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LAKE GEORGE | An outdoor education area operated by the Lake George Association in late spring and early fall on village recreation center property is about to become more accommodating for students learning about stream ecology. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | A consulting firm is seeking public input on proposed updates to signage along the Central Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, a stretch of recreational trail that runs through Route 28 and along the Hudson River watershed. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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NEWCOMB | Adventurers who have an interest in both history and the outdoors will have two more weekends this winter to get a special look at the Camp Santanoni Historic Area, an architectural masterpiece nestled deep in the woods of Newcomb. Read more

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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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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) announced on Jan. 22 that Vermont communities struggling to overcome the decline in the forestry industry will now be able to consider accessing a $7 million taxpayer-funded... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

SARANAC LAKE | Input from the North Country Community College (NCCC) community, and the community at large, is sought for the future of the swimming pool in the Sparks Athletic Complex. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | In the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” actor Kevin Costner uttered one of Hollywood’s most famous lines: “If you build it, he will come.” Read more

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JOHNSBURG | A fully developed network of recreational back-country trails between North Creek and Thirteenth Lake may become a reality if pending plans are realized. Read more

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EAGLE LAKE | The status of Eagle Lake’s only public boat launch has residents fearful that they may not be able to fish or recreate on the lake in the ways to which they have become accustomed. Read more

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ROUSES POINT | The Village of Rouses Point was recently awarded $213,000 to revamp the local sports fields, playgrounds and park infrastructure. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has been selected as a trailhead for the planned Empire State Trail, a multi-use route expected to open in 2020. Read more

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BOLTON LANDING | Governmental spending in the town of Bolton as proposed in the town’s 2019 preliminary budget reflects a 4.8 percent increase, while the amount to be raised by taxes equals a 1.1 percent hike. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Stephanie Greineder of southern Pennsylvania stood in the new $22 million Adirondacks Welcome Center on its opening day last Thursday and watched a wall-sized video depicting people enjoying various attractions the area offers. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors is continuing to oppose the state’s effort to declare a railway in the central Adirondacks abandoned — but are taking a lighter touch. 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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KEENE | Parking on Route 73 near the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead will be permanently banned starting Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced, and “No Parking” signs will be installed by the end of the week. Read more

The Sun

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of our country’s most successful outdoor conservation tools, is set to expire. Read more

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DANNEMORA | Chazy Lake, a popular fishing spot in the western side of the county, has received official designation from the state as an inland waterway. Read more

The Sun

LAKE GEORGE | People who are seeking new outdoor adventures in Warren County will soon be able to locate and read about a vast array of local recreational venues on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Read more

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