State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Warren County District Attorney Jason M. Carusone and the New York State Police, have announced the arrest of former Lake Luzerne trustee Mark McLain for allegedly swindling $127,723.84 from the South Warren Snowmobile Club (SWSC), McLain was charged with Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. [Read more…] about Man Arrested For Stealing From A Snowmobile Club
Housed in the Saratoga County Historian’s Office is the African American History Index, begun in the early 2000s by former county historian Kristina Saddlemire and continued by longtime volunteer Jane Meader Nye.
This collection includes documents related to people of African descent who were either residents of the county or famous visitors such as Frederick Douglass, and stories of Abolitionists who offered assistance to enslaved people seeking freedom. [Read more…] about Lydia Sherman’s Recollections of Saratoga County’s Abolitionist Movement
The Warren County Department of Planning and Community Development has launched a collaboration with Cliff & Redfield Interactive (CRI), a Saratoga Springs-based rich-media communications organization, for a year-long campaign to promote community development and heritage tourism in the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor of western Warren County. [Read more…] about New Effort to Promote Western Warren County’s “First Wilderness” Heritage Underway
A July 1876 heat wave ripened Washington County garden crops early.
“Peas, summer squash and cucumbers are plenty,” The Granville Sentinel reported on July 21st. “The mercury climbs up every day into the nineties and drops only to seventy or eighty at night.” [Read more…] about July On The Farm In The 19th Century
The newly protected 1,260-acre “West Mountain” property is located west of the West Mountain Ski Area, between the southeastern boundary of the Adirondack Park and Moreau Lake State Park and adjacent to Ralph Road State Forest.
The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society has announced a new Walking and Windshield Tour Map of Hadley and Lake Luzerne, designed to showcase the area’s historic sites either by foot or car. [Read more…] about Hadley-Luzerne History Society Walking, Windshield Tours
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is set to hold a teleconference public hearing for zoning changes in the Town of Lake Luzerne, Warren County, on Monday, May 18, 2020.
The changes are planned near Lake Vanare and Lake Forest, including along State Route 9 and and Hidden Valley Road. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On Lake Luzerne Zoning Changes
Howard Schaffer of Lake Luzerne has been elected President of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society, following outgoing President Joe Kavanagh, who has served for the past four years.
Since the Historical Society was founded in 1973 it has played an important role in preserving the Hadley Parabolic Bow Bridge, the Harmon House, and the Gailey Hill Schoolhouse. [Read more…] about New Leadership for Hadley-Luzerne Historical
The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a Great Civil War Beard & Hairdo Contest on Saturday, September 7th, beginning at noon, as part of the Homecoming of the 118th NY Adirondack Regiment Civil War Encampment.
Attendees are encouraged to grow and trim their beard or style their hair in a Civil War era style. [Read more…] about Great Civil War Beard and Hairdo Contest
The 118th NY Volunteer Infantry, the Adirondack Regiment, was formed in 1862 from over 1,000 men from Clinton, Essex and Warren counties. They were present at the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.
While celebrating and memorializing the Adirondack Regiment, re-enactors are set to demonstrate various Civil War period military and civilian impressions in Lake Luzerne during events September 7-8.