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WARREN COUNTY | Hundreds of people were drawn to the new, far-larger Stewart’s Shop convenience store in Chester at its grand-opening event for free ice cream and other promotions, area officials attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on... Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The International Paper Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Ticonderoga Area BackPack Program 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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A nation’s wealth has always come from having products to build and sell. That holds true in small communities and cities across the country. Read more

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Last week’s column on the status of the newspaper industry was devoted to the change in ownership from local to that of outside investment firms. This week, I’ll address the issue of online replacing the hometown newspaper. Read more

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Another story hit the wire service recently about a small town newspaper in Waynesville, Missouri, that was forced to close last fall and the repercussions now being felt in the entire county. Read more

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westport | The Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport School Board is forging ahead, evaluating building use plans and budget items and looking to hire a superintendent as the deadline for the new district budget looms mid-April. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The state and a coalition of partners are rolling out a new effort to reduce the number of backcountry search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Two young politicians considered to be rising rock stars in their parties have met — sort of. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The state legislature on Tuesday passed the strongest set of gun control measures since the SAFE Act. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned on Thursday, citing President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria. Read more

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BOLTON LANDING | Various Bolton businesses are collaborating to offer residents and visitors a pleasant weekend of holiday gift-shopping — with discounts, incentives and undoubtedly plenty of friendly socializing. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Bright, modern coolers are accepted, and perhaps even required, pieces of equipment for any grocery store. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The House passed a pair of bills this week designed to boost transparency in prescription drug purchasing. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Green groups and state officials are apoplectic over the Trump administration’s plan to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Lawmakers are again crying foul over how the state communicates details of the broadband program to the public. Read more

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WATERTOWN | President Trump will visit upstate New York on Monday, his first trip to the region since he took office last January. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | State-level races are coming into focus following the filing deadline for petition signatures last Thursday. Read more

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ALBANY | Tedra Cobb says she began to be teased for talking up her formidable volunteer operation as she headed into the final stretch of last week’s congressional primary contest. Read more

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    Warrensburg Planning board chair Laura Moore responds to local citizens objecting to plans for a vintage Victorian home in a historic district of Warrensburg being demolished and replaced with a dollar store. Listening to the crowd's comments are (right to left): board members John Fanchini, Rich Larkin, Moore, Suzanne Tyler and Sharon Sutphin.

  • Adirondack Gateway Council CEO Ed Bartholomew talks to members of the Warrensburg economic development committee this summer about approaches to building commerce and building a local sustainable economy.

  • Members of the Downtown Association in Plattsburgh meeting at Champlain Wine Company on City Hall Place.

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    Lake George Wastewater Treatment Plant supervisor Tim Shudt explains the steps of processing sewage during a 2012 tour of the facility. Monday, the village board enacted a moratorium on sewer hookups for commercial and multi-family developments while local officials pursue plans for a major renovation or replacement of the treatment plant.