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WIll Cuomo's Adirondack Challenge be in North Creek?

Cuomo took rafting trip down Hudson River in 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday, Jan. 9 proposed launching the Adirondack Challenge, a national whitewater rafting competition in the North Country, during his annual State of the State address.

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Cuomo proposes national whitewater rafting challenge in North Country

Location, date and details still unknown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday, Jan. 9 proposed launching the Adirondack Challenge, a national whitewater rafting competition in the North Country, during his annual State of the State address.

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NY funds to boost First Wilderness Heritage Corridor projects

Projects along the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor — from Saratoga Springs to North Creek — will get a financial boost this year after receiving a grant from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

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Adirondack Council proposes new Wild Rivers Wilderness Area

Located in towns of Minerva, Newcomb, Indian Lake

New York state is poised to acquire thousands of acres of forestry land in the Adirondacks over the next several years, and environmental groups are already lining up to influence the Adirondack Park Agency’s Forest Preserve classification process.

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Gore opens Ski Bowl for season

Hudson Chair opens Dec. 28

The Gore Mountain ski center opened the Ski Bowl Park’s tubing run for the season on Dec. 21 and the Village Slopes for skiing and snowboarding on Dec. 26. But not everything at Gore this past week went as planned.

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North Creek Ski Bowl Tubing Park opens Dec. 21

The North Creek Ski Bowl Tubing Park, operated by the Gore Mountain ski center, will open for the season this weekend.

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Seven Sisters celebrates one-year anniversary

Nancy Dunn will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of her shop — Seven Sisters Artisan Gifts — this week. And, so far, business in North Creek has been good.

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Warren County occupancy tax explained

Funds available for tourism-related projects

With various groups in the town of Johnsburg competing for tourism-project funding through the Warren County occupancy tax program in 2013, many here want to know: What is the occupancy tax, and how does the funding work?

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Judge favors Wevertown Fire Company over spat

The currently defunct Wevertown Volunteer Fire Company will be able to sell off equipment to pay bills, according to a Nov. 19 decision by state Supreme Court Justice Robert Muller filed with the Warren County Clerk.

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North Creek business group hopes to grow shuttle

North Creek Business Alliance officials were lobbying hard this past week to keep their free shuttle service alive for another year in 2013, going on the offensive in order to persuade town officials to grant them more funding through the Warren County occupancy tax program.

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Outreach Center looking for toy drive help in North Creek

The Adirondack Community Outreach Center (ACOC) is once again asking town of Johnsburg residents to help their neighbors in need with Christmas presents this year.

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Johnsburg Food Pantry readies for Christmas baskets

Adirondack Community Outreach Center (ACOC) volunteers are getting ready for their annual Christmas food basket drive, and they are receiving some much-needed help from the community for a variety of their programs.

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Justin Gonyo a fourth generation railroad man

Saratoga & North Creek railway hires local for general superintendent

Justin Gonyo is carrying on a family tradition. He’s a railroad man.

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Freight to roll down North Creek tracks soon

Saratoga & North Creek Railway connected to Tahawus mine

Freight trains should be rolling along the Saratoga & North Creek (SNC) Railway tracks within the next two months, according to railroad officials.

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Lights On fest begins Friday in North Creek

Santa Claus arrives Dec. 1 at firehouse, parade

It’s time once again for the month-long Lights On holiday celebration, which begins Friday, Nov. 30.

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Johnsburg Central School invites parents to Technology Night

Learn about school’s computer programs

Johnsburg Central School Principal Nadeen Kearney is inviting parents of local students to attend a special event to learn about the computer programs their children are using.

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Gore Mountain opens for the season

The Gore Mountain ski center opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 23 with one lift and five groomed trails.

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Lights On celebration kicks off in North Creek Nov. 30

The month-long Lights On holiday celebration kicks off in one week, and organizers are making last-minute preparations to make sure this year’s event is one to remember.

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway adjusts Snow Train schedule

Saratoga & North Creek Railway officials recently announced their schedule for the 2013 Snow Train, offering more trips than the previous season but cutting the amount of stay time in North Creek for skiers.

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Johnsburg justice retires early

Town Board to find replacement, hire assessor soon

The town of Johnsburg justice is retiring at the end of November, more than three years before his term ends, leaving the Town Board to find a replacement.

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Gore Mountain ski center to open Friday

The Gore Mountain ski center is expected to open for the 2012-13 season Friday, Nov. 23, according to General Manager Mike Pratt.

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North Creek's Lights On parade needs participants

Organizers for the annual “Lights On” holiday celebration are looking for residents throughout the Upper Hudson Valley/Gore Mountain Region to participate in the gala parade down Main Street, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Tannery Pond to celebrate volunteerism with swing band concert

Celebrate the gift of giving on Nov. 16-17

The Tannery Pond Community Center will honor its volunteers with a “Celebrate the Gift of Giving” weekend Nov. 16-17 featuring the “hard-charging and powerful” swing sounds of Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra.

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Benefit set for Bakers Mills family that lost home to fire

J&J Foxx Lair offers space for Nov. 11 event

It’s fitting that the J&J Foxx Lair Tavern hold a fundraiser for Bruce and Amy Cleveland, who lost their home to a fire Saturday, Oct. 27. J&J’s bar manager, Joelene Slater, was the one who found the fire and called 911.

