Franklin County considers joining group calling for road signs in English and French
I bet advertising, in French, that there is no occupancy tax, might generate more traffic.
news  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  tourism  border  quebec 
1 hour ago
Current Conditions - Adirondack High Peaks
Interior Conditions, Notices - Compiled on Thursday May 21, 2015
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  dec  hike  camp  climb  ski  essexcounty  weather  currentconditions 
17 hours ago
Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season
"In the High Peaks region, DEC asks hikers to avoid Algonquin, Colden, Feldspar, Gothics, Indian Pass, Marcy, Marcy Dam, Lake Colden, Range Trail, Skylight, Wright and all 'trail-less' peaks."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  dec 
3 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 5/11-5/17/15
"Search and rescue missions often require Rangers to function in remote wilderness areas from rugged mountainous peaks to white-water rivers, and through vast forest areas from spruce-fir thicket to open hardwoods."
news  adirondacks  hike  franklincounty  warrencounty  dec 
3 days ago
French tourists aboard a luxury cruise stop in Clayton for a day
"Look at the people who are getting off. They are going to spend money here. My taxes are going to go way down."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  clayton  tourism  economicdevelopment  border  canada 
4 days ago
Greg Norman Branded Real Estate
"The communities and residences are tailor-made for each specific location, taking the local culture, architectural vernacular and consumer demands into careful consideration throughout the planning and design process."
campfire  adirondacks  tupperlake  franklincounty  economicdevelopment  adkclubresort 
6 days ago
DEC Issues Draft Unit Management Plan To Protect and Restore Camp Santanoni Historic Area
"Historic Great Camp is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve – Public Meeting Scheduled for May 28 in Newcomb"
news  adirondacks  Santanoni  essexcounty  camp  heritage  dec  conservation  newcomb 
6 days ago
Malone village hires company to oversee demolition of building ready to collapse
"This is so complex, so many dimensions –– legally, technically and financially –– that it is really a major story."
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  malone  taxes  economicdevelopment 
7 days ago
Values in Conflict in the Backcountry
"Without some degree of management, 'wildness' cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it."
buzz  wilderness  adirondacks  conservation 
8 days ago
New York loon status report: "pretty good" (audio)
"New York's loon population continues to expand, and there are more breeding pairs of loons in the Adirondacks now than in the 1980's."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird  conservation  newyork 
8 days ago
Roadside checkpoints raise thorny questions (audio)
Isn't there some kind of special spray that just targets invasives?
buzz  adirondacks  newyork  border  canada  politics 
9 days ago
Canoe case in top court
"Landowners appeal dismissal of trespass suit against Explorer editor, contending constitutional property rights are at stake."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  politics  media 
9 days ago
Plans continue for Adirondack Park-wide boat inspection pilot program
Dealing with invasives once they are here is fine, but we should also control our borders.
news  adirondacks  invasivespecies  conservation 
9 days ago
Arnold Mountain and Gelina Basin - Jay Mountain Wilderness - 5/9/15
"It is located near the northern end of the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  jay  hike 
11 days ago
Fire!!
Fire is the main-killer for most Adirondack Camps.
buzz  adirondacks  fire  loonlake  franklincounty 
11 days ago
Border Patrol Checkpoints: How Far is Too Far?
"The Supreme Court has said very clearly for 40 years that border patrol can't hold you at checkpoints unless they have a reason to do so, unless they have some reasonable suspicion."
news  adirondacks  border  newyork  canada 
12 days ago
NY reminds boaters to clean, drain vessels to stop invasives
"State Environmental Conservation Police will be inspecting boats in the Adirondacks to ensure people are aware of new state regulations requiring that boats and trailers be clean and drained before launching on state lands."
news  adirondacks  invasivespecies  boating  dec  conservation 
14 days ago
NYCO Finishes Test Drilling In Jay Mountain Wilderness
"NYCO cleared eleven sites but drilled at only eight. Of those eight, five yielded evidence of wollastonite reserves beneath."
