Almost every page of the July/August issue brought back beautiful memories of my homeland. Newcomb caught my eye in the “Ghost cats of the Adirondacks” as this is my hometown. I do believe a few cougars are out there as the habitat is perfect in so … [Read more...] about Mountain memories to treasure
Who releases exotic cats?
I just read your column on the phantom cougars of the Adirondacks [July/August 2010]. Almost every year I see a similar article, and invariably human sightings are blown off as misidentifications or purely imagination. Three or four years ago in … [Read more...] about Who releases exotic cats?
Natural beauty is economic asset
In response to your article on Fred Monroe of the Local Government Review Board (“Going against the green,” July/August): People like him are stuck in the 1950s. Does he think that any tourist is going to visit the Adirondacks and spend thousands of … [Read more...] about Natural beauty is economic asset
Deafening rally spoils weekend
I suppose, since the “Thunder in Old Forge” motorcycle festival must be a big moneymaker for the village, my comments will fall on deaf ears, but I have to vent! We have a camp on Raquette Lake, and there must have been hundreds of very loud … [Read more...] about Deafening rally spoils weekend
River access settled long ago
In 1893, William Seward Webb sued the state of New York for damages he claimed to have suffered from the flooding of the Beaver River, after the original dam was enlarged by the state. The higher water, said Webb, interfered with his ability to … [Read more...] about River access settled long ago
Don’t water down river rights
In Phil Brown’s good article on public-navigation rights, “A 20-Year Standstill,” in the May-June, 2010 issue, John Humbach’s concluding concerns about the bill that’s currently pending in the state legislature were right on the mark. If political … [Read more...] about Don’t water down river rights