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Generous Acts

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LAKE PLACID | The Adirondack Foundation, a Lake Placid organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy, has opened applications for the 2020 Generous Acts grants. Read more

The Sun

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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LAKE GEORGE | Gov. Cuomo’s office announced Jan. 5 that an additional $9.4 million in state grant money is earmarked for the village’s $24 million sewer plant now under construction — and local officials praised the financial commitment Read more

The Sun

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released a statement Tuesday expressing her support of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Read more

News Briefs - New York

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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. Read more

The Sun

Blais Asks For Sewer Cash

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QUEENSBURY | Predicting crushing tax increases in Lake George required to pay for the village’s new $24 million wastewater treatment plant, Lake George Mayor Robert Blais asked Warren County leaders for $100,000 annual contributions. Read more

The Sun

Carbon Dividend

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PLATTSBURGH | As another act to make The City of Plattsburgh a New York State Climate Smart Community, the city council voted to join together with the Town of Plattsburgh and municipalities to reduce greenhouse emissions with a new act. Read more

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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

Stewart's Grand Opening - Chester

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WARREN COUNTY | Hundreds of people were drawn to the new, far-larger Stewart’s Shop convenience store in Chester at its grand-opening event for free ice cream and other promotions, area officials attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on... Read more

The Sun

Dan Alexander

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We’re all guilty when it comes to pushing off the tough tasks to a later date. Our government entities are far worse when it comes to kicking the can down the road. Read more

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Last week, Gov. Phil Scott signed three bills which will go a long way in supporting the state’s economic and workforce development efforts. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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NORTH CREEK | The Adirondack Park has performed better economically than the rest of rural America since the inception of the Adirondack Park Agency, according to a new study... Read more

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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

I watch as Essex County looks to apply another band-aid, a land bank to purchase abandoned, blighted properties. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the state legislature now in session with a new Democratic majority, the North Country delegation touched down in Plattsburgh on Friday to brief local industry leaders on the latest from Albany. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County is being lauded for its economic strength. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | After a one-year hiatus, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild Players will be back in action in 2019, performing a dinner-theater murder mystery later this month at the Best Western hotel. Read more

The Sun

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County and the Town of Plattsburgh both closed out 2018 on stable ground. Read more

The Sun