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Entries from February 23rd, 2006

Plattsburgh Hotels and Businesses Aid Drug Task Force

February 23rd, 2006 · No Comments · News

Local News WCAX started a two-part series last night called The Dark Highway. Much like any place near a border, the North Country has its share of issues with smuggling and drugs. Add the Northway, which links Montreal with NYC and points south, and it’s natural that this would be the case. (Remember the days before the Northway?) Oddly enough, this sort of transportation of goods and services (legal+illegal) has been an integral part of the history in our region since Sam Champlain came through. What is most interesting is the plight of a city like Plattsburgh, located just south of the border and right on I-87.

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Brooklyn Bird Club Tours the Adirondacks

February 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

An excellent birding report from The City Birder about the Brooklyn Bird Club’s recent trip to the Adirondack region. This was quite the journey, especially during the month of January. Here’s their itinerary:

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Eagle Bay Makes Top 50 List

February 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

Actually, the list of 50 All-Star Family Camps. Not exactly sure what the eligibility criteria for consideration might be, but at a minimum they are all ACA accredited campgrounds. This mostly means that they have been vetted on “26 health and safety standards and are usually handicapped-accessible”. None on the list are cheap, so any third-party endorsement really helps take some of the risk out of the equation. Not really what I’d normally look for, but the more I looked, the more appealing it becomes.

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