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What's New In the Adirondacks

Over the years, many planes have crashed down in the Adirondacks, but a lot of the crash sites are remote, undocumented, or a mystery. To tell their stories, one forest ranger is investigating and documenting plane crash sites throughout the Adirondacks.

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If you live in a rural area of the Adirondacks, you have likely experienced the frustration of having little or even no internet connection

Thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New NY Broadband initiative program, internet access in the Adirondacks is expected to increase substantially by the end of 2018.

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The Town of Minerva has been attempting to rid their prized lake of the invasive plant species milfoil for the past decade with little success. This year, the removal method is being switched up for something new.

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Photo credit: Aurelia Straub  
By now you've probably heard about the decision to replace 34 miles of state-owned railroad track between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid with a recreational trail, but are you confused by all the different groups involved in the debate? To help you make sense of the ongoing controversy, we've outlined the key players on both sides of the track

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Planning on camping this Memorial Day weekend? Make sure you know all the regulations regarding the transportation of firewood.


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Emerald ash borer in wood, photo provided by DEC  
Looking for things to do this Memorial Day weekend? Our list of the top 12 events happening in and around the Adirondacks includes parades and ceremonies to honor our fallen soldiers, local Memorial Day events, and more.

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Photo provided by Fort Ticonderoga
The Adirondack Museum, located in beautiful Blue Mountain Lake, is about to enter its 59th season! When the museum opens its doors on May 20, it promises a season full of more exhibits and fun events for anyone interested in the Adirondacks.

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Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Museum
Earlier this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) all approve of the controversial plan to remove 34 miles of railroad track between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake and build a multi-use trail in its place. Mere hours after the announcement of state support, a lawsuit that has been filed against the plan was publicized

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Rowers can rejoice - the Village of Champlain's summer rowing program on the Great Chazy River is set to resume next month.

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Back in 2012, Plattsburgh's paved, multi-use Saranac River Trail opened and increased accessibility throughout the city for walkers and bicyclists. Now, the city of Plattsburgh is ready to move forward with the next stage of the trail's development, which will ultimately double its length!

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Photo courtesy of Friends of Saranac River Trail