Plattsburgh's ambitious budget cuts leave city managers feeling threatened (audio)
Not as threatened as the taxpaying citizens who pay their wages. They are part of the problem, if they are not part of the solution.
news  adirondacks  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  taxes  politics 
Sewer woes again close iconic Lake George beach
"On Wednesday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said unsafe levels of sewage-related E. coli bacteria near the beach will keep it closed until at least Friday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  beach  dec 
4 days ago
Volunteers wanted: Annual Adirondack Loon Census
"The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 8 to 9 a.m."
news  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation  bird 
4 days ago
Trail Safe
"The Adirondack Park is, perhaps, the most accessible public land in the world. There are no gates or fees to access a hike and it never closes. I hope you enjoy the majesty and wonder of this extraordinary place."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks 
4 days ago
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
4 days ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday June 22, 2017
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
5 days ago
High Point Trail Grand Opening Hike
"Sunday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. is the Grand Opening Hike on the High Point Trail on Willsboro Point in Willsboro."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  willsboro  lakechamplain 
6 days ago
State, hiking groups brace for busy season
"ADK Mountain Club and DEC to promote stewardship while steering hikers to lesser-known trails"
news  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve  highpeaks  conservation  dec 
10 days ago
A curious invitation
"Over the last 20 years, at least, the state has bestowed a great deal of money and attention on the Lake Placid area"
buzz  editorial  economicdevelopment  lakeplacid  politics  newyork 
11 days ago
Lake Placid moves forward with eminent domain against Adirondack Experience museum (audio)
"This dispute pits Lake Placid, one of the North Country’s most high profile tourist destinations against the Adirondack Experience museum on Blue Mountain Lake, one of the region’s most respected cultural institutions."
news  adirondacks  museum  lakeplacid  essexcounty  politics 
13 days ago
Holcomb investigation now complete
"Holcomb was the foundation for USA Bobsled, winning 60 World Cup, 10 World Championship and three Olympic medals in his career, making him one of the most decorated pilots in the world."
news  adirondacks  lakeplacid  olympics 
13 days ago
13th running of the Great Adirondack Trail Run
"There are a lot of flatter trail runs, this one has a significant amount of elevation gain, so I think people really like the challenge."
news  adirondacks  events  keene 
14 days ago
Ride of the Century
"A classic tour around Lake George"
buzz  adirondacks  bike  lakegeorge  warrencounty 
14 days ago
Million Dollar Beach in Lake George closed again, to reopen soon
"It’s not a new issue for the beach — closed last summer more than once due to high bacteria levels."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  beach  lakegeorge 
16 days ago
Popular Adirondack beach to open after bacteria tests
"The Department of Environmental Conservation says the Lake George Million Dollar Beach will open Sunday."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  beach 
16 days ago
Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends
Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends.
news  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  dec 
17 days ago
Lewis County trail officials seek vandals who damaged signs, railings
"Someone broke and ripped down the recreation area sign, kiosk, all the trail signs and broke all the railings on the bridges."
news  adirondacks  atv  lewiscounty  crime 
18 days ago
10 great Adirondack hikes that aren't High Peaks
"By now, you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation 
19 days ago
NCPR mixes messages on muddy trails (audio)
"I'm really sensitive about the impact I have in the woods.  I'm careful to follow Leave No Trace principles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
20 days ago
Jailing 'Operation Gravy Train' Suspects Could Cost County $100K
"The state pays no money towards county jails. County jail costs are mandates that the county has. It's their burden to bear."
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty  taxes 
20 days ago
Mug Shots Of Operation Gravy Train Suspects
SLC cannot afford to either deal with this or not deal with this.
news  adirondacks  crime  stlawrencecounty 
20 days ago
After drug bust, officers reflect on SLC opioid crisis: "We can't arrest our way out of this." | NCPR News
"More than 100 people were taken into custody last week and the list of suspects continues to grow."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  crime 
21 days ago
A journey into the Adirondack wilderness for trout
"Overall it was a great weekend away, with 30-plus fish caught."
buzz  adirondacks  fish 
21 days ago
Beyond Leave No Trace
"Leave No Trace focuses on the immediate, local impacts of recreational use while ignoring largerissues of change over time and connections through space."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
21 days ago
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist
"13) Inform each day or section hiker you pass their aroma of fresh linens is offensive and they should be ashamed."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness 
21 days ago
DEC website steers hikers to less popular peaks
"DEC hopes that visitors will hike lesser used trails, rather than overused trails such as Cascade Mountain."
