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N.Y.’s 5th annual ‘I Love My Park Day’ events set for Saturday

May 6, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are urging people to get out this weekend and participate in the fifth annual “I Love My Park Day. more »»

Guidance on avoiding conflicts with coyotes

May 2, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation released guidelines last week on avoiding conflicts with coyotes, especially at hom. more »»

Setting down roots for the future

April 30, 2016 Last fall, my wife and I moved into a new place out in Vermontville. more »»

Remembering the old days of Bog River Flow

April 30, 2016 As I prepped for the first extended fishing trip of the new season, the late evening air grew cool and breezy. more »»

DEC: All docks installed

April 29, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that docks have been installed at all non-campground boat launches in Region 5. more »»

Deer management webinar

April 29, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Local residents who are interested in deer management in the state are encouraged to watch a webinar on the topic presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation next... more »»

Has spring been coming earlier?

April 28, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — The robins were early, the maple buds were early, and the salamanders were early. Those are just a few signs that the seasons are changing. more »»

Spring wings

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State takes aim at invasive species in lakes, rivers

April 28, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state is working to fight zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other invasive aquatic species by training boaters to stop the organisms from harming the environment. Gov. more »»

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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