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Bevilacqua wins Harrietstown supervisor race

Bob Bevilacqua (R) won the election for Harrietstown town supervisor against Tom Catillaz (D) Tuesday, Nov. 6 with an unofficial vote of 1,105-819, according to election officials at the Town Hall.

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Gore Mountain begins making snow

Several improvements in place for new ski season

Temperatures dropped into the teens the night of Monday, Nov. 5, and that was plenty cold to make snow at the Gore Mountain ski center. So they did.

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Video, audio of Harrietstown supervisor debate now available

Bob Bevilacqua, Tom Catillaz talk about the issues

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

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Audio of Harrietstown supervisor debate now available

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

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Harrietstown supervisor candidates finally debate the issues

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

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Railroads to develop Pullman service

Travel from New York City to Lake Placid

Within several years, operators of a tourist excursion train here hope to see high-end visitors from New York City traveling to the Olympic village the old-fashioned way: on a restored Pullman sleeping car.

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Nashville in North Creek this weekend at the Copperfield Inn

When Jennifer Gadway’s not tending bar at Trappers Tavern at the Copperfield Inn, she’s working on her music career with fellow Decadence bandmate Katy Cole.

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Harrietstown supervisor candidates ready for election

Extraordinary election could be replayed in 2013

Warnings of impending doom as Hurricane Sandy roared into the Northeast Oct. 29 prompted the cancellation of a second debate between the two candidates for Harrietstown supervisor.

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Oct. 29 Harrietstown supervisor debate canceled

Hurricane Sandy warnings prompt action

Warnings about high winds generated from Hurricane Sandy have prompted organizers to cancel the Oct. 29 Harrietstown supervisor debate between Bob Bevilacqua and Tom Catillaz.

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North Creek baker competes on Jeopardy

Sarah Williams of Cafe Sarah on game show

Packed around a gigantic television screen at Basil & Wick’s restaurant, Sarah Williams, her family and friends heard the words they’ve been waiting to hear for nine months.

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Iowa Pacific, Adirondack Railroad to develop Pullman service from New York City to Lake Placid

Within several years, operators of a tourist excursion train here hope to see high-end visitors from New York City traveling to the Olympic village the old-fashioned way: on a restored Pullman sleeping car.

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Halloween events set for North Creek region

There will be several Halloween-themed events in the region this week for children and adults, including a train excursion from Saratoga Springs.

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Judge signs restraining order for rafting company in North Creek

A state Supreme Court judge Friday, Oct. 19 officially prohibited the Hudson River Rafting Company and its owner, Patrick Cunningham of North Creek, from operating a rafting business until charges from the state attorney general have been addressed.

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Catillaz jumps back into Harrietstown supervisor race

Debate with Bevilacqua set for Oct. 29 at Town Hall

Ten days after Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz (D) suspended active campaigning in the town of Harrietstown supervisor race, he jumped back into the ring.

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Kate Nightingale running unopposed in Johnsburg

There is only one town position on the ballot this fall for municipalities in the News Enterprise readership, according to county boards of elections.

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Court shuts down Hudson River Rafting Company operations

Attorney general made request after recent rafting death

A state Supreme Court judge Thursday, Oct. 11 issued a temporary restraining order against the Hudson River Rafting Company exactly two weeks after a woman died during one of the company’s rafting trips.

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Harrietstown candidates debate business park future

Town Board defends work

While Harriestown supervisor candidates debate the future of the business park in Lake Clear, town officials are defending the work they’ve accomplished at the site since it was established in the 1990s.

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Catillaz suspends active campaign for Harrietstown supervisor

Oct. 16 debate cancelled

Campaign officials for Tom Catillaz (D) Oct. 9 announced that he is suspending his active campaign indefinitely for the Harrietstown supervisor race and cancelling the Oct. 16 debate.

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Adirondack Museum director reflects on first year

David Kahn’s first year as the Adirondack Museum’s executive director went “very fast."

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Bakers Mills barn sale to benefit mission to Costa Rica

A family here will be holding a barn sale this weekend to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica.

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Town, village at odds over Trudeau annexation process

Harrietstown Town Board members Thursday, Sept. 27 waited for Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott to show up at their regular meeting and ask questions about annexing Trudeau Institute into the village, but he never showed up.

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North Creek packed with activities this weekend

Thousands of people are expected to visit the Gore Mountain region this Columbus Day weekend as they celebrate the traditional end of the summer travel season and take in some leaf-peeking trips along the back roads.

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Harrietstown board approves winter farmers’ market at Town Hall

Members of the Harrietstown Town Board Thursday, Sept. 27 approved the creation of a winter farmers’ market at the Town Hall.

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Local artists open their studios to the public this weekend

Artist at Work Studio Tour set for Sept. 28-30

If you’re looking for local artists this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll find them in their studios, waiting for you to stop by.

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Tickets on sale now for Nashville in North Creek

Members of a local band are organizing what they hope to be an annual celebration of music in November called “Nashville in North Creek,” and tickets are now on sale.

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Moose-calling contest draws crowd to Indian Lake

About 800 adult moose living in the Adirondacks, and the number grows every year, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologists.

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