Adirondacks

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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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

North Country Officials Optimistic Following State of State

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Pat Arnow

Governor Andrew Cuomo presented a broad agenda in his State of the State address on Wednesday. North Country officials were pleased with the Governor’s focus on the upstate economy and tourism.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Adirondack Park Agency Delays Logging Rules

The Adirondack Park Agency has delayed action on a simplified permit process for clear-cutting Adirondack forest tracts of more than 25 acres.

Under a new General Permit proposal, the Adirondack Park Agency says a simplified silvicultural treatment that “meets jurisdictional clearcutting thresholds” would encourage sustainable forestry practices.   Protect the Adirondacks is one of several environmental groups that wants the state agency to reject the proposal. Executive Director Peter Bauer says the APA has not proven a new permit process is needed.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Environmental Group Proposes New Adirondack Wilderness Area

An Adirondack View
Credit WAMC

An environmental group is proposing that more than half of the Adirondack land purchased by the state this past summer be classified wilderness.

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New York News
4:40 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Tests Confirm NY Professor Contracted Hantavirus

Lab tests have confirmed that a New York professor contracted the potentially deadly hantavirus during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks.

A spokeswoman for Stony Brook University on Long Island said Monday the results were confirmed late last week. Doctors suspected the university professor contracted the disease after an August camping trip.

The professor has since recovered.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Report Assesses Actions Pertaining to Adirondack Park

Adirondack View
WAMC

The Adirondack Council has released their annual State of the Park report, reviewing the actions of individuals, agencies and lawmakers and the subsequent impact on the 6-million acre Adirondack Park.

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