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State announces grants for business development around former Finch land

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $500,000 in grants will be awarded to communities in the Adirondacks to enhance business development and access to the State’s newly-acquired former Finch, Pruyn & Co. lands.

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An interesting week in the Adirondacks | Notes from the North Woods

It has been an interesting week in the Adirondacks, and fortunately, I spent a fair portion of it in camp.

His Indian name was Tenderfoot | Outdoor Tales

An old dirt road once snaked its way through the woodland between North Hudson and Keene, unrolling through the Adirondack forest like a crooked streambed.

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Bulwagga Bay restoration work at completion

Thanks to grant funding of approximately $300,000 and for $500,000, Moriah in now at the final stages of reclaiming the lake shore and making improvements to the town-owned campground and beach.

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DEC conducts local rescue operations

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide.

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November is here! | Notes from the North Woods

The month of November has finally arrived on the wall calendar. I should have seen it coming, but I prefer not to spend much time gauging the time.

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Large-scale fishing tourney planned for Lake George

Following the successful debut this last summer of several new events in Lake George Village, the King George Fishing Derby is scheduled to be held in July 2015 — and feature a wide variety of family activities as well as a fishing competition.

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Plan to upgrade L. G.’s historic Diamond Island endorsed

A historic lake George Island, now overrun by invasive plants and abused by some campers, may soon have its natural beauty restored.

The hunt begins | Notes from the North Woods

Although the Adirondack woodlands remain primarily brown and damp, the Big Game Hunting Season is now in full swing.

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Volunteers visit to aid Champlain Area Trails with trail work

Thirteen members of the American Hiking Society spent a “volunteer vacation” week from Oct. 5-11 sprucing up local hiking trails with Champlain Area Trails (CATS).

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Off to the woods | Notes from the North Woods

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived” Henry David Thoreau

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Dam Nation movie | Conservation Conversations

A few months ago I wrote about the impact that dams have on fish migration.

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DEC seeks public help for Moose sightings

The DEC Region 5 Wildlife staff are seeking assistance from the public to locate moose for a moose population study.

Youth ski aps now available

The Ticonderoga Youth Ski Program applications are available at the Ticonderoga School’s office, St. Mary’s School Office, and the Town Clerk’s office.

Lost in a change of seasons | Notes from the North Woods

The recent Columbus Day holiday weekend certainly brought out the crowds, as hikers too to the trails, and paddlers packed the ponds.