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Outdoors

Stefanik, Cuomo spar over summer camps, federal funds

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and Gov. Andrew Cuomo jabbed at each other Thursday amid a discussion about whether summer camps will be able to open this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. But their argument, conducted through statements at their regularly scheduled press conferences with ...

Summer camps await guidance on whether they can open

As local summer camps await direction on how, when and if they will open this summer, their directors are preparing for a multitude of possibilities, including altered or even virtual camps. On Friday, while leaving his daily press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave some guidance, saying, ...

Ranger finds lost women in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE — A state forest ranger found two women who had gotten lost hiking in the Lake George Wild Forest Area Friday. At 4:29 p.m., the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s Ray Brook dispatch received a request for assistance from two 21-year-old women from Saratoga ...

My new favorite trail

This past Saturday, my partner and I found a trail that was brand new to us. It had been on my list for a while, having heard stories about it over the last couple of years, and it fell within our local circle, so we finally wandered out to give it a try. It became clear by the halfway point ...

Giving climate change a voice in the Adirondacks

Nicholas LaScala says he’s not a typical conservationist. He rides snowmobiles and knows he pollutes. But he cares about climate change, and for an internship with Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, he’s producing a video series to bring the realities of climate ...

Warmer weather brings hikers to High Peaks

KEENE VALLEY — Threat of exposure to the novel coronavirus and recommendations to steer clear of popular trails deterred some hikers from the High Peaks this weekend, but nature-seekers still flocked to a few trailhead parking lots here. On Saturday clusters of cars — at one point ...