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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

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH | As storms bear down in the Adirondacks and plows prowl the streets, local advocacy groups are keeping a spotlight on the effects of road salt. Read more

The Sun

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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

The Sun

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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LAKE GEORGE | While a number of highway employees of towns surrounding Lake George have taken steps to reduce the use of road salt in an effort to reduce lakewater pollution, the procedures have not been standardized or fully documented. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Fending off two challengers who sought to lead Warren County, town of Bolton supervisor Ron Conover was elected to his third one-year term as chairman of the county Board of Supervisors during the panel’s annual organizational meeting... Read more

The Sun

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WILMINGTON | The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin using less salt on Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Councilors were at loggerheads last week as they weighed funding for the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Town of Lake George officials and highway workers were recognized recently for their “best practices” in reducing the use of wintertime road salt while maintaining safe roadway conditions. Read more

The Sun

LAKE GEORGE | Conservationists hope to work with road crews to decrease winter salt applications Read more

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The start of October has become the unofficial start of snow tire season. Read more

Editorials

LAKE GEORGE | Village officials are poised to embark on a novel venture — they’ve decided to modify their wintertime road maintenance procedures in one small section of the municipality at the request of local homeowners. Read more

The Sun

LAKE GEORGE | Legislation to raise rates charged for municipal water in Lake George Village ... Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | An ordinance that allows village residents to host public parking on their properties during three local special events will likely be ready for consideration by the village board at their July 16 meeting. Read more

The Sun

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The warm sun beat down on my arm as it hung out the window. Read more

Community Columnists

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Alan Irwin

SHELBURNE | When it comes to controlling road-salt shipments via rail, along with purported threats to the local environment, Shelburne town officials lost their fight against Vermont Railway last week. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County won big with the state Regional Economic Council Awards. Read more

The Sun

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DANNEMORA | Tensions boiled over at a public budget hearing last Thursday with Dannemora Town Supervisor William Chase accusing Highway Superintendent Mark Siskavich of a long list of perceived slights. Read more

The Sun

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CHAMPLAIN | Work has been completed on the Town of Champlain’s new salt storage facility. Read more

The Sun

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TICONDEROGA | Scientific evidence is mounting on the impacts of road salt on Adirondack lakes and watersheds. Read more

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