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Lake George boats to be inspected

Lake George Park Commission adopts plan

A mandatory boat inspection program for Lake George has been approved. Beginning May 15 all boats entering the lake must be inspected at one of six regional stations.

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Saranac Lake gears up for annual winter carnival

For 10 days, this small village seven miles from Lake Placid will host a constellation of over 100 events spread across the frigid landscape, including three sets of fireworks, parades, musical performances and demonstrations from a wide variety of local organizations, from woodmen to women tossing custom-designed frying pans.

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Empire State Winter Games names title sponsor in Hannaford

Games’ organizers announced Jan. 15 that Hannaford Supermarkets had signed a deal to become the first presenting sponsor of the Winter Games, which will take place from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9.

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Bolton Central’s principal promoted to district CEO role

Michael Graney, who has a strong background in secondary education in the region, has been chosen for the position of Superintendent of the Bolton Central School District.

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Stage may be set for legal challenge to NYCO amendment

Four environmental advocacy groups have joined with a California environmental “law organization” to express their concerns over the recent passage of a state constitutional amendment allowing for a land swap between the State of New York and NYCO Minerals, based in Willsboro with mining operations in Lewis.

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Snowmobile ride & party to raise $$ for area cancer patients

Snowmobilers show they have heart and a thirst for adventure in their participation in the annual Purple Ribbon Cancer Ride. The 100-mile-long excursion and party following annually raises thousands of dollars to help cancer patients and their families.

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Tupper Lake to host ice car races

The Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club (AMEC) is scheduled to bring automotive ice racing to Tupper Lake for the fourth time in their 60 year history this weekend, Jan. 25-26.

DEC camper scholarships available

The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 12 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program.

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The damned dams of the Adirondacks

Notes from the North Woods

Dams provide opportunities for power, navigation, fish barriers, and often serve as bridges for snowmobilers, hikers, bikers and skiers.

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Winter Carnival unveils new website

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee recently launched the new website for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

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Schroon Lake to host ice fishing tourney

March 1 and 2

The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 22nd annual ice fishing derby Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2.

Local environmentalists battle feds

Pending decision to remove gray wolf violates ESA, argues Adirondack Council

The region’s leading environmental advocacy group, the Adirondack Council, has placed themselves front and center in the fight against the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) pending decision to remove the gray wolf from its endangered species list and their decision to list the eastern wolf as a new separate species with a distinct evolutionary heritage, an action that means that the eastern wolf is no longer technically endangered and doesn’t warrant federal protection.

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Winter Fisherman gear up for Tupper Lake ice

It certainly has been cold enough, and now ice fishermen from across the country will be heading to Tupper Lake for a pair of major fishing tournaments.

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Local orthotist/prosthetist helps to equip adaptive athletes

When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.

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Collegiate ski and board championships coming in March

On March 8-15, Lake Placid and Wilmington will play host to the 2014 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship.