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June 15, 2013

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Fort Ti holding annual Scots Day

TICONDEROGA (AP) — The sound of bagpipes will fill the air at Fort Ticonderoga as the upstate New York historic site hosts its annual Scots Day.

The sixth daylong annual event being held Saturday commemorates Scottish heritage and their contributions to American history during the 18th century.

Activities include military re-enactors from Montreal portraying members of the British army’s 42nd Highland Regiment, also known as the Black Watch. During the French and Indian War, the Black Watch lost hundreds of soldier killed and wounded during an frontal assault on French defenses at Ticonderoga in July 1758.

A special memorial ceremony honoring the Black Watch will take place late Saturday morning on the fort’s battlefield. Representatives from more than a dozen Scottish clans and organizations plan to attend the ceremony.

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Keeseville sets three public hearings

KEESEVILLE — The Keeseville Village Board will hold two special meetings on Wednesday, June 19, to review proposals for health-insurance coverage.

One will take place at 8:30 a.m. and the other at noon.

A public hearing on the village’s dissolution plan is scheduled for 1 p.m. that same day, with all sessions taking place at 58 Liberty St.

The public is encouraged to attend.

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