buzz  adirondacks  essexcounty  lewis  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve  conservation 
15 days ago
Rocky Peak Ridge Traverse - Chapel Pond to New Russia - 5/2/15
"We went to Giant first and enjoyed the bare rock summit and warm temperatures with almost no wind."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
15 days ago
Lure of the wild trout stock
"DEC stocks tens of thousands of exotic fish in Adirondack waters each year, a practice that some observers believe diminishes populations of native brook trout."
wildlife  buzz  adirondacks  newyork  fish  dec  conservation  economicdevelopment  forestpreserve 
15 days ago
LewisCo ATV trail system open for the season; riders asked to keep safety in mind
Since 1997, there have been 16 fatal accidents in the county, according to the report. From 1997 to 2014, there have been 357 personal injury accidents and 23 property damage crashes.
news  adirondacks  lewiscounty  atv 
15 days ago
Ironman eliminates pro races in Lake Placid
"Fewer focused professional races will offer bigger prize purses and a more competitive field."
news  adirondacks  events  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
16 days ago
MV103: Loon calls -- a hauntingly beautiful part of the Adirondacks
"For those unfamiliar with the Adirondacks, that haunting cry floating across a still nighttime lake might conjure up thoughts of mountain spirits returning to take back their land."
buzz  adirondacks  wildlife  bird 
16 days ago
Dry weather prompts brush fire warnings throughout region
"Dry conditions, warm weather, low humidity and gusty winds set the stage for a wildland fire north of Tupper Lake and brush fires that have broken out all over Vermont."
news  adirondacks  fire  weather  tupperlake  franklincounty 
17 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/27-5/3/15
"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  hike  dec  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty  stlawrencecounty 
17 days ago
A Walk in the Park
"BUSHWHACKING THROUGH NEARLY IMPENETRABLE BOGS in the central woods of the Adirondacks, I am little more than bait as I swat away the black flies that swarm my skin."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation 
20 days ago
St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions
"They argue that they’ve passed the extensive background check conducted by law enforcement officers, but still have restrictions imposed."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  politics 
23 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/20-4/27/15
"New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents statewide."
news  adirondacks  hike  washingtoncounty  lakegeorge 
23 days ago
West Mountain Ski Center continues uphill battle
It's a difficult business environment - weather, economy, gas, subsidized-comptetition.....
news  adirondacks  ski  queensbury  warrencounty 
24 days ago
Noble Mountain (2927') - Giant Mountain Wilderness Area - 4/26/15
"Threre were quite a few slabs of rock along the way where views were plentiful."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty 
24 days ago
A Giant of a Spring Hike 4/22/15
"There were occasional snow showers just to keep things interesting."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  essexcounty 
24 days ago
Plattsburgh-Havana flights are coming soon
"More than 600,000 people fly from Trudeau airport every year now to Cuba."
news  adirondacks  airport  clintoncounty  plattsburgh  politics  transportation  economicdevelopment 
25 days ago
Experts say salt is Lake George's worst enemy
"The level of salt in Lake George isn’t at the point of panic, but three decades of monitoring the lake’s chemical composition found chloride levels tripled."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  conservation 
25 days ago
John Brown's funeral and gravestone (audio)
"The abolitionist John Brown was hanged in December 1859 after he and his followers raided the United States Arsenal in Harpers Ferry."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  politics  lakeplacid  essexcounty 
29 days ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/13-4/19/15
"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  franklincounty  essexcounty  saratogacounty  hike 
4 weeks ago
An Adirondack solution in Japan
"We hoped that we could learn much from what they do in Adirondacks for nature preservation and sound tourism."
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation 
4 weeks ago
Mud season and messy times in the north country
"Why not take advantage of the minimal crowds and venture forth?"
buzz  adirondacks  weather  hike  paddle 
4 weeks ago
More Than 3,000 Ride in the Snirt Run
"It wasn't long ago that this year's event was in jeopardy because of insurance issues."
news  adirondacks  atv  events  lewiscounty 
4 weeks ago
Effort forms to reduce salt entering Lake George's waters
"As our main drinking water supply, Lake George will eventually become a health hazard to people suffering from hypertension if we don’t stop these ominous trends."
