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Outdoors

Seggos: Adirondack trail work is ‘top priority’

State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos called Adirondack trail work a “top priority” during a public hearing on environmental conservation funding Monday. Environmental Conservation Committee Chair Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Beach, asked Seggos if he ...

Little presses for funding of Keene hiker center

In her last year in Albany, state Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, is pushing for state funding to support the construction of a hiker information center in Keene Valley. During a more than eight-hour joint legislative hearing on environmental conservation funding Monday, Little used ...

Injured ice climber rescued at Chapel Pond

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation made one rescue in the Adirondacks last week after receiving a call about an injured climber in the town of Keene. The DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch received a call transferred from Essex County’s 911 dispatch at 4:29 ...

Survey counts how trailhead parking was overwhelmed

An Adirondack Council survey, conducted this past fall, outlines new data showing how hiker traffic in the High Peaks continued to overwhelm the capacity of trailhead parking lots. The survey, released Monday, was conducted mid-day on peak weekends. It shows that High Peaks Wilderness ...

Northeast governors are slow to embrace regional climate pact

CONCORD, N.H. — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices. After the Transportation and Climate Initiative was announced last ...