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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | A decade ago, Muhammad “Mo” Ahmad was a businessman splitting his time between New York City and northern New Jersey when a friend told him about a business opportunity, a Sunoco station, in a place called Schroon Lake. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | A recent four-day survey of Lake George for Asian Clams indicates that these mollusks have spread to three new sites in Lake George, joining 24 other sites where the invasive species has been found. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH |  When Tina Bedard entered her internship in January 2019 with University Police, she had an inkling she wanted a career in law enforcement but wasn’t sold on being a campus officer. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Two boat launches in northern Lake George will be locked down after hours beginning Sept. 6 as part of a pilot program to increase protection from aquatic invasive species on the lake, Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more

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MORIAH | In the Town of Moriah, a substantial bat hibernacula site has been found by New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), at the former Mineville Mines. Read more

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INDIAN LAKE | September is rolling up and that means peak Fall foliage. But for the town of Indian Lake, September does not only bring hopes of tourism through the fiery colors swathed upon the mountains. Read more

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WESTPORT | Project plans for a new fire station proposed for Westport Hose Company #1 are moving into an environmental quality review phase. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | When the Northway was chiseled into the Adirondack wilderness a half-century ago, something material changed. The influx of cars and tourists put pressures on the woods that had not been there before. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | A man who has spent many hours of his retirement on charitable initiatives was named Rotarian of the Year recently by the Chestertown Rotary Club. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and Subaru Traveling Trainer teams are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and other regional organizations... Read more

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BRANT LAKE | The Adirondack Lakes Alliance has honored Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson for his half-dozen years of advocacy work towards protecting the environmental quality of lakes and rivers in the Adirondacks. Read more

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PORT HENRY | The oft-delayed Moriah Hydro power storage project has hit another speed bump that could push final approval of the plan well into 2020, federal officials said during a public hearing last week. Read more

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AU SABLE FORKS | Wine and cheese provided a fine way to enjoy photographs of the deconstruction of the Rome Dam as part of a presentation at the Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks July 25. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh was recently approved for a permit by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to revitalize the Wilcox Dock off Cumberland Avenue. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | An exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the Hurricane Mountain fire tower opens Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Adirondack History Museum. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A fire that might have been considered devastating to some is an ecological god-send to the Altona Flat Rock region and the SUNY Plattsburgh environmental science faculty and students studying it. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Construction of the new Frontier Town Campground is complete. New trails, tent sites, RV sites and horseback riding amenities are fully operational and open. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Work to finish cleanup at the Lake Flower Boat Launch includes a few new perks for boaters and ice palace builders. Read more

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