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An estimated 4 billion chestnut trees grew between Maine and Georgia, before they were wiped out by the blight, according to the American Chestnut Foundation. Today, they're estimated at fewer than 100 in their native range. Photo: Rajiv Narula
An estimated 4 billion chestnut trees grew between Maine and Georgia, before they were wiped out by the blight, according to the American Chestnut Foundation. Today, they're estimated at fewer than 100 in their native range. Photo: Rajiv Narula

The 8 O'Clock Hour 5/31/13

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Governor Andrew Cuomo attempts to build political support for a new network of tax-free zones around many of the state's colleges and universities. New ads spin the pros and cons of Cuomo's tax-free plan. Adirondack Health's Board of Trustees has postponed the Lake Placid ER conversation.

Hundreds of people packed the Burlington Unitarian Universalist Church last night to protest against the F-35. A Thousand Islands based green group is using a 1950s era technology to protest a water levels plan from the same decade.

Repair work on an Adirondack road that was postponed earlier this month will begin next week. Join a chestnut tree flowering party in this week's Heard Up North and catch what is going on this week in the Adirondacks with John Warren.

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