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LAKE GEORGE | New book tells the story of sunken bateaux Read more

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HINESBURG | The University of Vermont Medical Center named Stephen Leffler, M.D., 55, a native of Leicester, Vermont, as its next president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Read more

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MORIAH | On Tuesday, residents of Moriah Central School District approved the school’s proposed $14.9 million slate of capital repair and building projects. Read more

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ESSEX | Town staff have moved into newly renovated rooms on the second floor of the town hall here. The $160,000 project is finished, having cleared debris, repaired walls and torn plaster to remake space that had been unused for decades. Read more

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PORT HENRY | This barn was built for brides and grooms, not horses and cows. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Demolition was expected to begin this week on the former Mac’s Village Supermarket, which will be razed to make way for a new Stewart’s Shop, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava told a town board meeting Thursday. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $465,000 through a highly competitive grant program for restoration of a defensive stonework on the north side of the fort. Read more

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WESTPORT | The Westport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners voted last week to bring plans for their new $3.2 million fire station to vote. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area town governments are finalizing spending plans for 2020. Generally, tax levy caps were calculated below 2 percent this year, many close to 1 percent. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Moriah took a step toward waterfront revitalization last week, conceptually approving construction of a rental cabin at its Bulwagga Bay campground. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Champ can run, but he can’t hide. Not forever — at least that is the view of Champ hunter Katy Elizabeth, who has made a career of searching for the fabled Lake Champlain sea creature. And after years on the hunt, now she says she’s... Read more

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PORT HENRY | Local response teams participated in a hazmat drill on Sept. 11 to prepare for a possible oil spill along the route of the Canadian Pacific Rail Co., near Lake Champlain. Read more

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WESTPORT | In its fourth year, Adirondack Harvest Festival returns to Essex County Fairgrounds with an entire realm set up for children. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Salmon are back. At least, for scientists and anglers, this past summer’s findings in the Lake Champlain Basin give a new hope for the species. Read more

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ADIRONDACKS | From fresh meats to regionally-made cheeses to vegetables from local farms, and breweries crafting beer with homegrown hops, the Adirondack Coast region of New York has an abundance of agri-tourism opportunities for visitors. Read more

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PORT HENRY | The Town of Moriah has called a special meeting to discuss a way forward for its waterfront after plans to work with an investor to revitalize the campground community failed to gain traction. Read more

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WESTPORT | Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has announced plans to preserve 35 acres in Essex, New York, on land that features 400-million-year-old fossils — a remnant of the planet’s oldest coral reef — as well as a globally rare type of forest. Read more

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WILMINGTON/WESTPORT | More than 150 bicyclists representing 30 states and Canadian provinces will encamp in Ticonderoga for two days this month before taking off on Cycle Adirondacks’ Ultimate Cycling Vacation, a 400-mile spin through the... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Roughly 170 years ago, the North Country was home to a railroad that had nothing to do with steam engines and depots. The Underground Railroad was a clandestine network of safe houses for runaway slaves heading to Canada and freedom. Read more

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KEESEVILLE | Supporters of the Town of Chesterfield held an open house last weekend on the grounds of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm to draw awareness to what the town has to offer. Read more

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    Port Henry beach on Lake Champlain

    The Port Henry beach on Lake Champlain suffered significant damage in a Halloween storm said to be the worst since Irene in 2011.