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TICONDEROGA | By nature, restaurants aren’t always known as good environmental stewards, from food that’s thrown away to a surfeit of plastics that can end up in the environment. Read more

The Sun

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PORT HENRY | Mac’s Village Market, the last remaining supermarket on the Adirondack Coast between Plattsburgh and Ticonderoga, will shut its doors once its current inventory has been sold, a district manager said last week. Read more

The Sun

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ADIRONDACKS | From fresh meats to regionally-made cheeses to vegetables from local farms, and breweries crafting beer with homegrown hops, the Adirondack Coast region of New York has an abundance of agri-tourism opportunities for visitors. Read more

The Sun

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Summer is in full swing here in the North Country, and families are taking advantage of the warm weather and long days by spending more time outdoors. Bike riding can be a great way to stay fit and healthy as well as explore our... Read more

Guest Columnists

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TICONDEROGA | July 4, 1776, was a great day for America. July 4, 1777 — not so much. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | As Memorial Day approached, the Hometown Heroes banner project came to Ticonderoga last week, as images of local soldiers went up on town utility poles as a proud band of veterans and supporters followed along. Read more

The Sun

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FERRISBURGH | If you want an abundant fall vegetable garden, you should start planning now. Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CROWN POINT | Coot Hill, just over 1,000 feet above sea level, has a stony summit frosted with a stubble of blueberries and juniper. Read more

The Sun

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GABRIELS | Hundreds of cyclists and supporters will gather Sept. 29 at Tucker Farms in Gabriels for the fourth-annual Bike the Barns. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | In the winter of 1758, northern Lake George was blanketed in three feet of snow. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | When paper mill magnate Horace Moses built the Hancock House in 1925, he envisioned it as a repository of knowledge and art. Read more

The Sun

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WILLSBORO | Horse-drawn buggies have become a familiar sight on roads in the Boquet Valley as the Amish relocate to the area. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Stafford Music School’s Fermata Nowhere a capella group and a few of their friends came together last week to celebrate the release of the group’s album, “Shine.” Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has been selected as a trailhead for the planned Empire State Trail, a multi-use route expected to open in 2020. Read more

The Sun

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ESSEX | The Adirondack Council has allocated nearly $20,000 in grant funding to over a dozen local farms to help curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change. Read more

The Sun

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Champlain Valley North volunteer leaders, Mary Sherman and Tracey Towers, attended the Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference in New York City last week. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RAY BROOK | Adirondack Park Agency commissioners last week welcomed a clear and experienced local business voice discuss the future of manufacturing in the Champlain Valley. Read more

The Sun

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PITTSFORD  — The Champlain Valley of Vermont is endowed with several spectacular, subterranean spots, including limestone solution caves and tectonic caves, better known as ice caves. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN — A grant which will be split between Essex County and town of Minerva will allow the county to look at possible utility options for the former Frontier Town amusement park. Read more

The Sun

The Champlain Valley was the last part added to the Adirondack Park. It has little public land and, until recently, few hiking trails. Read more

Community Columnists