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CROWN POINT | Communities in the Essex County lake communities are gearing up for the Empire State bicycle trail, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year. Read more

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PORT HENRY | A proposed hike in the Essex County room tax from 3 percent to 5 percent has Moriah inn owners concerned that their businesses will be hurt, a point that’s contested by town officials. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Supervisors are asking the state legislature for the authority to raise Essex County’s occupancy tax from 3 to 5 percent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN  | The Essex County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Committee voted last week to move forward with a controversial proposal to raise the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A proposal to increase the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent and direct that new revenue to fund local capital projects was put forward by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Monday. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Two weeks into Lisa Polay’s new job as manager of the Crown Point State Historic Site, the remains of a stone wall of a French fort that had stood for close to three centuries crumbled to bits. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point will host a Corn Festival on Saturday, August 25, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 184 Factoryville Rd. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Tourism statewide is booming. Read more

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WESTPORT | Essex County leaders are looking to develop marketing tools to expand use of the Essex County Fairgrounds. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | The Olympic Village has been tapped to host the 2023 World University Games. Read more

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MORIAH | The Moriah Chamber of Commerce has a new president in daycare owner Renee Anderson. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Can’t afford a ticket to South Korea and still want to check out sports of the Olympiad? Read more

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LAKE PLACID | The bid dossier has been signed, sealed and delivered, and local officials are now waiting for a delegation from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to visit Lake Placid next week. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | The state has thrown their support behind Lake Placid’s bid to host a massive winter international athletic event. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | County lawmakers have tentatively abolished a local occupancy tax panel, citing redundancy and low participation. Read more

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KEENE | Adirondack 46ers greeted and counted over ten thousand hikers at Cascade Mountain in four months last summer. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), in cooperation with the greater Saranac Lake community, is amidst a branding study and is looking for stakeholders, residents, and visitors to complete an online branding survey. Read more

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INDIAN LAKE | Jim McKenna, president of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will review the results of a recent travel study at a meeting on Nov. 15. Read more

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WESTPORT | Following a nationwide search for a new executive director, the Depot Theatre has found the ideal pick right in their own backyard. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County’s tourism marketing agency says visitors spent $63 each last year for every dollar spent on getting them here. Read more

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