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WILMINGTON | This year marks the 20th field season for backcountry trail work by Student Conservation Association crews in the Adirondack Park. more

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The High Peaks are groaning under the weight of an unprecedented surge of tourism. more

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KEENE | The state has rolled out the first phase in a multi-year plan to address overuse on some of the Adirondacks’ most popular hiking trails. more

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RAY BROOK | Harmful algal blooms are a concern for safe water play come summer. more

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CHESTER | The enforcement office of the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has fined the Town of Chester for violations related to floor drains at the highway department garage and landfill. more

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SARANAC LAKE | The idle six or so miles of railroad tracks from Saranac Lake toward Lake Clear is looking for some new pedal traffic come August. more

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KEENE | Close to 80 percent of all trailheads leading into the High Peaks are routinely above their capacity on fall weekends, according to a new survey. more

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SARANAC LAKE | A power outage at the Adirondack Hatchery earlier this month resulted in the deaths of about 86 percent of the facility’s salmon fry stock. more

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RAY BROOK | Plans have been revealed for parking at the Boreas Ponds Tract, providing an answer to one of the final remaining questions that has been dangling over the hottest land purchase in a generation. more

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RAY BROOK | An Adirondack Park Agency (APA) action this summer looks to replace formal state appeal of a Supreme Court decision that halted recreation trail construction. more

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BOLTON LANDING | The superintendent of the Town of Bolton’s wastewater plant and water department was arrested April 17 for allegedly falsifying results of state-mandated tests of sewer plant effluent and discharging raw sewage into the environment. more

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I would like to take issue with the Sun Community News photo caption accompanying the article on the DEC deer harvest numbers. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Emergency Services Department may soon receive $500,000 to go towards a fire training building. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Over 25,000 deer were harvested in the Northern Zone of New York State, says a report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Emergency Services Department may soon receive $500,000 to go towards a fire training building. more

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NORTH HUDSON | Paradox Brewery has purchased an 11.2 acre parcel at the former Frontier Town theme park to build a new brewing facility and tap room. more

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TICONDEROGA | The recent North Country Algal Blooms Summit in Ticonderoga was part of a $65 million initiative to understand and prevent the growth of summer algae blooms. more

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NORTH HUDSON | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally approved the Boreas Pond classification, calling the state’s recent acquisition a “national treasure” as he signed the deal recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency last month. more

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ALBANY | Stakeholders are making a final push for reform of a state program to give private forest owners tax breaks and other incentives to broaden sustainable forestry practices in the Adirondacks. more

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