news  adirondacks  warrencounty  lakegeorge  pollution  conservation  transportation 
5 weeks ago
Luxury cruise ship will stop in Clayton almost a dozen times this summer (audio)
"The ship’s new route will bring it to the Thousand Islands village almost a dozen times this summer, each time with as many as 200 people aboard."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  border  tourism  clayton 
5 weeks ago
Donation Of Historic Amusement Park May Be Brought To Referendum (audio)
"The small park of about 8-and-a-half acres was a summer destination for decades after opening in the 1920s."
news  adirondacks  fultoncounty  caroga  heritage  politics 
5 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 4/6-4/12/15
"DEC Forest Rangers’ knowledge of first aid, land navigation and technical rescue techniques are often critical to the success of their missions."
news  dec  warrencounty  hamiltoncounty  hike  ski  adirondacks 
5 weeks ago
Spring Cycling - Get out and Ride!
"The season is here, and it’s time to take advantage of it and have fun."
buzz  bike  adirondacks  weather 
5 weeks ago
Potsdam gay pride parade brings faith and awareness in its second year
"It’s the only parade of its kind in the north country and participants from SUNY Potsdam and community members said the openness they have discovered in the region, including St. Lawrence County, has been remarkable."
news  adirondacks  stlawrencecounty  politics  events 
5 weeks ago
Going the Tiny House Route
Reducing our footprint is the best way to go.
buzz  adirondacks 
6 weeks ago
Saranac Lake E-mail Policy Limits Government Transparency
This is the kind of journalism we need more of in the local press.
buzz  adirondacks  saranaclake  politics  media 
6 weeks ago
Hurricane Trail Re-route: A Herculean and Timely Effort
According to the history section of the area’s Unit Management Plan, the name Hurricane derives not from the weather but from a Native American name for the mountain, No-do-ne-yo, which means “hill of the wind.”
buzz  adirondacks  hike  essexcounty  highpeaks 
6 weeks ago
Rabies on the move in North Country
"In the past two weeks, six rabies positive raccoons have been found in Franklin County." - ClintonCo too.
news  adirondacks  wildlife 
6 weeks ago
Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 3/30-4/5/15
"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  hike  dec  essexcounty  washingtoncounty 
6 weeks ago
No chance Lake Placid will host another Olympics
So much corruption associated with Olympics. Best to avoid.
buzz  editorial  lakeplacid  essexcounty  olympics 
6 weeks ago
Anthonys's Nose, Record Hill and Flat Rock Shoreline - Lake George, NY - 4/4/15
"Lake George, in the southern Adirondacks of upstate New York is surrounded by many beautiful mountains, hills and overlooks."
buzz  adirondacks  lakegeorge  warrencounty  hike 
6 weeks ago
Details emerge about new Adirondack Park boat inspection and decontamination program
"South Colton, Cadyville, Ray Brook, Inlet, Alder Creek, Speculator, Northville, Chateaugay, Paul Smith’s College and Tupper Lake."
news  adirondacks  invasivespecies  dec  conservation  boating  fish 
6 weeks ago
Study: North Country Among Least Healthy Places In NY
"The study takes in account things like exercise opportunities, the average person's education, and job opportunities."
news  adirondacks  demographics  newyork 
7 weeks ago
Gore Mountain: 03/28/2015
"In the mountains, winter hasn’t even started to think about loosening its grip."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  goremountain  warrencounty  northcreek 
7 weeks ago
Santanoni: Historic Preservation And Nature
"The Japanese influence on the camp’s layout, the impact the architecture makes, the history there – it does set your mind going."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  Santanoni  camp  essexcounty  newcomb  conservation  heritage 
7 weeks ago
XC Ski - New Land Trust - Saranac, NY - 3/29/15
"The New Land Trust (NLT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists for the community and is supported by private donations.  The land parcel is 287 acres and 31 trails wind through the property.  Information and a nice trail map can be found on their website at newlandtrust.org."
buzz  adirondacks  ski  snowshoe  saranac  newlandtrust  clintoncounty 
7 weeks ago
After half a century, one last day to eat at HoJo's in Lake Placid
"The Howard Johnson's restaurant in Lake Placid, N.Y., is one of only three franchises from that once-famous chain still open in the United States."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  lakeplacid  food  heritage 
7 weeks ago
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