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SARANAC LAKE | The weather was nearly an Adirondack monsoon the morning of the open house at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center’s 24-7 Open Access Center in Saranac Lake recently. Read more

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MORIAH | On Sept. 12, residents and proponents for a dog park in the town of Moriah addressed the Town Board about their plan for a dog park to serve residents and dog lovers alike and gather support from local officials. 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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NEWCOMB | Newcomb continued its annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend tradition Sept. 6 to 8. 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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TICONDEROGA | The University of Vermont - Elizabethtown Community Health and Hudson Headwaters Health Network celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony in Ticonderoga at the former Moses-Ludington Hospital site Aug. 28. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | When you walk up Father Jogues Street on the backside of Main Street and get a view of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, you might just notice your jaw has dropped in awe. The structure is a Ticonderoga gem. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | The Schroon Lake Association held its annual “State of the Town and State of the Lake” meeting at the Schroon Lake Central School auditorium recently. The summer’s end gathering of local officials and experts invested in the Schroon... Read more

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MORIAH | In the Town of Moriah, a substantial bat hibernacula site has been found by New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), at the former Mineville Mines. Read more

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INDIAN LAKE | September is rolling up and that means peak Fall foliage. But for the town of Indian Lake, September does not only bring hopes of tourism through the fiery colors swathed upon the mountains. Read more

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MINERVA | Around 60 people gathered at the Minerva Town Hall and Senior Center Aug. 13 to listen to propositions to change the current volunteer EMS and fire squad system that serves the ever-aging population of Minerva and surrounding Adirondack... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | This year brings changes to the local Essex County Board of Elections as well as to all county election bureaus, statewide. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors was given a passionate presentation recently on the state of Adirondack agriculture by Carly Summers, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s agricultural resource educator, at the start of the... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | On the morning of Aug. 6, a call was placed to Essex County Dispatch of a fire in progress at 317 Dudley Road in Westport. Emergency responders were on the scene at approximately 8:17 a.m. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Torrential downpours forecasted for the afternoon of the grand opening of Adirondack Health’s new Lake Placid Health and Medical Fitness center held off for the facility’s dedication Aug. 7. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A third, and final, hearing on the local Essex County Coroner Law reform was held recently after a Board of Supervisors Ways and Means meeting. The law that was voted in Aug. 5, is the fourth to pass this year by the current board. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | It doesn’t take long to notice Amy Feiereisel’s passion for the North Country and people at work here. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Scattered on the riverside green of Jewtraw Park, near the old railroad museum, the local farmers market convenes every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. in Lake Placid. 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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AU SABLE FORKS | Wine and cheese provided a fine way to enjoy photographs of the deconstruction of the Rome Dam as part of a presentation at the Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks July 25. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The season has begun for the Adirondack History Museum on Court Street, at the epicenter of Elizabethtown. The museum has been open for a month, featuring a brand new theme for its 2019 season: “Adirondacks: Wild Times.” Read more

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WESTPORT | The Prevention Team of Essex County based in Ticonderoga — a New York state entity focused on prevention of alcohol and substance abuse and youth — wrapped up its annual Girl Strong program this past May. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Venturing to the Adirondacks for a desired summer youth camp is a pastime for many locals as well as in other regional areas of New York, namely the metropolitan areas downstate. But concerns arise around camp season this year. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Since her career track began in 2010 with Essex County Public Health Department, and her transition to director of Public Health less than a year later, Linda Beers has been making tremendous bounds for her county’s health. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Families in support of and affected by autism congregated at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in North Hudson June 22 to participate in the second-annual Family Color Run/Walk for Autism, hosted by the Upstate New York Autism Alliance. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Kelly Metzgar’s home in Saranac Lake is also the headquarters of the Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance, an organization formed by Metzgar to unite and make a social haven for LGBTQ of the North Country. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors convened for a special board meeting to adopt the home rule request enacted and adopted by the State Assembly and State Senate on Bill A-4676B, or the EMS bill, Friday, June 14. 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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WESTPORT | With a half-smile and an air of humbleness about him, Doug Meyer accepted words of congratulations about his recent nomination and recognition from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV) convened at historic Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake for their annual summer meeting recently. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County WIC Program hosted a new event - Food and Fun Friday - at its Elizabethtown location on Water Street on the Public Health building lawn May 31. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Honeysuckle, vanilla and possibly amber. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting in addition to their regular meeting June 10. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A New York state bill to amend the Real Property Tax Law was met with disapproval by the Essex County Board of Supervisors at their May 20 meeting. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | Former businessman turned author Mark Barie has been designated as a 2019 Hoffer Award Finalist. Read more

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Approximately 10 years ago, Wayne Bukovinsky, a resident of North River, found himself a victim of a nearly fatal motorcycle accident that left him with severe injuries, some that he was able to overcome, others that impair his life to this day. Read more

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Situated directly adjacent to Moses Circle, or Liberty Circle — the only roundabout in Ticonderoga, New York — sits the replication of the historic stone mansion of John Hancock, now called the Hancock House. Read more

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There just has to be “sawdust in your blood.” That’s the lingering phrase that kept repeating in my head, after interviewing third generation logger, Curtis Richards, also known as Curt. Read more

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    The Essex Farm band plays during the Fourth of July parade in Essex, with others handing out wildflowers as they passed.