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Thursday, October 17, 2019

DEC Redesigns Trail Supporter Patch


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) had release of the latest design of the New York State Trail Supporter Patch. Trail Supporter Patches resemble DEC trail markers, with the newest patch representing markers for connector trails, a yellow round disc with black lettering. The previous red design is no longer available. Patch sale proceeds help maintain and enhance DEC’s non-motorized recreation trails throughout the state. All monies raised from patch purchases will be deposited in the Conservation Fund’s Outdoor Recreation, Trail Maintenance, and Development Account. The Trail Supporter Patch is available for $5 at all sporting license >>More


Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Research Evaluating Nutrient Runoff From Farms


Field-level research funded by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is responding to the need to better understand how tile drainage influences nutrient efficiency, water quality, crop production, farm economics, and environmental stewardship. Results from the most recent data collection from tiles installed at the Lake Alice Wildlife Management Area in Chazy, and on a working farm in Clinton County are adding to a database designed to quantify surface and underground movement of nutrients beyond field boundaries. The work has also begun identifying opportunities to develop best practices for nutrient conservation to support both crop production and environmental stewardship. >>More


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Assessing A New Model For High Peaks Hiking Trail Construction


By the metric of public use the High Peaks Wilderness Area, and nearby Giant, Hurricane and Sentinel Range Wilderness areas, are major successes. The crowds hiking in the High Peaks are at an all-time high. The current dismal state of many of the hiking trails does not seem to be a major deterrent to the throngs of people eager to hike one of the High Peaks. For many people hiking a mountain like a High Peak is no sure thing and is, and should be, a challenge. There are plenty of highly used and popular smaller mountains throughout the Adirondacks >>More


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Info Sought On 1984 Murder of Plattsburgh Student


State Police in Ray Brook say they are continuing to investigate the 1984 homicide of 20-year-old Dawn Andrea (Prentiss) Svocak, also known as “Magic.” Dawn Svocak was reported missing to the Plattsburgh Police Department on August 17, 1984, when she failed to return to her apartment at 71 Clinton Street, apartment #10, in the city of Plattsburgh. Svocak, an art student at SUNY Plattsburgh, was last seen around 2:30 am in front of the Steakman Restaurant (now Pizza Bono), at the intersection of Margaret and Clinton Street. Svocak was also seen at Blair’s Bar on Marion Street, earlier that night. >>More


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Film Premiering At LP Film Fest


During the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns went to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. His film, Ice Palace, A Love Letter, is set to have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897. The premiere will include a red-carpet event. Attendees >>More


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NYSERDA Buildings Best Practice Guidelines


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced best practice standards to advance more resilient and energy efficient buildings across the state. The release of the NYStretch Energy Code – 2020 (2020 NYStretch) toolkit is expected to aid municipalities interested in voluntarily adopting higher efficiency standards for new and renovated building construction projects. The new standards are hoped to broaden the adoption of energy efficiency measures by increasing awareness of, and helping to set minimum energy performance requirements for, designing, constructing, and renovating buildings. About 30 percent of the state’s overall emissions come from on-site fuel >>More


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

British Engineer Charles Terrot At Fort Ti, Valcour Island


Charles Terrot was a British officer who served with the British Army in Canada during the Revolutionary War, and left one of the best accounts of the Battle of Valcour Island. Terrot was commissioned in 1774 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 16 after studying at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He advanced with the British Army against the Americans in 1776. Fort Ticonderoga holds some of the letters Terrot sent back home, including one written following the battle, in which he includes a map of the pivotal engagement and » >>More


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Charges Filed In Fulton County Poaching Case


Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Shane Manns and Steve Shaw reported that on October 1st, they conducted a patrol on a baited hunting stand they located a few days earlier. Fresh bait piles with scents and mineral blocks were observed in multiple areas during the previous check and a tree stand was placed adjacent to the scene according to the ECOs. Upon arriving at the bait pile, they reported that they found one individual hunting in the stand with a crossbow, which is not a legal hunting implement during the early bow season. The female hunter also >>More


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Grant Will Support More Preservation at Eagle Island Camp


Eagle Island, Inc. has received an award of $320,775 through the Save America’s Treasures grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Interior. Eagle Island Camp was designed in 1903 by Adirondack architect William Coulter for Levi P. Morton. Morton had served as both New York Governor and United States Vice President. The camp has been described as a quintessential and highly intact example of an American Adirondack Camp, and as perhaps the finest example of Coulter’s work. In 1910, Morton sold the camp to Henry Graves Jr., an >>More


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Glens Falls Wedding Show, November 3rd


Events To a T is set to hold its second Fall Wedding Show at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls, on Sunday, November 3rd, from noon to 3 pm. Letizia “T” Mastrantoni has gathered a unique selection of over 50 of the region’s wedding professionals to assist couples with all of their wedding needs. Engaged couples will have the opportunity to connect with caterers, transportation companies, rental companies, photographers, videographers, musicians, print and media designers, formalwear vendors, venues, florists, unique baking vendors and more. More than $3,000 in prizes will be » Continue Reading. View original post.




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