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Andy Flynn

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APA hearings end on former Finch land

Many favor Wilderness classification at NYC hearing

Adirondack Park Agency (APA) staffers July 2 wrapped up their final state land classification public hearings for the former Finch, Pruyn paper company lands in the towns of Minerva, Indian Lake and Newcomb.

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Gibson Brothers hire new mandolin player

Band returns to NY July 19 for Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

The North Country’s own Gibson Brothers bluegrass band will return to New York state for performances July 19 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival with a new mandolin player.

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Ranches, Rodeos, Wranglers event set in Lake Luzerne

Two Warren County cowgirls — one from Lake Luzerne and one from Stony Creek — will spend part of their summer this year documenting the rich history of dude ranches in Warren County.

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Work continues on Dean Farm trail in Stony Creek

Town employees recently began their second season of construction on the 1.3-mile wheelchair-accessible trail at the Dean Homestead Museum.

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State of emergency declared in Johnsburg, flooding closes roads

Town of Johnsburg Supervisor Ron Vanselow declared a state of emergency this morning as heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures throughout the town.

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Senate confirms appointments for APA, ORDA

Thomas, Broderick, Flacke appointed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced the New York Senate’s confirmation of his appointments to a number of state agencies and authorities, including the Adirondack Park Agency and Olympic Regional Development Authority.

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Central Adirondack graduation ceremonies planned this weekend

School officials in the region have made final plans for their upcoming graduation ceremonies in the Central Adirondack region.

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North Creek streetscape update coming soon

Early this summer, the LA Group will be updating residents in the town of Johnsburg about the upcoming streetscape improvement project.

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Voters approve Minerva, Newcomb school budgets

Voters Tuesday, June 18 approved the Minerva and Newcomb school budgets four weeks after they denied spending plans that exceeded the state’s mandated tax cap.

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Newcomb, Minerva head to polls again

Voters head back to the polls Tuesday, June 18 to decide the fate of the Newcomb and Minerva school budgets, which failed to pass the first time on May 21. If the budgets don’t pass, the school boards will be required to adopt contingency budgets, which would mean even more cuts.

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Indian Lake custodian arrested for allegedly raping student

New York State Police recently arrested an Indian Lake Central School custodian for allegedly raping a student at the school during his evening shift.

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APA hearings begin on former Finch land

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) began a series of public hearings this week to collect comments for state land classification alternatives for former Finch Pruyn lands in the Central Adirondacks.

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NY comptroller audits Bolton Central School

Budget process scrutinized

The New York State Comptroller’s Office recently issued an audit for the Bolton Central School District that was critical of its budgeting process.

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Work continues on Cuomo's Adirondack Challenge

Volunteers needed for Indian Lake event

Tourism officials in Hamilton County last week began preparing for the July 21 Adirondack Challenge whitewater races and festival.

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Newcomb, Minerva work on cutting budgets

The Newcomb and Minerva school districts are sharing more than sports teams this spring; they’re sharing the pain caused by defeated school budgets.

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True North school districts meet, discuss shared services

Superintendents and board members of the five True North school districts recently met to discuss sharing services to keep costs and taxes down while maintaining scholastic standards for local children.

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Voters decline Newcomb, Minerva school budgets

Other local budgets pass

Members of the five True North school districts had mixed results during the May 21 budget vote.

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Gibson Brothers begin new tour with guests on mandolin

The Gibson Brothers are maintaining world-class caliber performances this spring while promoting their newest album thanks to a succession of professional guests on the mandolin.

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Central Adirondack school voters head to polls May 21

Voters in the five True North school districts will be heading to the polls Tuesday, May 21 to choose school board candidates and decide whether to approve their 2013-14 budgets.

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True North schools to hold budget hearings

In preparation of the annual school budget vote on May 21, school officials in the True North districts are set to hold public hearings on their spending plans on May 13 and 14.

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NY Comptroller audits town of Johnsburg

Lists ways to improve management, online banking

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office recently filed an audit for the town of Johnsburg and made several recommendations regarding management oversight and online banking.

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APA details classification alternatives for former Finch lands

The Adirondack Park Agency Board met May 9 at APA headquarters and discussed alternatives to classify the state’s newly acquired land formerly owned by the Finch, Pruyn paper company.

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North Country Niche now open in North Creek

Steve Studnicky has moved into Kim’s Closet, changed the name and expanded to offer a full consignment shop at 282 Main St. on the second floor of Izzy’s Market.

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Hudson River Whitewater Derby this weekend

Adirondack Adventure Festival also set

It’s time to celebrate the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby and 4th Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival May 3-5.

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I Love NY launches Adirondack Challenge webpage

Empire State Development officials this week launched a webpage for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge whitewater rafting event on the I Love NY website.

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Dan Berggren releases new CD, 'Tongues in Trees'

Writing an objective review of Dan Berggren’s new CD — “Tongues in Trees” — is impossible for me. I’m too close to the situation.

