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What's New In the Adirondacks

October 2015 Archives

Are you ready for ski season yet? Gore Mountain is! The family-friendly ski resort in North Creek recently announced several new improvements that skiers and snowboarders can look forward to when the mountain opens for the year.

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Sugar maples are one of the most important types of trees in the eastern United States and Canada on account of many factors, including their central role in the multi-billion dollar syrup industry. 

A recent study conducted by scientists from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), though, suggests that in the Adirondacks these trees are experiencing a significant and startling decline.

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Get your fill of tricks and treats at these five events taking place throughout the Adirondacks!

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Three months ago, Paul Smith's College announced that it would become Joan Weill-Paul Smith's College in exchange for a $20 million gift from the Weill family. The re-branding was contingent on a New York State Supreme Court decision about whether or not the change would be allowed by the college's charter, though. 

Earlier this month, the court issued its ruling and the school's name will remain the same, but the Weill family's donation will not be made.

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St. Mary's School, an educational institution in Ticonderoga, experienced a devastating fire on September 5, 2014. After a year of hard work and community support, the school has been completely rebuilt, and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will be honoring the occasion with a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, and Community Open House on Thursday, October 29!

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Have you ever spotted a moose in the Adirondacks? If you see one in the future, the Department of Environmental Conservation wants to know about it as part of its moose study!

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Photo Credit: Rhys Templar
Want to have a great weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Social media is quite possibly one of the greatest gifts and curses of this day and age. One hiker found that out the hard way last week after photos he posted on Facebook of a keg party on the summit of Phelps Mountain resulted in his being ticketed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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It's that time of year when New York's bat population begins its seven-month-long hibernation. Although adventurers may be tempted to explore caves and mine sites where bats could be hibernating, the DEC recently issued a statement urging otherwise.

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Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo
Lots of companies have been busy in the Adirondacks during the past few weeks! Check out these six headlines about businesses that have been opening, expanding, and relocating.

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Fire towers played a significant role in Adirondack history, and many groups have dedicated themselves to restoring these relics. The recent rehabilitation of an 87-year-old tower is just one example of the work that is being done to preserve the vintage structures for future generations.

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Spruce Mountain Tower, photo provided by NYS DEC
This summer, the DEC opened nearly 20 miles of roads in the Essex Chain Lakes Complex to bicyclists. If you haven't gotten a chance to pedal the roads for yourself, there's no better time than this fall!

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Looking for weekend plans? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Photo: Trish Hennessy via Adirondack.net Facebook Page
Over the summer, Iowa Pacific Holdings - owner of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway - announced its plan to store hundreds of decommissioned oil tanker cars on unused sections of track within the Adirondack Park. Much to the relief of environmentalists and those who live near the targeted tracks, it was recently reported that the company is currently exploring alternative uses for the rail lines that don't involve tanker storage.

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Are you looking for something fun to do this Halloween? The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership and Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting two days of tricks and treats that you won't want to miss!

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A serious car crash two weeks ago threatened Adirondack Shakespeare Company's fall season, but after some casting and scheduling adjustments, the troupe has moved forward with performances of Hamlet and The Winter's Tale.

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The 23rd Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show in August has long since ended, but the region will be able to re-live the event during an upcoming episode of Cruisin New England with Paul Mennett!

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Pictured Emma Jean Okusky (Car Show Chairperson), Matthew Courtright (TACC Executive Director), and Paul Mennett (Cruisin' New England TV Show Host) along with the Director & Producer of the hit TV Show Cruisin' New England.
Want to have a great weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!

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Wild Walk, the one-of-a-kind attraction at Tupper Lake's Wild Center, has drawn more than 100,000 visitors in two months, and will be receiving a prestigious architecture award later this month.

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Photo provided by The Wild Center