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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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ELIZABETHTOWN | Supervisors are asking the state legislature for the authority to raise Essex County’s occupancy tax from 3 to 5 percent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN  | The Essex County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Committee voted last week to move forward with a controversial proposal to raise the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Even though the snows of winter are still blanketing the ground, the campers of summer are planning where they will be pitching a tent or parking an RV in another five months. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | For a half-century, climbers of “trailless” mountains in the High Peaks could usually, but not always, find a metal cylinder strapped to a tree with the name of the corresponding peak stenciled on the side. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A proposal to increase the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent and direct that new revenue to fund local capital projects was put forward by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Monday. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | The state received approval from the Adirondack Park Agency last week to proceed with the third phase of a trail system at the redeveloped Frontier Town campground and equestrian center. 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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NEWCOMB | The Town of Newcomb will come in $50,000 under that tax cap in 2019, according to Supervisor Robin DeLoria. Read more

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NORTH ELBA | The state Department of Environmental Conservation, green groups and local officials celebrated the opening of a new trail last week designed to reduce congestion in the High Peaks. Read more

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KEENE | Parking on Route 73 near the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead will be permanently banned starting Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced, and “No Parking” signs will be installed by the end of the week. Read more

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We encountered a fleeting phenomenon last week: Read more

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The High Peaks are groaning under the weight of an unprecedented surge of tourism. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is out. Read more

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KEENE | Close to 80 percent of all trailheads leading into the High Peaks are routinely above their capacity on fall weekends, according to a new survey. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Plans have been revealed for parking at the Boreas Ponds Tract, providing an answer to one of the final remaining questions that has been dangling over the hottest land purchase in a generation. 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

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SCHROON LAKE | As the High Peaks grapples with overuse from a sustained influx of visitors, it may behoove adventurers to explore trails off the beaten path. Read more

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TICONDEROGA – Ticonderoga native Grace Leach Hudowalski, the first woman to climb all 46 High Peaks, will be honored at a program commemorating her accomplishments. Read more

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