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Slow start for New York town using birth control on deer

April 8, 2014 HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON — Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer. more »»

Taking the plunge

April 7, 2014 WILMINGTON — When a skier dressed in a multi-colored parrot suit and red, white and blue long johns can be seen walking around the base lodge at Whiteface, that’s a sure sign that it’s Pond Skimming... more »»

Waiting for winter’s hardtop to disappear

April 5, 2014 As I peer out my small office window, there is a steady stream of water cascading from the roof. more »»

Northville-Placid Trail to receive a new starting point

April 5, 2014 NORTHVILLE — The Northville-Lake Placid Trail will have a new starting point in this village beginning this year, and local residents are getting ready to celebrate the new trailhead. more »»

DEC plans to amend Jay Wilderness plan

April 5, 2014 LEWIS — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has submitted a proposed amendment to the state Adirondack Park Agency that would allow NYCO Minerals to move forward with its plan to mine... more »»

Floyd Lampart to embark on another bike trip

April 5, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Lake Clear resident Floyd Lampart has another big cycling trip in the works. more »»

Climbing routes closed for nesting falcons

April 4, 2014 The state Department of Environmental Conservation closed numerous Adirondack rock climbing routes Tuesday to protect peregrine falcon nest sites. more »»

DOT: Supreme Court ruling wouldn’t affect rail-trail

April 3, 2014 New York State Department of Transportation officials don’t think a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will have any bearing on the future of the rail corridor between Remsen and Lake Placid. more »»

‘Long haul’ for fire tower backers

April 3, 2014 RAY BROOK — Supporters of preserving a pair of historic Adirondack mountaintop fire towers say their long battle is almost ove. more »»

Board extends resort permit

April 1, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The planning board here unanimously passed a resolution last Wednesday to extend a building permit for the Adirondack Club and Resort’s “great camp” lots. more »»

Carry on

April 1, 2014 more »»

Going nowhere

March 31, 2014 more »»

Environmental Protection Fund increase expected

March 31, 2014 Conservation groups are glad to see the state’s Environmental Protection Fund increased under a $140 billion budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leader. more »»

St. Agnes celebrates Maple Weekend

March 31, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Sunday morning following Mass at S. more »»

N.Y. restores Adirondack pond to support trout

March 31, 2014 LOWVILLE (AP) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has started work to reintroduce brook trout to a remote Adirondack pond in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. more »»

State proposes new recreation access points

March 29, 2014 The state is proposing 50 new outdoor access projects to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to about 380,000 acres of state-owned lands across New York. more »»

Fooling around with a few real-life pranks

March 29, 2014 It has been several years since I’ve last pennned a column for April Fools’ Day. more »»

Expect more snow this weekend (2nd update)

March 28, 2014 Get ready for more snow this weekend — but not as much as previously forecast, and likely mixed with rain and sleet. more »»



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