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  highpeaks  conservation  essexcounty 
21 days ago
OSI purchases over 600 acres adjacent to Lake Champlain for recreation, water protection
"With regionally rare pitch pine populations, the property also provides habitat for regional wildlife, including nesting bald eagles, goshawks, grouse, turkeys and porcupine."
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  essexcounty  conservation 
26 days ago
After mud and black flies, Dix delivers awesome Adirondack views
"It's been a tough spring for hikers. But on the other side of all that mud and all those bugs you find crowd-free summits and Wagnerian views."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
27 days ago
Warren County mulls changes to occupancy law
"It’s not a burden on them. It’s a pass-through." Or, a tariff. Whatever.
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  taxes  economicdevelopment 
27 days ago
Hunting Guide Pleads Guilty In Deaths Of Protected Birds
"Saiff is also the owner and operator of Bill Saiff Outdoors and Seaway Waterfowl Professionals."
news  adirondacks  hunt  crime  jeffersoncounty  conservation  bird  wildlife 
27 days ago
The History of the Adirondack Fire Towers
"The first Adirondack fire tower, made of wood, was built on the summit of Mount Morris (now known as Big Tupper Ski Area) with other towers being constructed over the course of the next five years."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  fire  hike  climb 
27 days ago
NY may offer luxury camping services in the "forever wild" Adirondacks (audio)
"One of the biggest backers of this idea is Bill Farber, chair of the Hamilton County board of supervisors."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  economicdevelopment  newyork  politics  dec  taxes 
27 days ago
Rail-trails celebrated as ‘vibrant sign of renewal’
Getting ready for my annual bike-vacation. No trains at all.
buzz  editorial  bike  adirondacks  newyork 
27 days ago
BATS: Our Flying Mammal Neighbors
"What bat species grace our lovely Adirondack Park?  Of Earth’s thousand-plus bat species (second most species-rich mammal order after rodents), we have nine."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  conservation 
28 days ago
Adirondack officials: Be respectful, considerate of others on High Peak summits
"Sometimes, however, a small group of people can tarnish the reputation and/or experience of the hiking community as a whole."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
28 days ago
'Bike therapy' is latest tool to fight addiction in the Adirondacks
"It builds your confidence back up, it gives you a little self-worth when you're out there, and you get that sense of accomplishment."
news  adirondacks  bike  warrencounty  washingtoncounty 
4 weeks ago
@NYSDEC: Keeseville couple charged for polluting Ausable River
Elizabeth D. Smith and Roger R. Smith, each charged with one felony count of unpermitted discharge of industrial waste and three misdemeanors charges – endangering public health, safety or the environment, disturbing the bed or banks of a stream, and failure to report a spill.
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  dec  crime  pollution  keeseville  ausableriver 
4 weeks ago
Lake Flower resort plan in limbo
Crazy thing about this, conservation issues are not even mentioned anymore.
news  adirondacks  saranaclake  economicdevelopment  politics  forestpreserve 
4 weeks ago
How Mountain Biking Is Saving Small-Town, USA
"In Michigan, Copper Harbor, a former mining and port town on the Upper Peninsula with a population of just 108, has built over 35 miles of singletrack and now sees more than 20,000 visitors a year on its trails."
campfire  bike  economicdevelopment 
5 weeks ago
State buys Marion River Carry, resolving Township 40 quagmire
"It’s a popular carry for paddlers on the upper reaches of the Raquette River, and for more than 100 years it was one of the passages by which tourists came to the heart of the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  hamiltoncounty  conservation 
5 weeks ago
Forget Peak Bagging, Name Baggers See It All
"For me it’s all about pursuing unique forms of recreation that take me through the backdoor of beyond."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  forestpreserve 
5 weeks ago
Five Years Later: The Disappearance of Colin Gillis
"State police say Colin was last seen walking near the area of Setting Pole Dam Road on Route 3."
