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Andy Flynn

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DOT nixes Johnsburg’s speed reduction requests

Members of the Johnsburg Town Board approved their 2014 budget with a few amendments Thursday, Nov. 7, yet it was the state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rejection of three speed-reduction requests that drew out emotional responses from local officials.

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Hamilton County approves new tourism marketing RFP

Lake Placid group hired for job

Members of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Thursday, Nov. 7 approved a resolution to hire the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism to manage its tourism marketing.

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Newcomb outfitters waiting for APA decision before expanding

Essex Chain Lakes up for classification

While the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) does not have the Essex Chain Lakes classification on its agenda for the Nov. 14-15 meeting, the upcoming decision is weighing heavily on small business owners in the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub.

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DEC temporarily closes Newcomb trail after bridge replacement

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding hikers that the East River Trail near the Upper Works is temporarily closed.

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North Creek Business Alliance buying two shuttle buses

North Creek Business Alliance officials will continue their free ski shuttle this winter between Gore Mountain and the downtown business district.

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Vanselow, McNally top supervisor races in Johnsburg, Minerva

When polls closed in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 5, Minerva Town Councilman Stephen McNally was edging incumbent Sue Montgomery Corey by eight votes in the supervisor’s race.

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Indian Lake couple sets up two businesses

There seems to be a growing list of new businesses in Indian Lake.

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Johnsburg to hold budget hearing Nov. 7

The town of Johnsburg’s tentative 2014 budget calls for a tax increase of about 3 percent.

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Central Adirondack voters have many choices on Election Day

Voters in the News Enterprise readership area will head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 to decide a number of local elections.

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Johnsburg board handles land issues, accepts resignation

The Johnsburg Town Board handled a number of issues at their Oct. 15 meeting in the Scout Hall, including land acquisition next to the town sand pit, the town budget and a resignation on the Planning Board.

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Minerva Lake lowered for dam inspection

Town officials here held an emergency meeting Saturday, Oct. 19 to authorize lowering the water level of Lake Minerva in order to inspect the dam.

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Public meets Johnsburg candidates at Tannery Pond

Eleven candidates running for office in the town of Johnsburg gave brief speeches and answered questions from the audience Tuesday, Oct. 22 during a Meet the Candidates forum at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Sports memorabilia auction at North Creek nursing home

Local nursing home officials are adding a sports memorabilia auction to their 4th annual Sportsmen’s Raffle fundraising event Oct. 26 in the hope of generating more interest and raising more money for the facility.

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Tannery Pond to show Charlie Chaplin silent films

The Tannery Pond Community Center will be showing a popular Charlie Chaplin silent film from the 1920s on Oct. 23 in the old style, with an accompanist playing the piano.

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Decadence to play for cancer benefit Oct. 26 in Wevertown

Proceeds help Kris Harvey, JCS Class of 1986

The country-rock band Decadence will be playing a concert at the Wevertown Community Center Saturday, Oct. 26 as part of the spaghetti dinner benefit for Kris Harvey, a 1986 graduate of the Johnsburg Central School.

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Bakers Mills church to hold services at Tannery Pond

The Tannery Pond Community Center is many things to many people: meeting place, concert hall, art gallery, theater, chamber of commerce, and now — place of worship.

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Mystery set to thrill North Creek audiences

Members of the Our Town Theatre Group (OTTG) will be performing a mystery thriller this weekend featuring an eccentric actor and a séance in a Connecticut castle during “Postmortem,” a play by Ken Ludwig.

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Indian Lake doctor to launch second book

Writing is good medicine, at least for Dr. Daniel Way, but the jury’s still out on self-publishing.

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Fall festival, jazz at Long Lake Oct. 12

Town officials here are inviting residents and visitors to join them this holiday weekend for a backcountry hike, a Harvest Craft Fair and a night of jazz music.

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Harvest Fest, street fair in North Creek Oct. 12-13

It is time to celebrate the harvest in the Gore Mountain Region as businesses throw one last party at the end of the warm-weather tourist season for Columbus Day weekend.

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Meet the Johnsburg candidates Oct. 22

Voters will be able to meet this year’s candidates for various positions in the town of Johnsburg government during a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Murdies retiring, selling historic store in Minerva

Lee and Gloria Murdie are two of the lucky ones.

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Artists meet public during Tri-Lakes studio tour

The annual Artist at Work Studio Tour, held Sept. 27-29 in the Tri-Lakes region, gives the public a chance to see artists create work in a studio setting, and it gives artists much-needed exposure.

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Mom watches Gibson Brothers win IBMA awards at home

Joined by sister, aunt in Ellenburg for online viewing

For those here in the Gibson Brothers family who couldn’t make it to Raleigh, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 26 to see “the boys” win four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, watching the ceremony on the computer was the next best thing.

