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Oh!Betty IPA makes the tap

Plattsburgh Brewing Company releases Oh!Betty’s, a new award-winning brew. The IPA's namesake is the band Oh!Betty, winner of the company's 2014 music battle.

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Black smoke and orange flame | Conservation Conversations

Over 80 Fire fighters from both the United States and Canada trained for crude oil fires involving railroads at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo Colorado recently.

Opening day for trout and April Fools | Notes from the North Woods

Researchers finally confirmed what most children already knew, which is the fact that outdoor recreation provides a variety of important benefits beyond the obvious fun and games.

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Indie outfit Whispering Tree ready one-off North Country gig

This weekend's concert by indie folk duo the Whispering Tree will be a stripped down intimate affair, says the band. "I hope people will walk away feeling moved in some way.”

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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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‘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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Maple weekend events, participating locations announced

Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend, which will be celebrating its 20th year in 2015.

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Adirondacks to celebrate upcoming Maple Weekend

Adirondack maple producers and businesses invite all to celebrate spring’s sweetest product with special events, tours and tastings during Maple Weekend, March 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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Learning my lesson | Notes from the North Woods

Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.

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Armchair angling | Conservation Conversations

North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.

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Helwig-Laughlin engagement

Jeffrey and Robin Helwig of Plattsburgh, N.Y. announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Elizabeth, to Maxwell Tillinghast Laughlin, son of Trevor and Zaidee Laughlin, also of Plattsburgh.

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“Food from the Farm” event energizes public, producers

A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.