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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits the water in Indian Lake. Photo: NYS Governor's Office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr<a/>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits the water in Indian Lake. Photo: NYS Governor's Office via Flickr

NYC Mayor Bloomberg headlines Adirondack Challenge

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a whitewater rafting race yesterday on the Indian River in Hamilton County.

The contest was a bit of political theater, designed to boost tourism in the region.  Go to full article
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

NYS Comptroller tries to broaden rights for same-sex married couples

The state's comptroller is trying to use the power of the pension fund to increase equal rights for same sex married couples. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has written a letter to President Obama.  Go to full article
The former Willsboro Central School, which was built in 1927 and closed in 2001, has been converted to the Champlain Valley Senior Community, a 63-bed assisted living facility for seniors that opened last month. Photo: Chris Knight, via <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/537874/Converted-school-fills-void-for-seniors.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a><br />

Old Willsboro school reborn for seniors

The old community school in a small Essex County town has been renovated and converted into an assisted living center for senior citizens.

The Champlain Valley Senior Community opened last month in the former Willsboro Central School, which closed 12 years ago and sat abandoned for several years. Its owner and developer says the $6 million project will help fill a growing senior housing void in the region.  Go to full article
Lorraine Franklin, in front of her gift shop sign. Photo: Sarah Harris

Addison County, VT: A point of intersection

Addison County, Vermont, is home to wide swaths of farmland, quaint towns, and the western slope of the Green Mountains. It's also home to one of the two bridges that cross...  Go to full article
The Hill Cumorah Pageant. Photo: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mormon pilgrims bring tourism dollars to Palmyra, NY

With 750 cast members, more than 1,000 costumes, and special effects to rival a James Cameron film, the Hill Cumorah Pageant draws thousands of people to western New York...  Go to full article
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY. Photo: Depot Theatre

How bingo built the Depot Theatre

It was a series of bingo games at a historic train depot that spawned a community theatre and eventually professional theatre in Westport. The Depot Theatre is celebrating...  Go to full article