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Lemuel Haynes: A Notable New York Native Often Overlooked

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An Often Ignored Figure in Upstate New York History Lemuel Haynes: Soldier, Abolitionist and the First African American Clergyman Ordained in the United States In the hamlet of South Granville, New York near the intersection of NY 149 and Washington County Route 27 stands a white house with dark green shutters. The unassuming structure doesn’t [...]

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Emma Willard: A Pioneer in Women’s Education

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Emma Willard’s Fight for Equal Rights How Emma Willard Helped Improve Education for Women in New York The New York State Legislature did not pass Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 10-point Women’s Equality Act at the end of the 2013 session; can you imagine how Emma Willard, a leader in women’s education would react once the bill [...]

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2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup

Amber Heard in Syrup (Aram Rappaport, 2013)
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Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup at the 2013 LPFF Two Independent Films from this Year’s Festival While I enjoy reporting on figure skating events (obviously), I’m also a huge fan of film, and one of my favorite events of the year is the Lake Placid Film Forum, where it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to [...]

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Historic Animal Abuse Registry Bill Passes in NYS Senate

NYS Animal Abuse Registry Bill. Photo Courtesy of
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NYS Senate Votes in Favor of Animal Rights Registry Designed to Protect all Animals in New York State The New York State Senate made history this week in passing legislation that requires anyone who is convicted of abusing an animal to be registered into a public database and to undergo a mandatory psychiatric evaluation. This [...]

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Hydrofracking Dumping Needs to be Considered in Bargaining Chip

A Demonstration Against Hydrofracking in New York State. Photo Courtesy of DC Bureau.
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Hydrofracking Waste Disposal Adds More to the Controversy Safety Issues With Hydrofracking in New York The moratorium for passing hydrofracking in New York State is in effect until a comprehensive public health and environmental impact assessment be completed by spring 2015; and in the meantime legislation needs to consider wastewater as part of the bargaining [...]

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General Joseph Warren’s Legacy in the Adirondacks

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Warren County Named after American Revolutionary War Hero The Legacy of General Joseph Warren Warren County is the prominent tourist area where people that want to get a feel of the Adirondack State Park visit surrounding towns like Lake George, Diamond Point, Lake Luzerne, Gore Mountain, Queensbury and Glens Falls. An interesting fact that most [...]

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New Outdoor Skywalk Planned for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY
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A Walk on the Wild Side at the Wild Center The Wild Center Plans a Treetop Walk Hinging on state regulatory approval and fundraising efforts, the Wild Center hopes to bring a new attraction called the ‘Treetop walk’ to the public by 2015. Similar in concept to the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped steel structure with glass [...]

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Deep in the Heart of the Berkshires: The Hampton Terrace in Lenox, Mass

Hampton Terrace. Photo Courtesy of Jumping Rocks
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Hampton Terrace: 91 Walker Street in Lenox, Massachusetts A Great Place to Kick Back and Relax in the Berkshires Thinking of venturing to the Berkshires for the weekend? It’s a great place to spend a few days, and right in the heart of the area is a very charming B&B that not only is connected [...]

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Need a Quick Getaway? Why not Visit Inlet?

The sign at Arrowhead Park in Inlet, NY
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Inlet: An Overlooked Treasure in the Adirondacks A Quaint Treasure in Hamilton County There’s a large mosaic in Arrowhead Park of Inlet, NY that reads, “Take nothing but memories. Kill nothing but time. Leave nothing but footprints.” That about sums it up for all of the Adirondacks, but for some of us, there is just [...]

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Controversy Arises Over PETA’s No Kill Policy

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PETA and Allegations of Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Organization Under Scrutiny We’ve all been caught watching TV when a commercial appears asking for a donation against animal cruelty. Images of sad-looking dogs and emaciated cats that flash across the screen are so painful to watch that you are either forced to leave the room or [...]

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