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‘Dine United’ scheduled to benefit United Way

United Way has arrived at a date for the fourth annual DINE UNITED, an event designed to bring the restaurants of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties together in an effort to help the people of our community.

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Burgher guard scores 39 points in comeback victory

The Burghers open up their 2014-15 campaign with a flourish — All-Star guard Shea Irish pours in 24 points in the last quarter for a stunning comeback win.

Bible offers hope

Concerning your editorial, “We should all be allowed to die with dignity,” I was shocked that a whole board would have such an opinion!

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Runway 67 hosts ‘Girls’ Night Out’

WARRENSBURG — Tina Combs, owner of the trendy clothing store Runway 67, has already broken in the store’s new location at 3982 Main Street in Warrensburg. On Nov. 14, at 6 p.m., Combs held a soiree that had the main ingredients to any perfect girls’ night: 1. fashion tips 2. food and wine 3. sales on designer clothing.

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Daring Divers take on the 8th Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge

LAKE GEORGE — Nearly 500 brave swimmers took on the 39 degree ice-cold Lake George Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.; the thick-skinned participants got crazy for a cause as they went for a swim during a peculiar time of year for the Lake George Polar Plunge. Some swimmers went head-first while others tip-toed into the water, but no matter their style they were raising money during their dips.

Indian Lake’s 17th Annual ‘Country Christmas Tour’

INDIAN LAKE— For the 17th year, Indian Lake residents will open up their homes (literally) and offer one of a kind gifts to the public as part of the Country Christmas Tour. Nov. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., follow the moose map to each stop along the tour’s trail, checking out what remarkable gifts are waiting inside. “The idea is to help crafters and artisans sell goods,” said event organizer Nancy Harding. “It allows people to shop locally and combat Black Friday.”

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Marine gives back after traumatic brain injury

Shannon Swanson never thought that after years of being protected by her older brother, Shawn, she would ever end up taking care of him. Major Shawn Swanson, now 46, was in a nearly fatal car crash in June of 2010 that initially placed him in a medically induced coma. Now, four years later, the Marine has not simply recovered, but he has been giving back to the people who helped him survive.

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Adaptive skiing seen as life-affirming, empowering

Opportunities exist in Warren County NY for people with physical limitations to enjoy the exhilaration of downhill skiing.

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Chester’s wood heat conversion may serve as statewide demo project

The Town of Chester Municipal Center is expected to serve as a demonstration project showcasing how large municipal facilities can be converted to biomass heat, which would create jobs in the Adirondacks and keep more money circulating in the region. Already, the municipal center and several other town facilities operate with solar power — the two initiatives underscore the town's commitment to environmental stewardship.

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BCS-WCS soccer team defeated in semifinal; coach predicts bright future

A stellar record-breaking season for the Bolton-Warrensburg Girls Soccer team concludes in the New York State Class D Championship semifinals; and the team's success this season blazes a trail for an outstanding future for the joint soccer program.

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Chester board mulls insect control, water tank upgrades and budget issues

The town of Chester's water tank has a coating containing lead — but fortunately for public health, it's on the vessel's exterior. Dealing with this issue — as well as Bti-application contracts and budget issues — led to a lengthy town board meeting recently with a lot of decision-making.

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Terms of Westmount sale to be revealed today

The sale of Warren County's Westmount Health Facility — which in past months has sparked considerable public controversy — is to be in the spotlight Wednesday Nov. 19 as the proposed terms of the sale — negotiated behind closed doors — are to be formally presented beginning at 2 p.m.to county supervisors

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‘Woofstock 2015’ plans progressing

'Peace, Paws, and Music’ fest in Chester

A new event in northern Warren County that's intended to encourage dogs and their families to enjoy a getaway together, is now moving forward toward its June 2015 debut.

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Local biz to state: Sign off on signs!

Local stakeholders are renewing calls for signage variances as state land master planning process moves forward.

Be a leader in your community

One of the qualities of leadership is having a sense of purpose that directs a person to use his or her strengths to help others.

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Bartenders to concoct creative drinks this Saturday in new competition

Two professional partyers, authors of the popular book 'Happy Hour in the High Peaks,' are sponsoring a bartending competition set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in North Creek.

Evaleena Fisher named as museum curator

The Hyde Collection announces the promotion of Evaleena Fisher as the Museum’s new curator of education, effective immediately.

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Pearsall Foundation announces grant awards

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced that they have funded, all or in part, a record 36 of the 67 grant applications they received this year.

Read works by Adirondack authors

May I call your readers’ attention to three recently published Adirondack books that are interesting, historical and enjoyable to read?

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State announces grants for business development around former Finch land

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $500,000 in grants will be awarded to communities in the Adirondacks to enhance business development and access to the State’s newly-acquired former Finch, Pruyn & Co. lands.

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