My name is Drew Crawford and I am the secretary of the Chateaugay Adventurers 4H club. Franklin County 4H youth want to thank Mrs. Carrie Boulais from Bokie’s for letting us create two ice cream flavors of our choice to sell during National 4-H week in October. We use the money we raise towa…

Last week’s article discussed some of the things to consider when deciding whether to use salt on roads or abrasives, such as sand, for snow and ice control. Most people would guess that using abrasives is far cheaper than using salt. Maybe not! Here is some information that most citizens ar…

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When I was a boy, I used to go vote with my mother on Election Day. At a nearby public school, we would enter a booth, draw a heavy curtain and I’d flick a number of little levers at her direction to mark our choices. Then I’d pull the handle to make it official -- and, voila, we had done ou…

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Editor’s note: This past week marked the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dorchak, the historian for Malone American Legion Post 219, was serving on a U.S. submarine during the standoff that brought the U.S. and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.

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Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, and most Americans -- those not living in Arizona, Hawaii or our outlying territories (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam, among others) -- will again suffer the consequences.

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Closing out my career in the state Senate this year is bitter sweet, as I have enjoyed and appreciate so much about the past 25 years in elective office. It has just been an incredible honor representing and advocating on behalf of the constituents of the 45th Senate District.

There has been much discussion on whether to use sand and other abrasives or salt to treat slippery roads during winter. This is not an easy decision to make. There are pluses and minuses for both. More recently, there is significant opposition to salt, but sand and abrasives also have a neg…