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U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to allocate an additional 2,000 officers across the country, including about 20 at the Champlain Port of Entry. In this Dec. 7, 2011 file photo, a car approaches the United States and Canada border crossing. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

Staffing increases planned on border

By: DAN HEATH

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced plans to add up to 2,000 officers across the country, including some in Champlain.

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Lakes to Locks Passage Executive Director Janet Kennedy presents a Powerpoint program at a Westport Chamber of Commerce mixer concerning the new app her device is having developed for mobile digital devices. (Alvin Reiner/P-R Photo)

Lakes to Locks building point-to-point app

First of its kind; includes narration, music

By: ALVIN REINER

WESTPORT — The first of its kind, it includes narration, music.

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Essex County bed tax collects almost $2M

County awaits state's permission on increasing rate

By: LOHR McKINSTRY

ELIZABETHTOWN — The idea of requesting state approval on hiking the fee from 2 to 5 percent is not off the table.

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Professional anglers set to begin a day of competitive fishing during an FLW bass tourney held in Plattsburgh in 2009.

North Country lands 6 bass tourneys

6 fishing contests scheduled in 2014

By: DAN HEATH

PLATTSBURGH — The fishing contests, taking place between June 14 and Aug. 16, are expected to attract about 2,000 anglers to the North Country.

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ROOST plans Olympic tie-ins

By: LOHR McKINSTRY

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is reaching to more social media to promote Essex County.

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