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Citizens welcome idea of bus service from Warrensburg south

Since trolleys stopped operating in Warrensburg many decades ago, Warrensburg has not hosted any form of public transportation. Now, a local entrepreneur has proposed to establish bus service — and area citizens respond with enthusiasm.

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High-speed ‘White Space’ broadband debuts in Thurman

Hundreds of households in rural, mountainous Thurman — sparsely populated and far beyond the reach of cable or FIOS service — have had no broadband access for decades. But now an innovative project to establish a "white-space" broadband broadcast system has connected a dozen homes, with many more likely to be hooked up soon. Those now connected to "white space" report that their new high-speed broadband, with no data caps, is life-changing.

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Warren County leaders endorse marijuana-growing plans

A proposal to establish a facility to grow and process medical marijuana took a step forward as Warren County supervisors embraced the plan with enthusiasm and praise.

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Jack Wax Party’s hometown spirit draws many from afar

An age-old tradition in rural Thurman is enjoyed by many people from near and far — for its socializing, hearty food, and for how it raises money for a vital charity.

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Spring will be seasonally delayed | Notes from the North Woods

Although the arrival of the spring season has come and gone, it appears the winter season will continue to maintain command over the local landscape, with a deep snowpack in the woods, and chilly temperatures in the air.

Certified ombudsmen needed

Certified Ombudsmen are needed in Clinton, Franklin and Essex County.

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Former federal prosecutor recalls fall from grace, redemption in new memoir

Andrew McKenna's memoir “Sheer Madness” is a taut tale of addiction laced with equal parts self-deprecation and acerbic wit.

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From the Hudson to the Kamo and back again

M. Thomas Apple, a Warrensbrug alum and full-time professor of English at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has self-published his debut novel "Approaching Twi-Night" to favorable reviews.

Washington County Fair announces 2015 shows

The May and August shows at the Washington County Fairgrounds continued to grow last year beyond all expectations.

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Thurman Maple Days continue this weekend

If there’s anything North Country maple producers know a lot about, it’s waiting – biding their time for warm, sunny March days, waiting for the sap to flow so they can fire up their evaporators and produce maple syrup — as well as maple sugar, maple cream and candies to fill their sugar-shack shelves.

Bands & Beans fest to rock the house Sunday

What's been called the "mother of all parties" in the southern Adirondacks is set to be held at Roaring Brook Ranch near Lake George Village.

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‘Great Upstate Boat Show’ returns to Qby.’s sports dome next weekend

A boat show that is hosted in a dome for all-weather comfort, is set to open Friday March 27 featuring event discounts, prizes and a wide array of watercraft accessories.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.

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Five shows, one weekend

Local high schools take to the stage this month

The final weekend in March will see theater productions at Newcomb, Warrensburg, Lake George, North Warren and Bolton schools.

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ADK Shakespeare prepares for spring tour

The ADK Shakespeare Company is launching its first spring tour of upstate NY this year with productions of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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