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Population drop worsens problems in Adirondacks

Study sites aging residents, youth migration as key issues to address

The village of Keeseville in the northern Adirondacks, shown on June 1, is dissolving due to economic stagnation and population loss, phenomena seen across the Adirondacks, according to a new study.
The village of Keeseville in the northern Adirondacks, shown on June 1, is dissolving due to economic stagnation and population loss, phenomena seen across the Adirondacks, according to a new study.
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The village of Keeseville on the northern edge of the Adirondack Mountains will dissolve later this year. Residents voted last year to abolish the historic village along the Ausable River, which long ago lost the small factories that were once its lifeblood. Mayor Dale B. Holderman said economic conditions led to dissatisfaction with village government and acknowledged the village 15 miles south of Plattsburgh has “stagnated.” The population was 1,815 in 2010, down 35 people ...


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