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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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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

Community Columnists

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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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RAY BROOK | The state and a coalition of partners are rolling out a new effort to reduce the number of backcountry search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The campaign to increase the number of Forest Rangers who patrol the Adirondack Park has taken center stage in state budget hearings. Read more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo is going big with this executive budget proposal this year. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | The first phase of the multi-year effort to build a new state-run campground at the former Frontier Town theme park has been completed. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Despite the success of state-sponsored campaigns designed to boost visitation, the state appears to be holding the line on boosting the number of forest rangers. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Tourism statewide is booming. Read more

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APA approves High Peaks, Vanderwhacker plans Read more

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MORIAH | The Moriah Town Council is supporting efforts to increase the size of the state Forest Rangers force. Read more

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JOHNSBURG | The Ski Bowl Garden is seeking two summer interns to help with the Ski Bowl Garden and other beautification projects in town. Read more

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ALBANY | Two state police helicopter pilots earned New York’s newly minted Lifesaving Award for the harrowing helicopter rescue of two young hikers who got lost in whiteout on Algonquin Peak in December 2016. Read more

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The Adirondack Park Agency has reached a verdict on the long-awaited decision on how to classify the Boreas Ponds Tract. Read more

Editorials

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KEENE |  Elected officials in Keene approved the purchase a new 15-passenger van. Read more

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KEENE | Route 73 contains some breathtaking views as it winds its way through the mountains and alongside the Cascade Lakes. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — State conservation officers and preservation groups are expecting another high traffic summer hiking season. Read more

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PERU — Boater being treated for severe hypothermia Read more

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As a member of Wilmington Volunteer Fire & Rescue, I was recently involved in two incidents where hikers were seriously injured on the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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SCHROON LAKE — Officials here have begun a waterfront revitalization plan they hope will improve access to Schroon and Paradox lakes as well as increase use of the smaller ponds located on state land around the region. Read more

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