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MIDDLEBURY | This winter marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in nearby Lake Placid, New York. It’s also time for Middlebury College’s annual Winter Carnival which includes a number of winter sport events including ice skating. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SARANAC LAKE | New York’s newly launched winter tourism “push” is part of continued investment throughout the North Country; it’s a “push” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he believes is and will pay dividends long term. Read more

The Sun

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LAKE GEORGE | Warren County’s relatively new method of keeping its roads clear of ice — undertaken in recent years to reduce salt pollution — has been temporarily jeopardized by the lack of prepared salt brine to spread on the county’s many miles of Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Same place, same dates, same streets, 40 years since and the legacy continues in honor of the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Read more

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WHALLONSBURG | Indoor winter play for families with children from newborn to age six returns to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Saturday mornings starting on Saturday, Feb. 1. Read more

News Briefs - New York

ELIZABETHTOWN | With opening day of the Empire State Winter Games just days away, a leg of the long-distance torch relay will make a stop in Elizabethtown on Jan. 30. Read more

The Sun

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WILLSBORO | Cameras are mounted below Stop-Arms on all Willsboro Central School buses. New law allows use of footage to investigate possible violations. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Twenty-five Moriah Central School students will be a little warmer this winter thanks to the Port Henry Knights of Columbus Council 384 Coats for Kids Program. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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MIDDLEBURY | The last week of December 2019 brought winter weather conditions more typical of mid-January. On Dec. 31, Green Mountain Power (GMP) crews responded to outages caused by a winter storm which brought ice, some snow, and strong winds. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Freedom and Christmas: two words that sum up this time of year for children across the region, while also bringing up feelings of dread for parents who must work during the winter holiday break. Read more

The Sun

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This year, due to my wheelchair confinement, my time is not consumed with decorating our home for the holidays and baking sweet treats so I do a lot of melancholy daydreaming. Read more

Community Columnists

LONG LAKE | Long Lake Parks and Rec. Department is hosting its annual Holiday Decorating Contest for the communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Businesses and residences are encouraged to “light up” the winter evenings with holiday lights. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Winter-like weather comes early in Vermont. This year, here in the Champlain Valley, we had our first taste of the changing seasons by early November. Read more

Editorials

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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When November rolls around, I like to buy my copy of the New Year’s Farmer’s Almanac at the local supermarket. Read more

Editorials

NORTH COUNTRY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) have announced that they introduced “The Randy Preston Salt Reduction Act” to tackle road salt pollution in the Adirondacks. Read more

The Sun

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Even though I live on a modern asphalt road in Addison County, I can say that less than a mile away is a 19th-century dirt road that is a mess not only during “mud season” but a good part of the year when it rains—which is pretty darn often... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) officials reminded the public that snowmobile season ended in the GMNF on April 15. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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This past winter might have possibly been a lot worse, but it is hard indeed to imagine just how much longer and harder it could possibly have been. Read more

Community Columnists

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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

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    Wild Center Winterscape

    The Wild Center in Tupper Lake framed with winter white.