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New Wellness Center Opening in Chester in May 2019

The new Chester facility will open a 1200 sq ft space in the old school where town offices and the library are already located. A $128k grant from the Adk Health Institute will help with costs.  Behavioral and mental health service will be available in addition to fitness.

Read the news story here.

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Bolton Embarking on Recreation Hub Strategy

The town has had help from Chazen Companies to come up with a plan to become a regional recreation hub.  Specific steps are called for in the plan.

Read the news about the plan here.

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$93k in Arts Grants Distributed to 39 Projects

$24k to Clinton County
$40k to Essex County
$13k to Franklin
$17k to Hamilton

More detail on the 39 projects can be found here.

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Number of Births Falling

The birth decline at AMC Saranac Lake is a continuation of a long state-wide trend.

Read the news story here.

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Essex Cty Begins @2.27m Pilot Program for Paid EMS Staff

The small scale program is a test in 4 towns to see how a mixed paid and volunteer staff work together.  The $2.27m is NYS funded.  

Read the news story here.

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ADK Action To Host 3 Winter Road Maintenance Workshops

In April 2019, ADK Action will host three winter road maintenance workshops for Essex, Clinton and Franklin road crews.

Read the announcement here.

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Wilmington Health Center Opens in New Building

The new 3400 sq ft health center on 2 acres cost $1.3m.  It is associated with the Elizabethtown Hospital and the Burlington hospital.

Read the news story here.

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Lake George Schools Plan for Population Decline

A study done for the district suggests another 25% decline in coming years before the school population stabilizes.

Read the news story here.

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91% of Hamilton Cty Lakes Affected by Road Salt

The Adk Water Institute at Paul Smiths has published its 25 year report on Hamilton County Lakes.  It found that 91% of the lakes in the lightly populated county are affected by road salt.  Impacts of acid rain have declined.

Read the news story here.
Download the study report here.

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Community Solar Now Available in the Park

Solar Farms NY is now operating 50 PV farms all over NYS.  The newest farm in Clinton County serves the NYSEG area in the northeast area of the Park.  There is no cost to join, you can exit any time.  Prices are 5% below NYESG.

See this new offering here.

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Cornell Wins $69m Grant for Grape Research

Cornell will be working on genetic research to improve harvests under unstable weather conditions we see now in the State and also work on cold weather grapes.

Read the news story here.

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New UMP for Saranac Lake Wild Forest Will Expend Recreation

The plan has been APA approved and DEC will begin rebuilding and adding to a variety of recreation facilities.  New access for people, boats and canoes, new trails for hikers, bikers, campsites removed/added/changed to comply with current rules and more are included.

Read the news story here.  

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$4m In Federal Research Money Coming to NYS Maple Industry

The USDA grant will pay for research programs to increase production.

Read the announcement here.

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Loggers Racing to Cut Ash Trees

The fight against the Emerald Ash Borer has been lost and loggers are racing to cut the trees before the bugs kill them.  Ash trees deteriorate very fast after they die.

Read the news story here and here.

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APIP Program Maps Invasives

The program hosts the go-to source map showing the most current info on locations of terrestrial and acquatic invasives.

View the map here.

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Climate Change Data Update

Paul Smiths college presents data on ice in/out, tick populations and so on indicating warming in the region.

Read the news stories here and here.

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20 Guest Suites to Open in Saranac Lake

the 20 suites will be operated by the Hotel Saranac, next door.  They are in a building that Paul Smiths College built years ago then left unoccupied since 2012.

Read the news story here.

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Number of Zombie Homes in Tupper Drops from 30 to 5

The Abandoned Property Neighborhood Act of 2016 has had an impact on Park housing.  The number of zombie homes in Tupper Lake has dropped from 30 to 5.  This is a complex topic and the referenced article is excellent.

Read the new article here.

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NYS to Invest $80m in ORDA facilities

Another $80m is heading to Lake Placid to help with renovations and updates of various ORDA facilities and locations.

Read the news story here.

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Adk Land Trust Buys 250 Acres in Minerva and North Creek

Moxham Mountain, the 250 acres parcel, will be transferred to the State.

Read the news story here.

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