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E-bikes Banned from Forest Preserve

NYS has passed a law banning e-bikes from the Forest Preserve.

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NYPS to Build Power Storage Facility

It will use batteries and stores 20 megawatts/hour.  It will be in Chateaugayand cost $30 million.

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Eckford Chain Begins Septic Initiative

The Eckford Chain, including Blue Mtn Lake, has begun a septic system pumping and inspection system.

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Pendragon is the Big Winner of SLK DRI Grants

Pendragon Theater won $2.5 million toward moving into a new space in town.  Other projects shared $7m more.

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Upper Saranac Lake Wins $68k to Develop Invasives Plan

Like many other lakes, a plan in place helps get grant funding to address invasives.

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Biomass Energy Plant in Lewis Cty Closed

The plant was shut down a while ago but now it is closed and the equipment will be dismantled and sold.  It was not competitive with natural gas.

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Brew Pub Opens in Bloomington

The region has yet another brew pub opening, this time in Bloomington.

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Olympic Arena to See $100m Renovation

The Lake Placid Olympic Area will see a $100 million renovation.

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Underground RR Gets More Property

The underground railroad in the region supported escaping slaves.  The museum now has more space.

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Spotted Lantern Fly in 8 NYS Counties

The aggressive insect has now been found in 8 counties. 

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Rt73 Parking Control Attempts to Limit Crowds

From Chapel Pond to Keene Valley, parking along Rt 73 has been banned.  The parking tickets are $250.

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2400 Acre Easement Protects Boquet Watershed

The Adk Land Trust purchased an easement on 2400 acres of land.  Called Eagle Mtn Preserve, apparently it had been heavily logged.  Trails will be established in the future.

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Lake George Committs to a New Sewage Plant

The existing plant has been a problem for a long time.  The community has finally committed to a replacement.

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ASRA Wins $175k toStudy Mirror Lake Salt Problems

The research will focus on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.  It's been badlly impacted by road salt.

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Front Country Stewards Popping Up at Rt 73 Trailheads

This summer, 2019, front country stewards are showing up at trailheads all along the Rt 73 corridor.  It's a new program timed to help with parking changes.

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Tahawus to See $1m Invested for Tourism

New parking, restoration of the old blast furnace, work to turn Masden House into a visitors center, signage around the old mine, etc.  All this will happen with spending $1m raised by the Open Space institute.  The idea to to draw people to the southern approach to the High Peaks.


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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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