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An Unwanted Gift Brings Spiritual Awakening and Joy

As Patricia Nugent prepared to retire in 2009 from a long and rewarding career as a school district administrator, she had two exciting goals in

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19th Century Railroad News from Northern New York

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Rockland County Place Names: Some History

On the June 2024 episode of the Crossroads of Rockland History podcast Joe Barbieri of the New City Library explores Rockland County place names such

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Road Salt Impacts Aquatic Life Year Round

Road crews across the United States use more than 24 million tons of road salt (sodium chloride) to melt ice and snow each year –

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DEC, State Parks Offer 30×30 Conservation Strategy for Public Review

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Northern Forest Center Plans Apartments for Historic Hale House

The Northern Forest Center has purchased a portion of the historic Hale House property in Elizabethtown, Essex County, NY, including the Hale House and the

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Finger Lakes Museum Hosting 8th Annual Paddle Keuka 5K

The Finger Lakes Museum hosts a variety of programs every year, with their annual Paddle Keuka 5K being one of the highlights of the season.

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Accessible Outdoor Recreation at Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area

DEC staff completed construction of a half-mile long accessible interpretive trail at Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Albany County. The project was led

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George L. Corliss: Behind Every Photo Is A Story

Histories mysteries are so fascinating and solving them is rewarding.  A group of photos were found in an antique shop recently and thankfully some were

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June 18, 1812: War of 1812 Begins When US Declares War On Great Britain

On June 18, 1812, Congress passed and President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, marking the beginning of the War of