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Northern Border Regional Commission

Village of Tupper Lake municipal offices
Village of Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake is part of the Tri-Lakes area of the Adirondacks that includes Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Its primary draw is access to the surrounding mountains, lakes and the Wild Center. But its remote location makes accessible high-speed internet service access a challenge. A new grant will help the Town of Tupper Lake expand broadband service to businesses and some residents.

Senator Patrick Leahy announces expansion of Northern Border Regional Commission
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The Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that aids economic development in northern New England and New York.  On Thursday, Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy announced that the program is expanding in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire.

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Northern Border Regional Commission

Lawmakers in New England and New York want to expand a commission that helps with economic development in the region after President Donald Trump's administration proposed eliminating funding.

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A number of organizations in northern Vermont will share $1.2 million in grant money from the Northern Border Regional Commission.