news  adirondacks  tupperlake  franklincounty 
5 weeks ago
Jennifer Aniston Explains Why She’s Moving to Ogdensburg, New York
"I’ve been to Ogdensburg, New York a couple of times over the years and the people there are real… they’re genuine"
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty 
5 weeks ago
DEC Exploring Lodging and Dining Facilities at Boreas Ponds
"The Governor is listening most intently to local government leaders who are pushing for various forms of enhanced access for the general public."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  newyork  politics  economicdevelopment 
5 weeks ago
A New Algonquin-to-Adirondack Trail is Inspired by a Meandering Moose
"It could be a symbolic connection between the lands and people of the region."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wildlife  moose  border  canada  newyork 
5 weeks ago
Wakely Tower Closure Raises Questions Anew
"Built in 1916, the tower has not been staffed since 1988."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  heritage  hike  hamiltoncounty 
6 weeks ago
The Adirondack Quest
Exactly!! So much more to the ADKs. Hoffman Notch has been on my short-list forever - time to get in gear.
buzz  adirondacks  hike 
6 weeks ago
Surge Pricing for Migrants Ends in a Penalty for a Taxi Owner
If NYS stayed out of taxi or car-hire services, this might not be a problem.
news  adirondacks  border  canada  politics  transportation  newyork 
6 weeks ago
Trump-voting cabbie drives migrants to Canada border
"One woman with her child spoke no English whatsoever and just drew me a picture of a fence."
news  adirondacks  plattsburgh  border  politics  canada 
6 weeks ago
DA opposes lifting travel restriction on snowshoer charged with child sexual assault (audio)
"As Hussain awaits the next steps in the case, he has been living in the home of village Trustee Rich Shapiro and his wife Lindy Ellis, who bailed him out of the county jail."
news  adirondacks  crime  saranaclake  snowshoe  politics 
6 weeks ago
Steve Holcomb, my bobsled hero
"Rest in peace Steve Holcomb. I will miss you, and I know the rest of the world will too."
buzz  adirondacks  olympics 
6 weeks ago
DEC issues muddy trail advisory for Adirondack High Peaks
"Hikers are advised to only use trails at lower elevations as these trails usually dry soon after snowmelt and traverse deeper, less erosive soils."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec 
6 weeks ago
Lake Placid stunned by untimely death of bobsled great Steve Holcomb
"He was a three-time Winter Olympian, winning a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver games piloting the “Night Train” four-man bobsled."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  olympics  lakeplacid 
7 weeks ago
The Ranger School in Wanakena continues to train students at scenic Adirondack campus
"The Ranger School in the Adirondack Park has educated students since 1912, preparing them for careers as park rangers, land surveyors, natural resource conservationists, forest technicians and more."
news  adirondacks  dec  newyork  forestpreserve  conservation 
7 weeks ago
Olympic Family Mourns The Loss Of Olympic Champion Bobsledder Steven Holcomb
"Holcomb competed for Team USA in three Olympic Winter Games, making history at Vancouver 2010 when he piloted the “Night Train” U.S. four-man bobsled team to the gold medal."
news  adirondacks  olympics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
7 weeks ago
Up in the Air
"Drone photography can capture unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. but as drones’ popularity grows, how will they affect privacy rights, the environment and the wilderness experience?"
buzz  adirondacks  photography  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness 
7 weeks ago
Tour of the Battenkill cancelled
"We just couldn't make it work with current state of pro cycling in the US"
news  adirondacks  washingtoncounty  bike  events 
7 weeks ago
Boreas Ponds blueprint a bad idea for park, groups claim
Many of these folks sold-out the Forest Preserve in favor of strip-mining. Perhaps this is just another negotiating position in exchange for something.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  politics 
7 weeks ago
New Amish neighbors present potential traffic troubles in Northern NY
"Strict religious requirements prevent Amish people from using most technology."
news  essexcounty  transportation  adirondacks  willsboro 
7 weeks ago
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