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Friday, March 1, 2019

This Week’s Big Adirondack News Stories

Snowmobile Power Struggle Revs Up Expanded Saranac Lakes Development Approved VT Senate Passes Retail Pot Bill Angler Ticketed Scamming Fishing Derby Stefanik Votes Against Tump’s Emergency Declaration Coal Lobbyist to Lead EPA Cuomo Signs ‘Extreme Risk’ Gun Law Judge Rules All-Male Draft Unconstitutional Akwesasne Protest After Pot Shop Raid Ti Teen Gets 20 to Life for Killing Subscribe to the Adirondack Almanack daily news e-mail. Follow Us on Twitter » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Angler Ticketed Scamming Great Sacandaga Fishing Derby

According to a press release issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation, on February 15, Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) Jason Hilliard and Robert Higgins conducted a night patrol prior to the start of the Great Sacandaga Lake (GSL) Fisheries derby and the Walleye Challenge. The ECOs reported that they located tip-ups that had been left out overnight unoccupied, a violation of Environmental Conservation Law. The officers say they also found a 32-inch northern pike being kept alive and stored in the ice next to an unoccupied fishing shanty. Believing that the fish might be entered into one of the contests, >>More

Thursday, February 28, 2019

More Snow: Current Adirondack Outdoor Conditions (Feb 28)

This weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is compiled each Thursday afternoon and fully updated by Friday afternoon. Contribute Your Knowledge: Add a comment below, or send your observations, corrections, updates, and suggestions to adkalmanack@gmail.com. Learn and practice the seven Leave No Trace principles. Carry out what you have carried in. Do not leave gear, food, or other items at lean-tos and campsites. Do not litter. Take the free online Leave No Trace course here. BE PREPARED! Start slow, gain experience. Carry proper safety equipment and weather protection and bring plenty of water, lights and a map. >>More

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Adirondack Global Festival Returning to Lake Placid

I’ve always tried to present a global view to my children, but it is always easier to bring them somewhere to help them understand how diverse a world we live in. Music, art, and dance are a universal language. Coming off the heels of the successful Petrova Elementary School Cultural Fair, The Adirondack Global Festival continues to use the arts as a way to bridge cultural gaps. Adirondack Global Festival organizer Tammy Loewy wants to bring the world to the Adirondacks. Her goal is to foster creative positive interactions between cultures. The » Continue Reading. View original post.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ticonderoga Youth Center Receives Grant

The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation to support the Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center in Ticonderoga. The Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center in Ticonderoga serves teens, grades 6th-12th. According to an announcement sent to the press, this program costs Silver Bay approximately $152,000 per year. $24,000 of the budget is paid directly to the town of Ticonderoga for the exclusive use of the first floor of the Ticonderoga Armory Community Center. Beyond the daily offerings, this program provides special events, including a “New Year’s » Continue Reading. >>More

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Woman Rescued After Being Pinned by Snowmobile

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. 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 Adirondack backcountry. What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. Warren County Town of Lake Luzerne Wilderness Rescue: On February 23, a 49-year-old Lake George woman was seriously injured in a snowmobiling accident after the snowmobile rolled on top of her. Two Forest Rangers >>More

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Jackie Archer: A North Country Inspiration (Part 3)

In early 1967, Jackie Archer, president of Plattsburgh’s NAACP chapter, twice addressed the Beekmantown PTA, once on the subject of teen drinking, and later about the importance of maintaining mental health. When Black Power stories filled the media, she gave interviews to the press, explaining that whites needn’t fear violence. “They think Negroes want to take over, but they only want the rights that have been promised them.” she was quoted saying. “Some laws have helped the status of the Negro… but are only a scratch on the surface. If the men in Newark or Detroit had jobs they would >>More

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Warren Co Historical Society Names Leadership

The Warren County Historical Society (WCHS) offers historical programs, a Resource Center, a Book and Gift Shop, historical and genealogical research, archives and collections, the quarterly newsletter Pastimes, museum displays, and historic preservation advocacy. The Society is headquartered at 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury where a new, permanent exhibit, “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” is planned for Summer 2019. The Society has a membership of 175 and is funded by memberships, donations, grants, and fundraisers. Society officers for 2019 are: Co-Presidents – Wayne Wright and Dr. Stan Cianfarano; Vice President – Judy Melkonian; Secretary – Marianne Moran; Treasurer >>More

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Jack Drury: E-bikes Deserve A Place in the Park

As we pedal up another long hill, I realize I’m the oldest in my small group of five bicyclists by close to 20 years. I think of the fact that I have outlived my dad, who died at 50, by 20 years. Is it because I selected a career as a wilderness education instructor and guide, keeping me physically active most of my life? Who knows? What I do know is that I’m grateful today that I’m on an e-bike as I approach the 20-mile mark of our 25-mile sojourn over logging roads with over 2,000 feet » Continue Reading. >>More

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

East Coast Snocross in Malone March 9,10

East Coast Snocross (ECS) is set to present two days of snowmobile racing at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10. Along with a slate of racing in pro and pro lite, the Malone event will also include sport, women and junior divisions. This event will also feature a trail stock class for those looking to give snocross a try for the first time. Leading the charge into Malone in the pro division is Mike Pilotte. The Team Southside Polaris racer from Fall River, Mass., won the first six finals this season. He’ll have to fend off hard >>More