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Off the Northway: Technology proves to be a lifesaver

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Neil Dougherty feels like a very lucky man this Easter. The Allegany County wildlife consultant suffered what could have been a catastrophic head injury last month in the Adirondack woods and attributes his survival to the OnStar communications system in his pickup truck. “I could push a button, but I couldn’t dial a phone,” Dougherty said of his condition after a tree branch clocked him on the head in Long Lake. “I’m luckier than the ...

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