the third that raised the most eyebrows.
A new invasive species may have found its way to Essex County.
Cars, motorcycles and pork will be the featured attractions at the Keeseville Elks Lodge’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
For Speedy Arnold, the family business has been an adventure since he was 5 years old.
Change will mean loss of annual Mayor’s Cup game
Last year, the Saranac Lake Red Storm football team captured the annual Mayor’s Cup against the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks. They’re going to be holding onto it for a while.