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Dinner with Carol Gregson, author of the new memoir, ‘Wet Socks’

On the menu was stroganoff, fried asparagus, salad, sweet knots, rice for the rice people, and noodles for the noodle people. Dessert was lemon pie.

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School board candidates looking for votes on May 21

No school districts in the News Enterprise readership will have a contested race for the school board elections on Tuesday, May 21. However, there are some longtime board members who have decided not to run this year, particularly in Minerva and Long Lake.

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Indian Lake may host governor’s whitewater challenge

Event tentatively set for July

With the Adirondack whitewater rafting season gaining momentum and the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby on tap for May 4-5, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may soon be making a long-awaited announcement about the Adirondack Challenge. And it looks as though the governor is considering the town of Indian Lake as the headquarters for the Challenge, according to a tentative schedule acquired by the News Enterprise.

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Orange will field an experienced team in 2013

Long Lake Central School teacher David Olbert returns to coach the Orange varsity baseball team this year in the hope of winning the division again and improving on the team’s 9-4 record.

Lady Jaguars return seven this season

Johnsburg Central School teacher Phil Goodman returns for his 16th year as the coach of the Lady Jaguars varsity softball team.

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Jaguars face a rebuilding year in baseball

After losing longtime varsity baseball coach Tim Leach at the end of the 2012 season, Johnsburg Jaguar fans are putting their faith in first-time coach Ryan Carpenter, who took over Leach’s teaching job at the beginning of the school year.

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Lady Orange return a veteran squad this season

One of the newest members of the Indian Lake-Long Lake varsity softball team will be the coach, Long Lake Town Highway Superintendent Chip Farr.

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Wintery spring delays start for lady Mountaineers

Like most Adirondack high school ball teams, the wintry spring weather has been a real hardship for Coach Bruce McGinn and his Minerva-Newcomb varsity softball team.

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Mountaineers lack experience this baseball season

At first glance, a 16-player roster for the Minerva-Newcomb varsity baseball team sounds impressive, but veteran Coach Ed LaCourse is faced with several challenges this season that could prevent the team from beating its 6-4 record last season.

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Gore Mountain open one more weekend

Operators of the Gore Mountain ski center expect to open for at least one more weekend as the lingering winter weather has kept spring skiing an option for residents and visitors.

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Tony Jordan running for Washington County district attorney

Would resign as Johnsburg attorney if elected

As Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R-Jackson) looks to trade in his Capitol seat in Albany for the district attorney’s chair in Washington County, this North Creek native says the decision was bittersweet because he would have to leave private practice.

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Newcomb fights Albany with video to get State Route 28N fixed

When Adventure Cycling picked the route for 52-year-old Mark Mansell to take his cross-country bicycle trip through the Adirondack Park in August 2012, the company sent him along State Route 28N, through the towns of Long Lake and Newcomb.

Rough road video a winner

Town of Newcomb officials are cautiously optimistic that their attempt to shame New York state into fixing Route 28N earlier than planned has succeeded in getting the Department of Transportation’s attention.

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Tannery Pond to start 2013 series with trio

The Tannery Pond Community Center officials this past week released their performance schedule for 2013, which starts with a concert by the Parnas/Adragna Trio at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

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APA helps Indian Lake with grocery study

Agency looks to help other Adirondack communities

Adirondack Park Agency staff recently completed a marketing study that could help the town of Indian Lake attract a grocery store chain.

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Gore Mountain Restaurant Races results released

Skiers from around the region competed

Officials from the Gore Mountain ski center recently released the results of the annual Restaurant Races, held Jan. 28. In all, there were 55 skiers who participated, representing five teams.

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Basketball teams play quarterfinal games today

Three local basketball teams will be playing in the Class D quarterfinal playoffs Friday, Feb. 22 for Section VII.

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North Creek, Long Lake Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts busy with projects

Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts continue to help out their communities and have fun while building character and learning how to become responsible members of American society.

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Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy promotes upcoming Adirondack Whitewater Challenge on Hudson River

The Associated Press reported Feb. 13 that New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy challenged mayors at the New York Conference of Mayors in Albany this week to take part in the governor's upcoming Whitewater Challenge, which has yet to be scheduled.

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The Exchange at North Creek closes its doors

Less than nine months after Iowa Pacific Holdings opened The Exchange at North Creek retail outlet here on Main Street, the store has closed.

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Salamon replaces Hamilton at Gore Mt. Chamber

While Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce Director Pat Hamilton heads into retirement — again — her replacement is settling into the office space at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Town of Johnsburg seeks to fill board vacancies

Johnsburg Town Board members are looking for residents to volunteer for the town Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Assessment Review.

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Mixed grades for town, school compliance with Open Meetings Law amendment

Meeting packets must be placed online

In last week’s editorial, we wrote about the state’s newest Open Meetings Law amendment and how many of the region’s towns, schools and other public bodies have fallen short with compliance.

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Video contest challenges Indian Lake students

Middle, high schoolers asked to make promotional video of town

The newly formed Indian Lake Community Development Corporation is challenging middle and high school students with a video contest that will be used to market the town to visitors and people who are looking to relocate to the Adirondack Park.

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