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Shaun Kittle

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Halloween events set for Warrensburg region

There’s plenty of spooky, creepy fun to be had in Lake George and Warrensburg this Halloween.

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Plattsburgh League of Women Voters helps inform electorate

League of Women Voters keeps the public informed.

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Final dissolution committee meeting held in Keeseville

Almost 50 people attended the final dissolution study committee public input meeting on Oct. 17.

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The audacity of laughter

Adirondack Bark

From the top of Round Mountain in the Adirondacks, it can be easy to mentally drift away from some of the issues plaguing us on a national level.

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Zombies invade downtown Plattsburgh

Source of zombie outbreak discovered

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New director at Underground Railroad Museum

The location is one of many along the North Star Underground Railroad Museum’s tour of underground railroad sites in Peru and Keeseville.

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Long Lake residents mourn black bear shot by DEC

Colleen Smith is so upset that an environmental conservation officer killed a black bear here that she’s writing a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, requesting an investigation into the incident.

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Keeseville dissolution study wrapping up

The Keeseville dissolution study committee is almost finished.

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The scale of change

Adirondack Outdoors

Nothing in nature remains static for very long, and this time of year the most obvious example of this is the gradual emergence of fall foliage.

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Why we seek nature

It only took 10 minutes for the view to disappear, 10 minutes for the bright autumn leaves decorating Giant Mountain to be enveloped in a cloud of mist.

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Three run for Thurman Town Board seat

Three candidates are hoping to take a vacant seat on the Thurman Town Board. The seat is currently held by Bob Hitchcock, who took over the position for his wife, Rebecca, who died last May. The election is for a one-year term on the board and will be subject to another election in 2013.

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Revitalize Keeseville group is still going strong

It’s now almost one year later, and the Revitalize Keeseville group is still going strong.

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A family legacy honored

A blue spruce planted to honor the Lawrence family at the Elizabethtown Social Center

The tree was planted to honor Elizabeth “Betsy” Lawrence, who died from cancer Feb. 14, 2012, and her family.

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Mohawk art exhibit opens at the Tahawus Lodge

The “Mohawk of the Adirondacks” art exhibit opened Sept. 21 with a prayer.

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Keeseville residents file petition to vote on dissolution

More than 10 percent of Keeseville's electorate signed a petition to put dissolution to a village-wide vote

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Mohawk art exhibit opens at the Tahawus Lodge

Mohawk of the Adirondacks opens at the Tahawus Lodge Center in Au Sable Forks

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ORDA announces two new board members

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has added two new members to its board.

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Defining the line between fact and fiction

Viewpoint

When scientists push for regulations to keep non-native species out of Lake Champlain, they aren’t doing it to intentionally ruin someone’s livlihood—they are doing it to protect one of the region’s largest resources, something we all benefit from.

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Local teachers attend summer program in Colorado

Local teachers attend summer school in Colorado

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First ever Ride for the River to be held Sept. 16

As the East Branch of the Ausable River flows from its source in the Adirondack High Peaks, it courses through rapids, gorges and stretches of wide, flat water on its way to Lake Champlain.

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Making cider the hard way

Everett Orchards is producing the premiere hard cider of the North Country

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Six international students will attend Keene Central School this year

Keene’s new International Student Program begins this school year

For the first time ever, Keene Central School is hosting six international students from six different countries for the entire school year.

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Keeseville mayor speaks out against the village’s proposed dissolution

The time for the Keeseville Village Board to decide the village’s future is drawing near.

Race to raise money for developmental disabilities

The 14th annual Mountain Lake Services Foundation Triathlon will be held Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, competitors will swim, bike and run to raise money for people with developmental disabilities.

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Newcomb Central voters approve about $2M in renovations

Voters in the Newcomb Central School District approved almost $2 million in major renovations to the main building during a special referendum Tuesday, Aug. 21, according to school officials.

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North Country farmers doing okay despite dry summer

Farmers don’t foresee an increase in the price of locally produced food next year

Recent rains have brought relief to local farmers, who are persevering despite the dry summer.

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Restaurant owner happy to call Plattsbugh home

Sawatdee co-owner Supanee Gilbert lived in Thailand, California before moving to North Country

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North Country farmers doing okay despite dry summer

Farmers don’t foresee increase in the price of locally produced food

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High Peaks Hospice thanks its donors

Donors enjoyed the Scragwood house in Willsboro

High Peaks Hospice held a dinner Aug. 12 to thank some of its donors.

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Plattsburgh city school’s budget cuts

School athletics programs suffer from loss of funding

For some, the new Plattsburgh City School District budget is cutting into something deeper than funding.

Plattsburgh city school’s budget cuts

Voter-approved budget cuts axe Odyssey of the Mind program.

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Champlain Area Trails carves a new path in Westport

Volunteers turn out to make hidden quarry trail a reality

An abandoned stone quarry became part of the Champlain Area Trails system on Sunday, July 29.

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Tupperpalooza comes to Tupper Lake

The first-ever Tupperpalooza will take place Aug. 4 and 5. The free event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park and will go until 10 p.m.

Keene residents not happy with assessments

Three residents voiced concerns regarding their property assessments at the Keene town board meeting July 10.

Residents in Ticonderoga question sewer upgrades

Some residents worry that new infrastructure won’t fix old problems.

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Champlain Area Trails carves a new path in Westport

Volunteers turn out to make hidden quarry trail a reality

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Plattsburgh city school’s budget cuts

This story is part one of a three-part series on the Plattsburgh city school district’s budget cuts.

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Third annual ALS golf tournament raises money to find a cure

On Saturday, the ALS Raising Hope Foundation golf tournament drew hundreds to the Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent to raise money to support ALS research.

Inaugural Racing 101 Fan Hub to launch at Saratoga Race Course

The New York Racing Association, Inc. has partnered with America’s Best Racing to bring the inaugural Racing 101 Fan Hub to the Saratoga Springs Race Course.

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Event raises money to fund ALS research

On Saturday, the ALS Raising Hope Foundation golf tournament drew hundreds to the Harmony Golf Club in Port Kent to raise money to support ALS research.

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Blue-green algae is being monitored on Lake Champlain

Blue-green algae blooms have recently caused two beaches to close

It’s slimy, blue green and potentially toxic. And it might be coming to a beach near you.

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Keene residents not happy with assessments

Three residents voiced concerns regarding their property assessments at the Keene town board meeting July 10.

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Voters asked to OK Newcomb Central improvements

Major renovations to Newcomb Central School District’s main building will be put to a vote Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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E-town day brings music and fun

Hundreds turn out for Elizabethtown’s annual celebration

People lined the streets Saturday afternoon, eagerly waiting for the celebration to start.

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Winner crowned at the 21st annual Saratoga Race Course hat contest

More than 150 participants turned out for the 21st annual hat festival at the Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

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Tupper Lake’s Woodsmen’s Days keeps traditions alive

Tupper Lake celebrated its founding lumberjacks during last weekend’s Woodsmen’s Days.

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Body found in Ticonderoga might be St. Andrews

Police believe they have found the body of Jimmy Joe St. Andrews, the suspect in Friday night’s Ticonderoga shooting.

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Local group is putting ideas into action

Vision 2 Action is working toward making Plattsburgh a better place

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Local kayakers ask Plattsburgh to consider downtown whitewater kayak park

An old idea to put a whitewater kayak park in downtown Plattsburgh is starting to make waves.

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