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Lake George Awarded $343k for Sewer Upgrades

The new Lake George grant for $343k is part of long series of projects.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

WCS Program to Close

The Adk program of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Saranac Lake will close at the end of the summer season.  They we one of the leading science groups in the region.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Bike Path Extension Coming to Old Forge

The bike paths in Old Forge will see extensions.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Zinc Mine Reopens North of the Park

The old mine in Gouverneour has reopened and hired some 200 people.

Read the news story here.

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NYS Releases Plan to Fight Algae Blooms

NYS has released a plan to combat algae blooms on Lake George and Lake Champlain.

Read the news about it here.
Read the Lake Champlain plan here.
Read the Lake George plan here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Keene Signs onto Clean Energy Community Program

The program supports communities making progress with grant funding to take next steps like solar PV for municipal needs, LED bulb swaps, and so on.  It saves money and reduces carbon emissions with grant funds - so it is easy to sell.  It is a NYSERDA program you can read about here.

Read the news story here.

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Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Sign Up as Climate Smart Communities

Both Lake Placid and Saranac Lake have signed on to the Climate Smart Communities program.  It is a NYS DEC program you can read about here.

Read the news about Lake Placid here.
Read the news about Saranac Lake here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

NYS to Begin Spraying Program to Control Ticks

Citing the public health issues, NYS will begin spraying some public lands.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Adk Land Trust Buys 600 Acres to Add to Bike Trail System

The land in Wilmington and Jay is adjacent to existing Forest Preserve Wild Forest with a large single track trail system.  The system will expand on to the new lands.

Read the news story here.

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SNC RR Closes, Ending Adirondack Operations

The railroad has removed all the stored tankers, and all of its operating equipment.  It has closed all of its operations.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Lantern Flies Eat Everything, Multiply Fast

Lantern Flies are a new forest and crop pest coming into New York.  They eat almost everything and reproduce very fast.

Read the news story here.

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CATS Acquires a Farm with a Key RR Crossing for Trails

The farm had been in the same family since 1814.  

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ANCA Starts Up Service to Help Boomers Sell Businesses

The Park has lots of small businesses run by boomer age people, soon to retire. The service will help boomers fine buyers or otherwise transfer the business so it keeps operating.

Read the news story here.

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Old Forge Gets its First EV Charging Station

Old Forge now has its first electric vehicle charging station.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Trump Tax Bills Hits Homes

Real estate tax deductions are capped.  Mortgage interest deductions are capped.  It isn't clear how much it will impact the Adirondack market.

Read a summary of the tax bill here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Conservation Land Goes to Private Buyer, not NYS

The 340 acre Mays Pond tract was owned by the Adk Land Trust to be sold to NYS but local government would not approve of the sale.  So it was sold to a private owner.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Lake George Battlefield Will See a New Visitors Center

May 2019 should see the opening of a new visitors center at the LG Battlefield Park

Read the news story here.

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NY21 Congressional District in Top 20 for Outdoor Industry Spend

Outdoor recreation spending by residents in our congressional district (NY21) hits $1.5 billion annually.  This does not include spending by visitors.

Read the news story here.

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Grant Will Complete Lewis Drinking Water Project

The $750k grant will finish a major water system project in Lewis.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.

Woolly Adelgid Fight Steps Up Efforts

The insect is continuing to move north.  Efforts to train people to find it and deal with it are being expanded.

Read the news story here.

Read about the impacted Event here.