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The sun was out, and the Saratoga strip offers so much more than most Essex County towns. 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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PLATTSBURGH | SUNY Plattsburgh, in conjunction with SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, will participate in the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) at SUNY Adirondack April 26-27. Read more

The Sun

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PORT HENRY | Sightings of the sea monster known as Champ — and don’t dare call him mythical — have been reported up and down the length of Lake Champlain, but he makes his home in Port Henry... Read more

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CASTLETON | The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has awarded the South Champlain Historical Ecology Project a $9,000 Collections Grant to initiate a 3D imaging project. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CASTLETON | As part of its VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café series, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H is sponsoring four free Summer of Science programs in June and July for students entering grades 7-12 in the fall. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Lake Champlain is smaller than the Great Lakes, but Vermont politicians (jockeying to get taxpayer funds for a variety of special projects) have tried to reclassify it as the fifth Great Lake... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CROWN POINT | Fans of the historic site and campground at Crown Point reacted with enthusiasm last week to state plans for a new Unit Management Plan that will serve as a blueprint for how the properties are used and improved. 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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RAY BROOK | After a public outcry at its proposed closure, the Department of Environmental Conservation will allow the boat launch on Eagle Lake to remain open pending more study, a state forester told the Adirondack Park Agency Thursday. 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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MIDDLEBURY | When you think of sinkholes, the state of Florida comes to mind. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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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

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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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ORWELL | State rescue crews recovered what is believed to be the body of ice angler Lee Wiktorski, 61, of Benson, on Feb. 13. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Imagine: You’ve always wanted to visit northern New York, so when your bike-touring friends decide to ride the Empire State Trail, you are ready to go. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A new multi-use trail is poised to span the state, stretching from New York City up through Capital Region and towards the Adirondack Mountains along scenic Lake Champlain vistas before terminating at the Canadian border. Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | Daylight had scarcely dawned on the first day of 2019 when Stacy Robinson of Port Henry saw a chunky little songbird with a black mask straight out of the Lone Ranger sitting on the topmost twig of a tree, like a golf ball on a tee. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont farmers, long the unfair main target of environmentalists concerned about high-phosphorous runoff into the Lake Champlain basin, are aware of the enormous cost of cleaning up the lake. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | With the New Year on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the top stories of 2018. Read more

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