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Outdoors

DEC commissioner to step down

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos plans to step down at the end of the 2024-25 budget process. Seggos, 49, announced his departure from the DEC to staff in an internal email obtained by online news outlet POLITICO. “After much deliberation, I have ...

Seems like an Adirondack winter again

SARANAC LAKE — Ski conditions in the Tri-Lakes received a much-needed boost this weekend after several days of steady snow brought the region several inches of powder. “Things are looking pretty great,” Dewey Mountain Recreation Center Groomer Matt Snizek said Friday from Saranac ...

Toboggan Chute opens for season in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — As North Elba Park District employee Lee Jopling was shoveling several inches of fresh snow off the ice slides near the top of the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute Friday morning, a woman standing on the Parkside Drive sidewalk shouted a question to him. “Are you guys going ...

Lake Placid Toboggan Chute opens for the season tonight

LAKE PLACID — As North Elba Park District employee Lee Jopling was shoveling several inches of fresh snow off the ice slides near the top of the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute Friday morning, a woman standing on the Parkside Drive sidewalk shouted a question to him. "Are you guys going to be ...

Follensby Pond property will be protected by state

TUPPER LAKE — More than 14,600 acres of land near Tupper Lake are set to be permanently protected by the state in a $9.3 million sale, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. The agreement between the state government and the Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit that focuses on land protection, ...

Report: Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline, according to a new United Nations report released Monday. Many songbirds, sea turtles, whales, sharks and other migratory animals move to different environments with changing seasons and are imperiled by habitat ...