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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Almost like flood waters, surges in hikers on certain days in the High Peaks overwhelm highways and trails, then recede to leave the towns and state with lots of cleaning up to do. 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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RAY BROOK | A new map — updated online daily — will help summer swimmers, boaters, hikers and paddlers track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds and rivers around the region. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | The 10th-annual Curtis Lumber PetAPalooza pet adoption day and pet fair will be held Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. across select retail stores located throughout New York state. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Fire that apparently started in a ground-floor apartment at 1158 Springfield Road claimed the life of Brittany Barney. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A final decision on the Eagle Lake boat launch, which faced closure under a state management plan, will come in the next two to five years, an Adirondack Park Agency representative said last week. Read more

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RAY BROOK | When snow plow drivers in the Lake George region started seeing reductions in road-salt use as a competition, salt use dropped, and today the area has become a model for the scientific treatment of winter highways. 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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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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RAY BROOK | The campaign to increase the number of Forest Rangers who patrol the Adirondack Park has taken center stage in state budget hearings. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The reversal of damage caused by acid rain, which was devastating to native Adirondack fish populations, is an environmental success story. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Despite the success of state-sponsored campaigns designed to boost visitation, the state appears to be holding the line on boosting the number of forest rangers. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Walking along a burbling river flowing through her adopted hometown, Rep. Elise Stefanik got a crash course in all-things aquatic, including the migration habits of salmon and habitat restoration. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Adirondack Park Agency Chairman Sherman Craig announced his retirement at the July meeting last Thursday. Read more

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APA approves High Peaks, Vanderwhacker plans Read more

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RAY BROOK | Current and retired members of Troop B of the New York State Police came together to remember those who had gone before them in the annual Memorial Day service last week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | At least eight people have been arrested and arraigned on charges related to what authorities allege is a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to defraud Medicaid. Read more

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RAY BROOK | State land additions and changes to High Peaks Wilderness make it the largest single block of preserved land in New York state. Read more

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RAY BROOK | Plans have been revealed for parking at the Boreas Ponds Tract, providing an answer to one of the final remaining questions that has been dangling over the hottest land purchase in a generation. Read more

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    Ray Book Biomass Plant

    James Morier (DEC), Brian McVoy (NYPA), APA Executive Director Terry Martino, DEC Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann, Yousef Khaled (Consultant Pyramid EES) and Doug McCabe (DEC) mark the start of operations at the new wood pellet heating system built behind the state office complex in Ray Brook.