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3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open in Keene

The three new public EV charging stations will soon be joined by several more at Marcy Field hiker parking.

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NYS Legislature Accepts Land Purchase for Land Bank

The new 250 acre Land Bank for various utility projects now becomes usable.  It was passed by voters, but NYS has to buy more than 1200 acres to get the Legislature to approve activating the Land Bank.

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51,000 Acre Easement Sold

51,000 acres of working forest has changed owners.  It is in the northweat area of the Park.  It will remain a working forest with various development restrictions.

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Essex Cty Bed Tax to Increase

NYS approved the increase of the bed tax to improve tourism marketing and help towns build tourism services.

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Essex Cty Wins NYS Approval for Paid County-Wide EMS

Essex County will be allowed to assess new taxes to pay for a county-wide emergency medical service.  It will begin in towns where emergency calls are most frequently not getting any response.

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Bolton Passes Septic Inspection Law

The town (on Lake George) will now require septic inspections when a property is sold before a closing.

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29 Shorter Peaks to Become the 29er Set

With a goal is to draw people away from the high peaks, a hiking group has come up with a list of 29 lesser peaks to engage hikers.

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They have a website here.

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Old Garage in Whallonsburg to Become Maker Space

The Whitcomb Garage, across from the Grange, is being renovated into a maker space.

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Hudson Headwaters to Open New Clinic in Ticonderoga

The new primary care clinic will move into a new 10,000 sq ft facility in part of the old hospital in town which is now part of the UVM Health Network.  A $5.6m grant will pay for the construction.  

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2018 Census Shows Continuing Declines

Population declines across all of northern New York continue.

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Old Forge Bike Trails Add Phase 2

Phase 2 of a project to bring more bike trails to Old Forge is underway.  It is being done by the town and the school system.

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Newcomb Launches an App for Tourists

Newcomb has launched an app to help tourists find what everything needed in Newcomb.

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Saranac Lake Begins 2yr, $4m Sewer Upgrades

Saranac Lake has begun a group of sewer projects that will take 2 years and $4m.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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