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KEENE | This past Father’s Day weekend, the Department of Environmental Conservation began a no-parking policy on Route 73 stretching from Keene to Lake Placid, at highly popular and overrun trail heads to several locations. Read more

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UPPER JAY | Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after a sedan collided head on with a cement truck on Rt. 9N just south of Upper Jay. Read more

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NEWCOMB | The Adirondack Great Camp Santanoni has had three long-term owners: The Robert C. Pruyn family that built it at the turn of the 20th century, the Crandall and Myron Melvin families who bought it in 1953 and, today, the state of New York. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host award-winning scientist Bill Ardren on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. to speak on efforts to restore a once-thriving salmon fishery to Lake Champlain. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A new map — updated online daily — will help summer swimmers, boaters, hikers and paddlers track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds and rivers around the region. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic, billed as America’s premier youth fiddling show band, is in high demand across North America, having played 1,500 concerts including gigs at the White House and Lincoln Center. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department has added the Hiking Adventure Program to its lineup of outdoor activities. Read more

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The New York State Outdoor Writers held their spring rendezvous in Schroon Lake recently. We were given a warm reception from the Chamber of Commerce, and the key to the city as they say. Read more

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PAUL SMITHS | Paul Smith’s College has introduced a new bachelor’s degree in disaster management and response, reflecting a growing demand for professionals tasked with responding to natural and man-made disasters around the world. Read more

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BEEKMANTOWN | The Clinton County Legislature authorized a contract with a local housing cooperative recently that local officials hope will facilitate the overhaul of a failing wastewater treatment system. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The eighth-annual I Love My Park Day is right around the corner, and the state of New York is preparing to celebrate. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The parcel of commercial land in Chestertown that has abandoned for years might become a valuable asset to the community, if local officials’ plans materialize. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The bids to construct Lake George’s new sewer treatment plant have turned out to be far higher than anticipated, and local officials have intensified their efforts to lobby to secure more grant money for the project. Read more

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Spring has finally knocked on our door. Gazing out my window I see the last remnants of snow — patches of white in the woods and in the lower pasture. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | With wind whipping up waves on Lake George in the background Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer pledged his support in obtaining grant money to build a new sewer treatment plant that is expected to help keep the lake’s water pure. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | A popular High Peaks trailhead known as The Garden will be closed this spring and summer while the Town of Keene replaces a failing bridge over Johns Brook. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Fans of the historic site and campground at Crown Point reacted with enthusiasm last week to state plans for a new Unit Management Plan that will serve as a blueprint for how the properties are used and improved. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | For many years, Lake George Village government has been formulating plans to modernize their treatment of municipal sewage to curb pollution of groundwater that eventually seeps into the lake, causing algae blooms. Read more

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RAY BROOK | After a public outcry at its proposed closure, the Department of Environmental Conservation will allow the boat launch on Eagle Lake to remain open pending more study, a state forester told the Adirondack Park Agency Thursday. Read more

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CROWN POINT | An updated management plan (UMP) is in the works for the campgrounds and historic area at Crown Point, and the public is invited to participate in a brainstorming meeting Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. Read more

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