The Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Florida is looking for help identifying a hiker who was found dead in Noble’s Campground in Big Cypress National Preserve on July 23.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Saranac Lake was selected as the North Country’s winner of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and will receive a $10 million grant for projects downtown.
Last year, 41 people tested positive for Lyme Disease in Franklin County, while Essex County had 121 cases, and Clinton had 55 cases, according to DOH. By comparison, Hamilton County only had one case.
Sculptor John Van Alstine talks about the interaction of human-made and natural objects. Van Alstine is based in Wells. His work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Bruce Waite, a missing Bangor man whose body was found Thursday near Slush Pond in Paul Smiths, died of cardiac arrest due to exposure, according to state police.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation said its dispatch office received a call at about 4 p.m. on July 4 about a large “dog in distress” due to the excessive heat. Temperatures were in the 90s that day.
The search has been focused on the Slush Pond area in Paul Smiths. Waite’s car, a 2004 Buick Century, was found there on July 5.
A 30-year-old racer from Long Island died of heat stroke during Sunday’s Whiteface Sky Race on a day when temperature rose into the 90s.
The state announced this week that it is plans to limit parking at busy trailheads, but a leading environmental organization says it needs to take that plan one step further. Adirondack Council says the state should implement a permit system that requires people to make reservations ahead of time at busy trailheads.
The state announced several initiatives today to address issues related to overuse in the High Peaks. The High Peaks, Dix, Giant and Hurricane Wildernesses, Baxter Mountain, and the Saranac Lake 6’er peaks are attracting an unprecedented number of users, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The increase in hikers, climbers and campers has resulted in dangerous driving conditions along the state Route 73 corridor from Chapel Pond to Cascade Mountain during peak days in the summer and fall. That’s because parking lots overflow and people park alongside the state highway. In addition, trails have become eroded, garbage has >>More