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Horses | Little Bits

When I was little and ran up to my dad, begging for something we couldn’t afford, he would raise his huge hands and say, “Hold your horses. Let’s talk about it.” What is there about mankind and horses?

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Jack Jay, Robber Jay | Notes from the North Woods

Last weekend, I witnessed a fairly large bird repeatedly attack a group of smaller birds at my feeder.

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Ice/cold water training on Bulwagga Bay | Conservation Conversations

It may not seem like spring will ever get here, but in time, Lake Champlain will thaw and pose a potential danger. Ice fishermen, dog walkers, cross country skiers and cold water wanderers of all sorts, can become victims if they break through thawing or rotten ice.

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Young woman blows whistle: Former Essex employee sounds off on town clerk’s activities

A former town employee says town officials were aware of clerk William Morgan's penchant for child pornography well before his arrest last month on federal charges.

School buildings should be more accessible | Editorial

Small communities throughout the North Country have one commonality — their center of community is anchored by a stately, often historic school facility where a bedrock of learning has long been fused with the laughter of children.

Letter contained veiled agenda

I read with dismay James Bullard’s letter in the Feb. 28 issue of Valley News on the subject of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming address to Congress.

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Cougars stymie Loudonville’s sharp-shooting for Section II win

With a Section II quarterfinal victory, North Warren Varsity Boys Basketball Team lives up to a school tradition of outstanding post-season play.

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Marijuana-growing facility proposal endorsed by Chester board

Chestertown could experience a substantial economic boost if it hosted a medical marijuana growing and processing facility, according to community leaders and principals of Etain, LLC who are proposing to situate a such an operation about a mile south of the hamlet.

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“Call Out Cuomo” tour rallies hundreds in P’burgh

Hundreds of protesters rallied at Plattsburgh High on Saturday morning to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education policies.

Still not so affordable health care | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last year I stated the hand writing has been on the wall for some time. That our great fears are coming to pass and no one is taking the proper steps to fix what is clearly a bad and ill conceived law.

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Marijuana-growing business proposal to be heard by Chester board Monday March 2

Details of a proposed medical marijuana growing and processing operation just south of Chestertown are to be heard by the town board at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday March 2.

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Daily bus service from Warrensburg to Glens Falls & Qby. envisioned

Public transportation from Warrensburg to Glens Falls — nonexistent since the bygone era of trolley service and stagecoaches — may soon become a reality. A public meeting on a proposed daily bus service is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday March 11 at the Warrensburg town hall.

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Controversial Westmount sale may go to public vote

The public may get the opportunity to vote on whether the controversial sale of the county-owned Westmount nursing home should proceed without a formal bid process or auction.

Bauer off base on how to protect

In your Feb. 21 edition of the Valley News, Peter Bauer wrote a detailed defense of Protect’s lawsuit of the APA’s approval of the ACR’s development near Tupper Lake.

Dine United event a success

The United way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. partnered with several restaurants from Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties to hold the fifth “DINE UNITED” event on Jan. 21.

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Priory Retreat to have fundraiser

Priory Retreat House launches the priory fundraiser in march.

Beating those winter blues

Are you tired of feeling tired, grumpy, or sad?

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Burghers make history as they beat Heatly in tourney win

Shea Irish sets yet another school record for season point tally as the Burghers win the school's first boys basketball Sectional game since the late 1990s.

Found dead in a barn | Turning Back the Pages

One Hundred Years Ago – February, 1915

Adirondack Sportsmen Dinner | Athol-Thurman

The Adirondack Sportsmen Dinner will be held at Mountainside Christian Academy on the same date, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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