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TICONDEROGA | Southern Essex County received a thick slab of state funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 Regional Economic Development Council grants, led by help for ongoing public works projects in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | To protect newborns from the recent spike in flu and flu-like symptoms, Adirondack Health is restricting visitors to the Stafford New Life birthing center. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Fewer hikers might wind up parking in the yards of Keene Valley residents because of a planned shuttle system that will bus hikers from Marcy Field to all popular Route 73 trailheads. Read more

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NEWCOMB | Many a scenic hill and dale boasts of having finest best view in the Adirondacks, but the town of Newcomb’s claim from Overlook Park is as strong as anyone’s. From this spot, located along Route 28N, the High Peaks of Essex rise Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. 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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QUEENSBURY | For more than a decade, adventure bicyclists have envisioned a biking/hiking trail following the Hudson River through Warren County and extending 85 miles into Adirondack wilderness to the ghost town of Tahawus. 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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JAY | New York Times best-selling author Tim Rowland’s newest book confirms what many have suspected: politics is a weird business. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | After being closed for the summer, a popular High Peaks trailhead known as The Garden is about three weeks from reopening, according to Keene Supervisor Joe Pete Wilson. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | When the Northway was chiseled into the Adirondack wilderness a half-century ago, something material changed. The influx of cars and tourists put pressures on the woods that had not been there before. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and Subaru Traveling Trainer teams are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and other regional organizations... Read more

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LAKE PLACID | The year 2019 is a big year for the Summit Stewardship Program. Headquartered from the Adirondack Loj in Lake Placid, the Heart Lake information and education center is an extension of the ADK Mountain Club, and hosts the... Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A local entrepreneur has achieved remarkable success through his innovative approach to a fitness enterprise that promotes area citizens’ wellness, and his efforts have been rewarded with a notable honor. Read more

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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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CHESTERFIELD | The North Branch of the Boquet River begins alongside a dirt Adirondack road adjacent to a former family retreat dotted with ponds and crossed by streams, where peregrine falcons nest, dragonflies swarm... Read more

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CROWN POINT | Coot Hill, just over 1,000 feet above sea level, has a stony summit frosted with a stubble of blueberries and juniper. Read more

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NEWCOMB | Downtown Newcomb, as downtowns are traditionally thought of, does not exist. It’s three miles along Route 28N of a house here and a business there, with a park or a government building scattered along the way. 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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