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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Environmentalists were pleased and supervisors in Five Towns were exasperated after a court ruling that, at least for now, appears to block construction of snowmobile trails connecting communities in the central Adirondacks. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The Adirondack Park has performed better economically than the rest of rural America since the inception of the Adirondack Park Agency, according to a new study... Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Representatives of the central Adirondack Five Towns coalition expressed disappointment and a degree of anger last week over a lawsuit filed by two environmental groups intended to prevent the state from building a 140-foot bridge... Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Rail bike excursions on train tracks north of North Creek have proven to be popular and are boosting tourism by bringing thousands of people into the hamlet, the co-founders of Revolution Rail recently told Warren County supervisors. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and state Attorney General’s Office have formally asked federal authorities to declare the railway between North Creek and Tahawus abandoned. Read more

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NEWCOMB | The state has formally moved to declare the stretch of railway from North Creek to Tahawus abandoned. 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 | Concerns continue to grow by an expanding coalition over an executive budget proposal to use payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements instead of market value to calculate taxes on land in the Adirondack Park and the Catskills. Read more

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ALBANY | The state Department of Environmental Conservation has sent a cease and desist letter to the railway that is transferring rail cars to the Adirondacks for storage. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A state Supreme Court judge denied Protect the Adirondack’s 2013 legal challenge that halted construction of Class II Community Connector trails in the Adirondack Park. Read more

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HORICON | Voters have approved a constitutional amendment to create a land bank in the Adirondacks and Catskills that will aid localities in public works projects on state Forest Preserve. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A congressional candidate is calling for federal authorities to investigate the plan by a railroad company to store unused rail cars on 22 miles of tracks within the Adirondack Park. Read more

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MINERVA | The first rail cars arrived in the central Adirondacks last week, slowly snaking their way along the Boreas River before eventually stopping on the track north of North Club Woods Road in Minerva. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | People come to the Adirondacks to escape from urban woes. Read more

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Two years after first being proposed, plans by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway to store unused train cars on state land in the southern Adirondacks has reignited controversy. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Hundreds of railcars are making their way to the Adirondack Park for long-term storage. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH — Voters in November will decide if the state should create a land bank to aid municipalities with routine infrastructure and communications projects on state land. Read more

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