Adirondacks

New York News
12:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

APA Commissioner Recommends Delay on Adirondack Land Classification

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, NY
Credit Mwanner at en.wikipedia

It may be a few more months before the state agency that oversees the Adirondack Park decides the classification of newly obtained lands in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Groups Seeking Common Ground on Adirondack Issues to Meet

The seventh annual meeting of the Common Ground Alliance of the Adirondacks will be held on Thursday.

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North Country News
9:00 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

NY Opens 2 Areas for Upper Hudson Paddlers

Winslow Homer: The Rapids, Hudson River, Adirondacks
Credit Botaurus/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

New York conservation officials have established two new areas to access the Forest Preserve on recently purchased public land in the central Adirondacks, effectively opening more than a dozen miles of the upper Hudson River to canoeists.

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North Country News
9:00 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

NY Opens 2 Areas for Upper Hudson Paddlers

Winslow Homer: The Rapids, Hudson River, Adirondacks
Credit Botaurus/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

New York conservation officials have established two new areas to access the Forest Preserve on recently purchased public land in the central Adirondacks, effectively opening more than a dozen miles of the upper Hudson River to canoeists.

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New York News
7:10 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Adirondacks Showcased in Albany

Adirondack view
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Adirondacks came to life at the state capitol in Albany Monday as a wide sector of interests were showcased during Adirondack Day.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Adirondack Snowmobile Trail Lawsuit Allowed To Continue

Seventh Lake Connector Trail
Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Protect the Adirondacks has received permission from the New York State Appellate Court to continue with a lawsuit challenging a state snowmobile trail building plan in the Adirondack Park.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

NYS Loses Federal Grant Funds for Land Acquisition

An Adirondack pond
Credit WAMC Photo

New York State has lost a two-and-a-half million dollar federal grant that would have helped pay for the acquisition of an Adirondack land tract.  The state says it can’t afford the cost share, and the Adirondack Council points to that as a reason to increase funding to the Environmental Protection Fund.

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New York News
1:15 am
Thu January 31, 2013

New York Rangers Say Rescued Hikers Unprepared for Trek

Credit WAMC

State forest rangers say they had to rescue two men who started a nearly 40-mile hike in the Adirondack High Peaks while improperly clothed for the below freezing conditions and carrying only two bagels and one canteen of water.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Three Adirondack Men Receive Highest Boy Scout Heroism Award

Credit WAMC

A heroism medal that is rarely handed out by the Boy Scouts of America has been presented to three men in the Adirondacks. 

A formal Court of Honor was held at Paul Smiths’ College to recognize the efforts of three scouts who rescued one man, and attempted to rescue a second, following a whitewater kayaking accident in the Adirondacks in October 2011.  Dave Tallman presented the trio the highest medal of heroism from the Boy Scouts of America.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

A.G. Announces Grant Funding to Mitigate Adirondack Acid Rain Damage

an Adirondack Pond
Credit WAMC

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced a new grant program designed to mitigate the effects of acid rain in Adirondack water bodies.

The 400-thousand dollar Adirondack Acid Rain Recovery grant program has been created as part of a multi-state legal settlement with Cinergy, formerly Duke Energy, over Clean Air Act violations.  Jeremy Magliaro,  an environmental policy analyst with the New York Attorney General’s office, says the funds are intended to hasten lake and stream recovery from acid rain deposition.

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