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April, 2013

Lost Brook Dispatches: Is the Adirondack Futures Project Anti-Environment?


The title of this Dispatch has the question.  My answer?  Unequivocally no.  In fact from my point of view it is and ought to be the opposite.  As I write this we have just celebrated Earth Day.  What in the name of Gaylord Nelson is going on here? One week ago I wrote a Dispatch supporting the Adirondack Futures Project.  Two days later, out came Peter Bauer’s column taking the project and its founders, Dave Mason and Jim Herman, to task for “taking cheap shots at environmentalists” and “ridicule of a single faction” in an article about the » Continue >>More


April, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


Standardized Tests: Less Time, More Questions Free to All: Digital Public Library of America LG: Celebrating “Last of the Mohicans” on Film The Post-Star: Beating A Dead Horse Whiteface Animal Athletes: Springtail NCPR: North Country Human Trafficking Denton Op-Ed: The Adirondacks Needs Casinos Canastota: NY’s 1st North Country ‘Trail Town’ Speedskating: Sex Abuse Charges Profiled Alice Miner Museum: Zebulon Pike On Friday afternoons Adirondack Almanack » Continue Reading.


April, 2013

This Week’s Top Adirondack News Stories


Judge: Rafting Company Violated Law Adk Park Agency Applications Rising NY Buys OK Slip Falls, Hudson Lands NYS Acquires Cat, Thomas Mountains Draft LG Invasives Plan Issued Conditions Fuel Saranac Lake Wildfires 65 Tickets Issued at Snirt Run Essex Co Pols Oppose Nesting Study Pressure Cancels Local SUNY Event Essex Co Tower Avoids UMP Change » Continue Reading.


April, 2013

Cabin Life: Seeking Comfort When Tragedy Strikes


I made my maple syrup yesterday, and it turned out really good.  I know because I drank more than a couple shots of boiling sap and syrup during the process.  I did not mind the taste-testing. Due to the incredibly windy conditions up here and the fact that there’s a residential burn-ban in effect, I decided to boil down the sap at Amy’s.  I ended up with about five and a half gallons of sap which boiled down nicely to about a pint and a half of syrup.  Not a ton, but enough to enjoy and even share.  Making and >>More


April, 2013

This Week’s Adirondack Web Highlights


Winter Campers: 10 Essentials of Ötzi the Iceman Schroon Laker: Schroon Lake Legend Passes Colton: Local History, Theater Collaboration Corporate Counsel: APA’s James Townsend Profile Brian Mann: After Pledge Drive, Earning Our Keep Natural Selections: Pollen MoFYC: Tyranny, Freedom, Liberty, Hypocrites Coldengham: Colden Family Seat in Orange County Boat Maker: Why Oppose Public Waterways? Ed Kanze: Rail Over Trail Commentary On Friday afternoons Adirondack Almanack compiles » Continue Reading.


April, 2013

This Week’s Top Adirondack News Stories


Underground Power Line Moves Ahead Testing Revolt Underway in Saranac Lake Local 8th Grader’s Parody Makes WaPo Elizabethtown Bank Data Breach APA Approves Wild Walk New Gun Law Era Begins Wal-Mart’s Minimum Wage Deal Ti School Will Cut Jobs, Sports State Funding Municipal Gun Ranges Snirt Run Draws 3,000 On Friday afternoons Adirondack Almanack compiles for our readers the week’s top Adirondack news. You can » Continue Reading.




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