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Small town vs. big chain  

Many Old Forge residents contend a proposed Dollar General store would be out of place in their community.

Battle on the waters 

Watchdog organizations have checked the spread of invasive species in some lakes, but the war is far from over.

Raising Kane  

A small mountain in the southern Adirondacks offers splendid views from its fire tower, but first you have to find it.

Challenging gravity  

Each spring, cyclists race up Whiteface
Mountain—eleven miles, 3,500 feet of climbing. They say it’s fun.

A trail of questions  

The skier who disappeared from Whiteface and ended up in California days later still does not recall what happened.

Watching out for wildlife 

Scientists in the Northeast are looking at “critter shelves” and other means for animals to cross highways safely.

Tupper project advances

The developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort are building a road, talking to potential investors, and settling debts.

Victory for towns 

Lawmakers reject a gubernatorial proposal that would have changed the way the state pays taxes on the Forest Preserve.

Iowa Pacific wants out  

The railroad that got heat for storing empty tank cars is now offering to sell its line to the state for $5 million.

Rail-trail revival  

The Adirondack Park Agency seeks to amend its regulations to allow the state to tear up thirty-four miles of track.

Alpine flora at risk 

Fragile plants are doing well on some summits, but they continue to disappear on a number of other peaks.

Shanty not too shabby 

A small cliff overlooking the East Branch of the Sacandaga has something for climbers of all abilities.



Brief Bio   




It’s Debatable   


On the Wild Side  


Views of the Park  

Naturalist’s Lens   

Book Reviews   

Book Explorer   

Outdoor Skills