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PLATTSBURGH | After a local student took to City Hall to implore his elected officials to impose a ban on plastic straws, the Plattsburgh Common Council is considering doing just that. more

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LAKE GEORGE | Legislation to raise rates charged for municipal water in Lake George Village ... 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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Despite snow blanketing the North Country in March, spring is near and many of us here in New York are preparing for the return of migratory birds... more

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MIDDLEBURY | A typical tourist trip to Vermont might include hiking on the Long Trail, skiing at one of our many resorts, fishing for wild brook trout, visiting a farm, and sampling some of the finest cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. more

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The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. more

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RUTLAND | The Agency of Natural Resources announced last week that Rowley Fuels of Milton, was fined $18,600 for illegally cutting open fuel oil storage tanks and lighting the fuel on fire. more

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LAKE GEORGE | Efforts to preserve, promote and protect Lake George are the focus of 10 of the state’s Regional Economic Development Awards announced Dec. 13 by Gov. Cuomo. more

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MIDDLEBURY | State Rep. Amy Sheldon of East Middlebury has been named a Climate Champion by the social-justice activist group Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). more

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TICONDEROGA | The Town of Ticonderoga has recently begun construction on its combined sanitary and stormwater sewer collection and treatment system. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | People come to the Adirondacks to escape from urban woes. more

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LAKE GEORGE | Declaring their intent to protect Lake George’s environment, the Lake George Town Board recently established a new law banning hydraulic fracturing in town. more

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CROWN POINT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program hosted the signing of the Opportunities for Action Plan for the lake at the Champlain Lighthouse here. more

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The blue birds never really left this winter. more

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Consider that many of our current economic practices are based on promoting growth. more

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MONTPELIER — The Scott administration is digging in against a proposal by the House Natural Resource, Fish and Wildlife Committee to raise $30 million to clean up Lake Champlain and other bodies of water in Vermont. more

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BURLINGTON — When it comes to state regulations, Vermont’s dairy farmers may be breathing a little sigh of relief after listening to the state’s agriculture secretary last week. more

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont legislature is now well into the final chapter of a high-stakes saga that began in 2010. more

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ELLENBURG — The town is investigating if the use of new fertilizer technology has detrimental effects to the environment. more

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