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GLENS FALLS | A holiday festival, ever-popular in the region, is returning to Glens Falls this weekend. Read more

The Sun

WILLSBORO | The Adirondack forest — its hemlock, beech, maple, ash, pine and oak — is perhaps as iconic as the mountains themselves. Public urged to be on the lookout for signs of damaging invasives. Read more

The Sun

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KEENE VALLEY | New York State Electric & Gas is asking the state for a 23 percent rate increase that company officials say is needed to ward off the effects of climate change and move the state toward greater reliance on green energy. Read more

The Sun

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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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MIDDLEBURY | How does a busy Vermont state official manage to find time to write thoughtful, informative essays to be included in a book? Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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A proposed Vermont Senate change to a House tax bill could make timber harvesting more expensive, with serious longterm impacts on Vermont forestland sustainability and the state’s $1.5 billion forestry products industry. Read more

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Believe it or not, spring will eventually come our way. It’s 10 below as I write this, but I do have high hopes. Read more

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After five years at The Sun — the past two as managing editor — I’m moving on to new opportunities. Read more

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This winter, the snows were lean until recently, and the weather cold enough, making it a great time to get in the woods and cut some trees. Read more

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A workshop, organized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) will be held Dec. 15. Read more

The Sun

LONG LAKE | Residents are smarting over a series of power outages that have disrupted life just as winter has sunk its fangs into the remote mountainous region. 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

The Sun

MIDDLEBURY - The Middlebury Selectboard has agreed to adopt the new Town of Middlebury Tree Policy presented by town Tree Committee members Judy Wiger-Grohs and Leslie Kameny. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | Teens in grades 7-12 in Addison and Rutland counties interested in teaching elementary school students about environmental topics relevant to Vermont are encouraged to apply to become a TRY for the Environment teen leader. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SCHROON LAKE | As they renovated and expanded an old fishing camp they had purchased in 2002 on a narrow bank of land between Adirondack Road and the east shore of Schroon Lake, David and Peri Namerow faced a dilemma. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | According to Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, on Sept. 7, Webb’s Tree Service began removing selected trees from the Middlebury Town Green. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury resident Chris Zeoli, the town’s official tree steward,  is an avid outdoorsman Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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According to Jim Gish, community liaison for  Middlebury’s multi-year downtown bridge and rail project, construction work for 2018 gets underway this week with... Read more

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