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Adirondack communities: "We've got a problem here and we need to fix it"

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A new study of the Adirondack Park is raising troubling questions about the future of the region's town's and villages. The Adirondack Park Regional Assessment found that the overall population in the mountains has stabilized. Just under 140,000 people live inside the blue line year-round. But a rapidly aging population could mean more school closings, and more towns turning into second-home communities. Brian Towers is supervisor in the town of Wells in Hamilton County and head of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Village, which sponsored the study. Towers told Brian Mann that the biggest worries are in communities like his in the interior of the Park.

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