Escapee David Sweat shot and captured, manhunt over (audio)
"According to state officials, David Sweat was shot twice and apprehended around 3:20 pm Sunday afternoon by a New York State Police sergeant."
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20 hours ago
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Buys $23 Million Property in New York’s Adirondacks
"The Chinese billionaire has conservation plans for the 28,100-acre property."
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4 days ago
Business and camping flourishing despite hunt for killers
"They appreciate all the extra bit of law enforcement and they aren’t the least bit afraid"
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  clintoncounty  crime  franklincounty  camp  economicdevelopment 
5 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 6/15-6/21/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
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5 days ago
Vibrant Aurora
I should get out more at night.
buzz  adirondacks  astronomy  photography 
6 days ago
Sunrise Mtn (3614') and Boreas Mtn (3776') - Elk Lake Preserve - 6/19/15
"A wonderful lodge, on a glorious lake, surrounded by 12,000 acres is tough to beat."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
6 days ago
It's Time to Clean, Drain and Dry
"If you plan to launch a watercraft then you should also plan to remove any plant or animal (whole or in part) that is attached to the watercraft."
buzz  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  paddle 
6 days ago
Owls Head under virtual lockdown after authorities discover DNA link to Sweat, Matt (audio)
"It’s a confirmed lead for us. It has generated a massive law enforcement response as you can see. And we’re going to run this to ground."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  crime  franklincounty  newyork  prison 
7 days ago
Cops Hope Dirty Underwear, Bloody Socks, and Peanut Butter Will Lead them to the Escaped Convicts
"Despite all the evidence indicating the convicts were in southwest New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo last week said that, for all he knew, Matt and Sweat were in Mexico."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  crime  clintoncounty  franklincounty  newyork 
7 days ago
If NY prison escapees are in the woods, how are they surviving?
"Outdoors experts familiar with the area say if the two hiding or holed up somewhere in the woods, they're doing it during one of the worst times of the year—short of the dead of winter."
buzz  adirondacks  survival  prison  crime  clintoncounty  dannemora  newyork 
11 days ago
Relief, thanks greet state approval of Franklin County bed tax
"The occupancy tax would implement a 5 percent surcharge on the charges for temporary lodging, such as hotel or motel stays."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  taxes  tourism  economicdevelopment  politics 
11 days ago
DEC's 11th Hour Forest Preserve Plans Criticized
"... the evidence grows every month that recreational and economic opportunities are now the top priorities at APA and DEC because they are Governor Cuomo’s top priorities."
buzz  adirondacks  dec  apa  forestpreserve  conservation  politics  newyork 
13 days ago
Close The Drapes
"News teams from all over have descended on this backwoods area after two prisoners escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.  CNN, CBS, the whole alphabet soup."
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13 days ago
Strategy shifting in search for escaped prisoners, officials say (video)
"At some point, you have to ask whether it’s a wise investment to keep doing the same thing, involving hundreds and hundreds of officers, when you don’t have much to show for it because you’re going to need those resources going forward."
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13 days ago
Kayaking 0n the Schroon River - 6/13/15
"There was a nice breeze on the river and it was a joy to be out on the water."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  schroonlake  paddle 
13 days ago
Wildway Overlook Trail
"The trail is a short one mile or so from Brookfield Road in the town of Essex, New York."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  essex 
13 days ago
New York Looks to Trains to Improve Rural Tourism in the Adirondacks
"The transportation agency estimates the cost of rehabilitating tracks at $11 million, which would bring them up to federal standards for passenger train speeds of 30 mph. It estimates the cost of the 34-mile trail at $7.8 to $9.8 million." ... Insanity.
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13 days ago
Life behind the walls of Dannemora (audio)
"Inside their courts, individual prisoners can make gardens or set up private recreation areas or keep barbecue grills."
buzz  adirondacks  prison  dannemora  clintoncounty  heritage 
14 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights 6/10- 6/13/15
"Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the backcountry."
news  adirondacks  dec  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  washingtoncounty  hike  bike 
14 days ago
Prison escape: Inside the minds of Richard Matt and David Sweat
"Hating “the system,” escaping from it, then running for their lives can do a lot to connect very broken people."
buzz  prison  crime  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  newyork 
15 days ago
With manhunt in tenth day, Cuomo set to launch independent probe
"The men apparently used prison contractors' tools, taking care to return them to their toolboxes after each night's work."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  newyork  prison 
15 days ago
Cadyville Field Day Cancelled Due to Search for Prisoners
"For the past 49 years... thousands show up in Cadyville, New York for field day."
news  adirondacks  events  cadyville  crime  clintoncounty 
16 days ago
'Shawshank' prisoner Richard Matt's son says he shouldn't have been able to flee
"You know he has escaped before. He has a genius IQ. I can't believe they let this happen."
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18 days ago
Ready to soar: Lake George zip line ride set to open this summer
"It’s a thrill ride, but I think it’s more than that. It’s an Adirondacks experience."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  economicdevelopment  conservation  attractions 
18 days ago
Successful National Trails Day in Wanakena
"Most of the projects focused on improving the Cranberry Lake 50 Trail that traverses around Cranberry Lake and passes through the villages of Wanakena and Cranberry Lake."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  events  stlawrencecounty  cranberrylake 
19 days ago
Prisoner search has yet to affect Adirondack tourism
"Obviously we ask anybody to report anything abnormal, whatever that might be."
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19 days ago
Dannemora's Old Guard "flabbergasted" by prison break
"There was so much pride in that institution from the guards, the staff and the entire community."
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19 days ago
Escape: Manhunt focuses near Plattsburgh, expands to Vermont (audio)
"Squads were going door to door yesterday with guns drawn, asking people questions and clearing buildings."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  prison  newyori 
19 days ago
Female prison worker gave killers tools to escape prison, sources say (True or False?)
