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WILLSBORO | The Adirondack forest — its hemlock, beech, maple, ash, pine and oak — is perhaps as iconic as the mountains themselves. Public urged to be on the lookout for signs of damaging invasives. Read more

The Sun

TICONDEROGA | When construction crews were scraping the ground for a new entrance to the Ticonderoga hospital they began unearthing things: A beer bottle from long ago, what appeared to be a girl’s change purse and the stacked stones of a dry well. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Health departments in the North Country are urging everyone in the area to make sure they are vaccinated against measles, and if not, to get the immunization shot. The outbreak of measles was recently confirmed across the border... Read more

The Sun

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RAY BROOK | Three Paul Smith’s scientists painted a troubled climatic future for the Adirondacks if the world doesn’t get serious about carbon emissions. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Polio’s got to go, and the Plattsburgh Rotary clubs are taking aim to eradicate the disease worldwide. Read more

The Sun

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MORIAH | Essex County Health Department (ECHD) is investigating and following up on reports of aggressive wildlife entering yards and interacting with people and pets. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | As Lyme disease continues to spread throughout northern New York, state and federal authorities have rolled out aggressive new efforts to combat the bacterial disease, which a state task force has referred to as a “ticking time bomb.” Read more

The Sun

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget again this year seeks to undermine important rural health initiatives... Read more

Letters to the Editor

MIDDLEBURY |  The long-term prognosis for the health of Vermonters who work and play in the great outdoors isn’t good. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | When civil engineer Dan Allen, Sr., started Allen Pools & Spas back in 1957, the world was a very different place and he didn’t even know how to swim. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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JOHNSBURG | Courtney Dunkley’s pregnancy was normal. Read more

The Sun

Battling addiction and winning has been the hardest thing I have had to do. Read more

Community Columnists

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A national headline getting 2014 report in Rolling Stone dubbed Vermont, as “America’s capital of heroin”. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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BRISTOL | Mason Wedge loves hunting and fishing. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Programming designed to share personal stories, erase stigma Read more

The Sun