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ON THE SCENE: Wilmington celebrates the foliage, remembers 9/11

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the town of Wilmington celebrated what’s great about their community during their annual Festival of Colors at the Preston Festival Field. They held a moving tribute to those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and honored those ...

WORLD FOCUS: Recalling, vividly, a spy story, part 2

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story.) I was recently recounting to the members of our Williamsburg Barnes & Noble bookstore salon the story of my father’s 1938 spy trial. It took place 80 years ago. They had many questions to ask. The story, as I had ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

President leaving - President Calvin Coolidge leaves the Adirondacks tomorrow after a stay of 10 weeks at White Pine Camp on Osgood Lake. He feels greatly benefited by his stay in the North Country, but he does not plan to return next year, it is said, preferring to continue his policy of a ...

ON THE SCENE: Savory success – BBQ fest will return to show grounds

The I Love BBQ and Music Festival returned after canceling last year’s event to a new date and location. Shifting from the Olympic Speedskating Oval and the Fourth of July weekend, the festival opened at the North Elba Show Grounds on Labor Day weekend, from Friday, Sept. 3 to Sunday, ...