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Historic bike trail pitched

April 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A historic bike trail similar to the village’s historic walking tour may be coming to the village, thanks to an idea from a pair of local business owners. more »»

Placid-Cornell trail map project stalls

April 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Cornell University students’ work on a local trail map has been delayed to at least next fall semester, Lake Placid/North Elba Community Development Commission chair Dean Dietrich said... more »»

Groups want wild Boreas

April 26, 2016 ALBANY — Environmental groups called on state regulators Monday to classify the newly acquired Boreas Ponds tract in the Adirondacks as wilderness, saying two scientific studies they commissioned... more »»

How to keep bears away from home

April 26, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation reminds homeowners that directly or indirectly feeding black bears is both dangerous and illegal, and can result in harm to humans, property and... more »»

Rangers find lost woman in Siamese Ponds Wilderness

April 26, 2016 INDIAN LAKE — State forest rangers located a woman who got lost hiking in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness area on Sunday evening. more »»

Plan for Essex Chain finalized

April 25, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given final approval to the Essex Chain tract in the central Adirondacks, and work is underway to boost public access to the lake-filled region. more »»

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

April 23, 2016 I’m a hard-core Simpsons fan, and as such, my brain instinctively relates most things to a Simpsons episode. more »»

Early ice-out doesn’t always translate to more fish

April 23, 2016 With the early departure of winter’s ice and snow, it is now time to get out and enjoy the rebirth of the earth as spring’s greens rapidly reclaim the landscap. more »»

A sweet syrup season

April 23, 2016 The winter that wasn’t had a lot of people pining for snow and skiing, but one group of folks that benefited from the mild winter sure thought the warm weather was sweet. more »»

Police ID drowned fisherman

April 23, 2016 HAGUE (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 46-year-old fisherman on Lake George in the Adirondacks. more »»

Wildland fire out

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Rangers have another busy week

April 20, 2016 State forest rangers were called numerous times again last week to assist lost and injured people in the backcountry as they located disoriented hikers and airlifted an injured woman from near the... more »»

Deer hunting take in 2015 lowest since ’06

April 20, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation released the 2015 hunting numbers last week, and the results show the lowest number of deer taken in nearly a decade. more »»

Baby snapper

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Summit sunshine

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Ranger rescue

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Spring critters

April 18, 2016 With warmer temperatures moving in, local critters are moving out of the woods and waters. more »»

Time to bask in the early-season warmth

April 16, 2016 As the weather warms and the birds and flowers return, don’t forget to take some time to get outside. Research indicates the time we spend outdoors makes us feel better, inside and out. more »»

More wildfires could come, despite precautions

April 16, 2016 Fourteen years ago, I was working as a watershed steward for Paul Smith’s College, which involved a fair amount of reading and listening to the radio. more »»



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