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Cuomo to make final Finch land classification decision

Meets with town officials, green group

As reporters waited in the sun for a press conference to begin Thursday, Sept. 26 outside the Gore Mountain Ski Center base lodge, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was meeting inside with local government leaders in a closed-door session to discuss the upcoming classification of newly acquired state land in the Central Adirondacks.

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Johnsburg Planning Board to be downsized

Although members of the Johnsburg Town Board approved cutting two positions from the Johnsburg Planning Board at their Sept. 3 meeting, the downsizing won’t take effect until early 2014.

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Smart growth projects eyed for Adirondack hamlets

Au Sable Forks, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Caroga Lake

Five Adirondack hamlets were chosen to adopt smart growth concepts as part of the state-funded Hamlets 3 project.

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Smart Growth project eyed in Au Sable Forks

Five Adirondack hamlets — including Au Sable Forks — were chosen to adopt smart growth concepts as part of the Hamlets 3 project, and residents are invited to explore these community development ideas and offer their suggestions during a set of workshops Sept. 26-28.

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Indian Lake to host Adirondack Moose Festival

Organizers of the 4th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival heard the call last year — not the call of a wild moose but the call for more outdoors activities during the Sept. 28-29 event.

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Supervisors discouraged, speechless at APA meeting

With 4 minutes left of a two-hour meeting, Adirondack Park Agency (APA) State Lands Committee Chairman Richard Booth crushed local supervisors’ hopes of a wild forest classification for the Essex Chain Lakes in the Central Adirondacks, even though a decision has yet to be made.

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Garnet Hill Lodge film premiered

More than 100 people packed the Tannery Pond Community Center the evening of Friday, Sept. 6 to see the local premiere of “Approaching Normal,” an independent film shot in and around North River.

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Gibson Brothers share songwriting tips at Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival

Between sets on the Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival’s big stage Saturday, Sept. 14, Eric and Leigh Gibson stepped into a garage-like stall of Building 16 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds to give a songwriting workshop.

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Minerva supervisor wins primary

Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey won the Democratic nod during the Tuesday, Sept. 10 primary in a re-election bid.

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Gibson Brothers to headline Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival

Set for Sept. 12-15 at Clinton County Fairgrounds

Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson will return to the 2nd Annual Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival for a Sept. 14 performance.

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Mystery, Romance in 'The River's Tale'

Lost Pond Press Publisher Phil Brown was right.

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Newcomb Sportsmen’s Club celebrates anniversary

Club life has changed dramatically since 1952

Members of the Newcomb Sportsmen’s Club weren’t able to celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2012, so they held a party on Aug. 17 this year at the town beach.

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Newcomb, North Creek to celebrate Teddy Roosevelt

The hamlets of Newcomb and North Creek will be celebrating former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s connection to the region this month with two weekends packed with activities.

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Tahawus moved to Newcomb 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, the National Lead company moved its workforce from the mining village of Tahawus 10 miles away, to the village of Newcomb.

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Gibson Brothers lead IBMA nominations

Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson and their bluegrass band — The Gibson Brothers — topped the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations this year with eight, IBMA officials announced Aug. 14 at their Nashville headquarters.

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Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival sets schedule for 2013

Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

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North Creek bluegrass festival sets lineup for 2013

Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

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Dozens of authors slated for big night at Hoss’s Aug. 13

Adirondack Authors Night celebrates 29th year

The big red-and-white tent behind Hoss’s Country Corner will be jam-packed with authors, artists and musicians Tuesday, Aug. 13 during the 29th Annual Adirondack Authors Night.

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North Creek bluegrass festival to celebrate 10 years

Organizers of the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with 10 bands on Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

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Pearsall to debut new history book in North Creek Aug. 4

Local author Glenn Pearsall will release his newest book — “When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution” — at a presentation and book-signing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Wayne Stock VI to rock North Creek Aug. 3

The day-long music festival Wayne Stock VI will be held noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek.

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Authors, artists to be celebrated in North Creek

The Hudson River Trading Company will host its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 292 Main St. location in North Creek.

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Gibson Brothers, James King share favorite songs at Grey Fox

New mandolin players settling in

Was it coincidence or fate that brought James King and the Gibson Brothers together July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, sharing a stage and possibly a recording this coming winter?

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'Adirondack Paddling' book an inspiring companion for paddlers

Released by ADK, Lost Pond Press

Phil Brown’s a busy guy.

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Cuomo ready for Adirondack Challenge in Indian Lake

The governor’s coming to town, and he’s invited everyone to his party — the first-ever Adirondack Challenge Festival July 20-22.

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North Creek’s Wayne Stock wins national Johnsonville award

North Country Hardship Fund gets $10,000 top prize

A humble couple trying to make the world a better place for North Country residents recently earned top honors in the Johnsonville Best of US contest, pitting unsung heroes against each other to find out who is the best in making America great.

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