About two dozen people filled the meeting room in the North Elba Town Hall in Lake Placid Thursday evening to hear about and ask questions about the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan for an Adirondack rail-trail plan.
A number of issues affecting the Adirondacks are pending in New York state agencies. Other will be affected by the recently passed budget. Environmental and municipal advocates discuss key priorities they say need to be addressed.
The Northeast ski season, for the most part, has ended and people are now focused on planting gardens and swimming. The season began strong, tapered off and then saw a resurgence of natural snowfall. Looking back, experts say the ski season appears to have been better than average for the region’s resorts.
Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott's office says his proposal to have teachers negotiate their health care benefits with the state, rather than their local school district can still become law despite being rejected by the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Every 20 years, New Yorkers are given the opportunity for a constitutional convention. A referendum will be on the ballot in November asking voters if one should be held. Groups are lining up on each side. Several environmental organizations are opposed to the convention because they are concerned that a key protection for the Adirondacks and Catskills could be eliminated.
A report issued this month assesses the changing salinity of freshwater lakes. It finds increased sodium chloride in the North American lakes studied, most likely caused by using salt to de-ice roadways.
This will be the 60th year that a museum in Blue Mountain Lake opens its doors to showcase Adirondack history. Now, as it begins its sixth decade, the Adirondack Museum is being rebranded with a new name, logo and a new 19,000-square foot interactive exhibition. Executive Director David Kahn explains why the museum’s new name is the “Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake.”
The man for whom the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine is named has died at age 99 in California. Officials at the UVM Larner College of Medicine are remembering Dr. Robert Larner as a humble and generous benefactor who wanted students to benefit from his philanthropy.
SPARCC, or Substance Abuse and Recovery of Clinton County, was formed in 2016 to raise public awareness and enhance opioid addiction prevention efforts in the North Country. The group is now seeking volunteers to tell their addiction stories in hopes of getting more people into recovery and eliminating stigma.
This past week, Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott celebrated his 100th day in office and outlined his accomplishments so far. Vermonters elect the governor and lieutenant governor separately. David Zuckerman is a Progressive/Democrat in his first term as Lieutenant Governor. During a break in Senate sessions, he told WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that during his first 100 days he’s worked to get more people, especially youth, involved in the political process.