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LAKE GEORGE | Warren County’s relatively new method of keeping its roads clear of ice — undertaken in recent years to reduce salt pollution — has been temporarily jeopardized by the lack of prepared salt brine to spread on the county’s many miles of Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | New York Supreme Court Judge Robert J. Muller dismissed a lawsuit that charged a snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River violated environmental protection laws. Read more

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LEWIS | A $99,624 Smart Growth grant award for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Essex County will expand Adirondack Harvest online search functions and add staff for a larger marketing outreach in 2020. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Penfield Pond is at the heart of one of the most historic places in Essex County. But the pond itself may soon be history because the dam responsible for its existence is failing and will likely have to be removed. Read more

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FRANKLIN | The illegal killing of a moose here has sparked public outcry and left a Saranac man facing charges. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County suffered $4 million worth of damage from a Halloween storm that felled trees, washed-out roads, downed power lines and caused significant destruction to private property. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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2019 Wild Center Climate Youth Summit

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TUPPER LAKE | The Wild Center won a $249,549 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to interpret climate resilience. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Almost like flood waters, surges in hikers on certain days in the High Peaks overwhelm highways and trails, then recede to leave the towns and state with lots of cleaning up to do. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Forest rangers are used to getting emergency calls concerning wilderness hikers who have gotten lost or turned an ankle. But a trapped horse, not so much. Read more

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KEENE | The stress caused by an intense interest in the High Peaks this fall has turned forest rangers into meter maids, hikers into vandals, elected officials into parking-lot attendants and state parking policies into not-so-funny jokes. 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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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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