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2008-08-06 18:00:32

By Dan Heath, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Aug. 6--PLATTSBURGH -- U.S. Rep. John McHugh wants the country to fast-track efforts to wean itself from its dependence on foreign oil. "I think we have to be as aggressive as we possibly can," he said at Wednesday's Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club meeting. That includes development of multiple sources of alternative energy, such as wind, solar, nuclear and bio-diesel, as long as it's not grain based. That way, if one form of energy...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

By Andrea VanValkenburg, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Aug. 6--PLATTSBURGH -- A propane spill led to the evacuation of parts of Champlain Centre around midday Tuesday. Dozens of shoppers and employees were evacuated from the mall shortly before noon when propane was spilled in the parking lot near the Food Court entrance. "When we got out of the movies, all we could smell was gas. And they said we couldn't go outside (the Food Court) or get our cars," Penny Conroy of...

2008-08-05 18:00:19

By Andrea VanValkenburg, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Aug. 5--PLATTSBURGH -- A propane spill led to the evacuation of parts of Champlain Centre midday Tuesday. Dozens of shoppers and employees were evacuated from the mall shortly before noon when propane was spilled in the parking lot near the Food Court entrance. "When we got out of the movies, all we could smell was gas. And they said we couldn't go outside (the Food Court) or get our cars," Penny Conroy of Morrisonville...

2008-08-01 09:01:04

By Suzanne Moore, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Aug. 1--PLATTSBURGH -- The Rev. Timothy Canaan returns as pastor of St. John's Catholic Church here later this month, serving Blessed John XXIII College Community Center as well. He will fill the shoes of the Rev. Patrick Mundy, who requested permission from the Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, to join the contemplative community of the Monastery of Mount Saviour near Elmira. There, monks...

2008-08-01 09:00:43

By Joe LoTemplio, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Aug. 1--PLATTSBURGH -- Not only is Clinton County expecting $5.2 million from the federal government for airport runway improvements, it looks like another $1.3 million is on the way. Legislators learned this week that they most likely will receive $800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to demolish the former Alert Facility at Plattsburgh International Airport and $500,000 to tear down the shelters that used to protect...

2008-07-28 09:01:20

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 28--TICONDEROGA -- A building that could be the oldest commercial edifice in Ticonderoga will be preserved using money from the state and the owner. The Ticonderoga Agway on Montcalm Street sits on the LaChute River and was built in 1879 as a gristmill. Now owned by Douglas Spaulding, the massive structure will be repaired and stabilized using part of a $300,000 New York Main Street Program matching-funds grant. "It...

2008-07-28 06:01:22

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 28--TICONDEROGA -- The community can meet and talk with new Inter-Lakes Health Chief Executive Officer Roger Masse at a welcoming reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Masse, whose first day on the job will be July 28, will be greeting guests after delivering introductory remarks at 3:30 p.m. "I am looking forward to starting work and to meeting as many members of the Ticonderoga community as possible," Masse said in a...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Alvin Reiner, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 24--ELIZABETHTOWN -- A parade of prim and proper society matrons festooned in the finest 19th-century fashions leads the audience through the Adirondack Center Museum during "The Huntresses of Erudition: A Walking Comedy." Based on "Xingu," a short story by Edith Wharton written in 1916, the performance begins in a room with exquisite displays of the latest in women's fashions from the last century and a half. There is also a...

2008-07-23 12:00:00

By Dan Heath, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 23--PLATTSBURGH -- New York State Electric & Gas and the Town of Plattsburgh are exploring the possibility of bringing natural gas to some Cumberland Head residents. The idea is to take advantage of an opportunity created by the town's decision to install a pump station and sewer line from Champlain Park to Cumberland Corners. Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said that, as that plan moves forward, town officials have been in...

2008-07-22 09:00:21

By Jeff Meyers, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jul. 22--COOPERSVILLE -- For Libby Goller, three separate bouts with cancer have only strengthened her desire to help others facing similar experiences. "It is really nice to be able to speak to somebody who has gone through what you are experiencing," Goller said as she talked about the impact cancer has had on her life and how she has turned the bad news of diagnosis into positive support. "Helping others is just something I feel...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.