Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has reminded the public that with spring approaching and conditions for wildfires heightened, residential brush burning is prohibited through May 14th across New York State. Even though much of the state is currently blanketed in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise. Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and the past fall’s debris and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation. New York first >>More
The 27th Annual Bands n’ Beans event at the Roaring Brook Range, 2206 NY-9N, in Lake George, is set for Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Doors open 1 pm, music and the chili competition will take place from 2 to 7 pm. Scheduled musicians include: Rich Ortiz at 2 pm; The Switch at 3 pm; Stony Creek Band at 4 pm; Rattail Jimmy at 5 pm; and Dirt Cheap at 6 pm, in the Big Room. Chris Ballini; Tim Wechgelaer & Friends; Cowbow Ernie Sites; The 317; Emanation; Dolan; and the Flynn Brothers will play in the Powderhorn Room, starting at >>More
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued the agency’s annual guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as spring temperatures approach. With the onset of warmer weather, many of New York’s resident coyotes set up dens for pups that will arrive this spring. Coyotes are well adapted to suburban and even some urban environments, but for the most part they will avoid contact with people. However, conflicts with people and pets may result as coyotes tend to be territorial around den sites during the spring through mid-summer period as they forage almost constantly to provide >>More
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Works of art from high school students across the region are on display at North Country Community College’s Malone campus through March 26. The Regional High School Student Art Show features work from high school students in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence counties. Each high school in the region was invited to submit up to eight works of art for the show. The show features the work of 74 students representing the following high schools: Parishville-Hopkinton, Plattsburgh, Moriah Central, Salmon River, Ticonderoga, Elizabethtown Lewis, Madrid-Waddington, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Norwood-Norfolk and Franklin Academy. These works of » Continue Reading. >>More
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On Tuesday, January 16, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his proposed budget for the state fiscal year that starts April 1. The tax bill recently approved in Washington, and the need to close a more than $4 billion budget gap have set the backdrop for a challenging budget year. In spite of this, Governor Cuomo presented a budget with a mixed bag of proposals: some good, and some bad. This week, the Senate and Assembly passed their respective one-house budget bills, marking the beginning of three-way negotiations. They have announced their intent to pass a budget by March 29th, in hopes >>More
This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to email@example.com. Practice Leave No Trace Principles when visiting the Adirondack Park. SPECIAL NOTICES FOR THIS WEEKEND SUN AND MOON SATURDAY: Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 7:04 am and sunset at 7:04 pm, providing 12 hours of sunlight. The Moon will rise at 7:25 am Saturday morning, and set at 7:18 pm, Saturday night. It will be about 1% illuminated. AVALANCHE WARNING: The National Weather Service and >>More
For the 12th year, visitors and the community of Indian Lake are taking to the streets on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate the Irish tradition of road bowling. Since 2006, Indian Lake has consistently offered the traditional roadside competition through the side streets of Indian Lake. Last year my family joined over 60 teams to take turns bowling along the lane with the hopes of finishing with the lowest score. This year 88 teams are currently enrolled with a limit of 90 teams available. Don’t worry. Spectating is just as much fun as participating. Babies in strollers, dogs, and costumed teams make >>More
Pete Gilbert Jr. is set to lead a round table discussion on the 118th New York Volunteer Infantry, on Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm at the Ogdensburg Public Library. The 118th New York Volunteer Infantry, or “Adirondack Regiment,” was formed with enlistees from Clinton, Essex, and Warren counties in 1862, and eventually took part in the Peninsula Campaign, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the battles of Cold Harbor, Petersburg, the Crater, and Richmond. Pete Gilbert, Jr. is a St. Lawrence County native, and the descendant of two Civil War veterans – one from the 60th New York Volunteers and >>More