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Fort George workshop Wednesday

LAKE GEORGE — The town will hold a public workshop on Wednesday about the findings of the Fort George Battlefield Project.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

There will be a short presentation on the project to study the military history of the battleground and the map developed and sites analyzed.

The town received a $50,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Battlefield Protection Program to hire a firm to conduct an inventory and noninvasive archaeological exploration of sites associated with Fort George battles in the state park during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Fort George was the site of a key battle in 1755 during the French and Indian War, in which British and Colonial soldiers defeated the French. Americans captured the site from the British in 1775, but Great Britain took it back in 1780.

Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

A number of local law enforcement agencies will take part in the national movement and take back potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office on Route 9, next to the Warren County Municipal Center in Queensbury, will be ready to collected medications, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Other collection sites include the Moreau Community Center on Main Street in South Glens Falls; the Washington County Law Enforcement Center on Broadway in Fort Edward; the Moreau Emergency Squad on Route 9 in Moreau; Glens Falls Police Department on Ridge Street in Glens Falls; Whitehall Police Department on Skenesborough Drive in Whitehall; and Saratoga Springs Police Department on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

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