"Law enforcement sources also claim 51-year-old Mitchell planned to provide a getaway car for the convicts but suffered a panic attack and checked herself into a hospital instead."
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19 days ago
Escape from Dannemora: Fugitives fled from prison with a dark reputation
"Today, nearly two centuries later, the 3,000-inmate Clinton Correctional Facility retains an infamous reputation for brutality that ranks it among the worst in the New York state prison system."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  crime  clintoncounty  newyork  heritage 
20 days ago
Possible prisoners sighting draws hundreds of cops, guards to tiny Willsboro
"A local farmer said law enforcement agencies descended on the area after someone reported seeing two men run from a gully into nearby woods."
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20 days ago
How the escaped prisoners in New York will be tracked — and almost certainly caught
"Generally speaking, the more high-profile and violent the inmates are who escape, the more likely they are to be captured."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  newyork  crime  clintoncounty 
20 days ago
Inside Dannemora Prison - Registration Deadline: July 29
"This unique opportunity will take us inside this maximum-security prison where we will visit a cellblock modeled on the “Auburn System,” the Church of the Good Thief built entirely by inmates, the North Yard, and see a prison workshop."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  heritage  events  clintoncounty 
20 days ago
Dannemora Prison: Some Historical Background
"Dannemora, known officially as the Clinton Correctional Facility, is the only maximum security prison inside the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park. The prison is New York State’s third oldest and the largest, holding about 3,000 prisoners."
buzz  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  newyork  prison  crime  heritage 
20 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 6/1-6/7/15
"DEC Forest Rangers’ knowledge of first aid, land navigation and technical rescue techniques are often critical to the success of their missions."
news  adirondacks  dec  essexcounty  franklincounty  hamiltoncounty  herkimercounty  washingtoncounty  hike 
21 days ago
'Little Siberia' in New York: A place for hard time (video)
"Its location is remote and very cold, and it has been home to some of the most hard-bitten inmates in the history of New York crime."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  crime  clintoncounty  prison  newyork  heritage 
21 days ago
A Convicted Murderer’s Escape Alarms Investigators From His Past
"He is the most vicious, evil person I’ve ever come across in 38 years as a police officer."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  clintoncounty  crime  newyork  prison 
21 days ago
Female worker probed as possible accomplice in prison break
"When [Matt’s] cleaned up, he’s very handsome and, in all frankness, very well endowed. He gets girlfriends any place he goes."
news  adirondacks  dannemora  prison  clintoncounty  newyork  crime 
22 days ago
How did two deadly felons escape Clinton Dannemora Prison?
"Here’s what we know from photographs and information provided by New York state officials Saturday afternoon."
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23 days ago
Keep Children Head Safe with Free Bike Helmets at the Bicycle Rodeo
"The Saranac Lake event takes place June 6 from 10 am – noon at the SL Civic Center, 22 Ampersand Ave while the Tupper Lake rodeo will be held June 13 from 10 am to 2 pm at LP Quinn School, Hosley Ave."
buzz  adirondacks  bike  events  saranaclake  tupperlake  franklincounty 
24 days ago
Security force eyed for Glens Falls watershed
"I can’t emphasize enough the quality of our drinking water."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  glensfalls 
24 days ago
Pine Hill (2187') - Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - 6/4/15
"The woods were easy to negotiate and the ridge was easy to follow."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks 
24 days ago
Full Schedule for Celebrate CATS Event
"The event takes place Saturday, June 6 from 4 – 7 PM at the Barn at Block House Farm in Essex."
buzz  adirondacks  events  hike  lakechamplain  essexcounty 
24 days ago
Indian Pass Camp and Marshall Climb 5/30-5/31/15 (airplane!)
"The day was breaking pretty gorgeous so far and it set the mood off right."
buzz  hike  essexcounty  adirondacks  highpeaks 
24 days ago
Harleys to Hondas: bikers take over Lake George (audio)
"Every year, thousands of bikers from all over the northeast gather in tiny Lake George."
news  adirondacks  motorcycle  events  warrencounty  lakegeorge  economicdevelopment  tourism 
24 days ago
Alpine vegetation through the years
When you do get to the mountain, you'll notice that the forest changes as you gain elevation."
buzz  adirondacks  flora  hike  conservation  forestpreserve 
25 days ago
Sale of Adirondack prison hits snag: It's in the Forest Preserve
"State-owned land in Adirondack Forest Preserve counties ... cannot be treated like surplus State-owned land"
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  prison  economicdevelopment  conservation  gabriels  franklincounty  politics 
25 days ago
Americade a traffic challenge for police
"As of Thursday afternoon, this year’s rally has been a quiet, safe one."
news  adirondacks  motorcycle  warrencounty  lakegeorge  events 
25 days ago
Many are barking mad over 'Dog Beach' plans
"No one has ever had a problem with any dog. No one ever stepped in poop. No one has ever gotten bit. No dogs have ever gotten in a fight."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach 
27 days ago
Lake George archaeological dig needs volunteers
"Volunteers and college students, seeking credit, may help find evidence of this history during an Archaeology Field School at Lake George Battlefield Park from July 6 to Aug. 14."
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  heritage 
27 days ago
Summit stewards provide the last line
"There are 21 places in the Adirondacks where alpine vegetation grows, 16 of which are summits in the High Peaks."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  flora  forestpreserve 
27 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights (May 31 incidents)
"Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry."
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
27 days ago
Celebrate Champlain Area Trails on June 6
"This annual day of hiking and celebrating takes place on National Trails Day to recognize the progress in making trails that increase enjoyment of the outdoors and enhance our communities."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  lakechamplain  essexcounty  events 
28 days ago
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