Environment

Local Companies Support Response to Superstorm Sandy

Price Chopper andAlbany’s WNYT-TV have teamed up to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The two saying “Your Help Counts:Sandy’ campaign comes to the aid of those affected. The two have launched a fundraising pin up campaign for the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastation inNew York and beyond. Price Chopper will match…

Those “Fracking” Storms and their affect on Drilling for Gas

NEW YORK (November 1st, 2012) – Critics of fracking for natural gas say future “superstorms” like Sandy could wreak havoc at drilling sites if New York approves the controversial procedure. Many climate experts say the forecast is for more frequent and more severe weather events like the one that hammered the eastern U.S. recently. At…

Snowmobile Association supports ARTA Rail Conversion

The New York Snowmobile Association has passed a resolution to support ARTA and the Trail conversion on the Travel Corridor, that is the backing of well over 50,000 members State wide and taps into a much larger portion of the over $245,000,000 in economic benefit from snowmobiles in just the Adirondacks. Even Beaver River, the only…

Tracking Hurricane Sandy – Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy is on course to hit the East Coast and New York State in the coming days. In preparation for the storm’s potential impact, Governor Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help mobilize resources to local governments and rapid response efforts. New Yorkers should make sure they have a storm emergency kit…

Tracking Hurricane Sandy – The “Frankenstorm”

Saranac Lake Prepares for the blow Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen again as the storm merges with a weather system in the west and creates a “Super Storm” heading up the east coast. Right now, it’s expected to deal a powerful blow to most of PA…

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DEC Asks Hunters for Help Locating Colin Gillis

New York State Police and DEC Forest Rangers are asking hunters and others bushwhacking in the woods in the town of Piercefield and the town of Tupper Lake to look for and report signs of Colin Gillis.   Colin Gillis was last seen on March 10th  walking on State Route 3 between the communities ofTupperLake…

New Jay Mountain Hiking Trail Ready for Use in the Adirondacks

DEC COMPLETES TRAIL TO RIDGE OF JAY MOUNTAIN Trail Provides Easier and Safer Access to the Mountain*s Summit The newly constructed 2.5-mile trail to the summit of Jay Mountain is complete and available for public use, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. The trail bypasses the steep…

Driving the Saranac Lake Village Beach to Lake Flower hits first Road Block

The concept of moving the Saranac Lake Village Beach to Lake Flower began in June with a facebook site called “Lake Flower Beach Return” and in less than 19 hours, brought in over 3,000 members… and a core group of supporters are meeting regularly. That group includes  Phil Griffin who runs the website Bunk’s Place…

Mountain Biking and Glades in Saranac Lake

There’s a new Mountain Biking Initiative in Lake Placid and Wilmington, The organization is called BETA – and according to Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott, they’re doing a lot of work on the concept of building mountain biking trails in Saranac Lake..  The group has a meeting scheduled with the DEC shortly to…

Funds for Rare Songbird Going South

A New Approach to Protecting a Rare Songbird An alliance of North American scientists and conservationists is taking the unusual step of funding a team of Dominican biologists to work in the migratory songbird’s Caribbean wintering habitat. The Bicknell’s Thrush Habitat Protection Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust has awarded a $5,000 grant to Grupo…

Adirondack Council Releases 2012 State of the Adirondack Park Report

2012,  A YEAR OF EXTREMES FOR THE ADIRONDACK PARK ALBANY, N.Y. – The Adirondack Park was subjected to a barrage of extreme outside influences over the past 12 months, some of which devastated small communities and public natural resources, while others brought unprecedented good news to park residents and visitors, the Adirondack Council noted in…

A Question of Snow Fencing in Tupper Lake

The Village of Tupper Lake Board Meeting is chaired on Monday Evening by Leon LeBlanc.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun was called to the passing of Rose Rosky who passed away at the age of 86 at her home on Sunday. Paul had been Rose’s Caretaker for many years and while he was able to…

K&J Show – Heating Assistance in the North Country

HEAP – Provides help in many different forms for people in need of assistance heating their homes in the winter. They work with NYSERDA and other organizations to help facilitate a solution to the financial burdens related to heating your home in the winter and in some cases will help pay for the regular delivery…

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EmPower New York – Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades from NYSERDA

If you live in the North Country, you may want to take advantage of a free program being offered Through a NYSERDA “EmpowerNew York” Program…. program will provide for a consultant to come in and check the energy efficiency of heat loss in your homes… Empower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions for income-eligible…

K&J – Baby Steps for The Lake Flower Beach Committee

The Lake Flower Beach Committee June 2012 will no doubt mark the beginning of the newest effort to bring the beach back toLakeFlower.. It started with a facebook site called “Lake Flower Beach Return” and in less than 19 hours, brought in over 3,000 members…  Shawn Boyer..  He’s leading a group of residents who are…

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Montreal Earthquake felt in Tri-Lakes

A small earthquake was felt in The Tri Lakes Region early Wednesday Morning… Canada’s CBC TV reports the epicenter about 23 miles North Northeast of the Montreal region.. Allison Bent  is a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada .. She  says it was a magnitude 4.5 quake with no reports of damage, although it did create…

Maple Funding for The Wild Center / Freight

  Senators Charles Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand, Along with Congressman Owens Announce NBRC Funding for TheWildCenter-PaulSmithsCollegeMaple Project.. Senator Schumer says “The NBRC funding is a sweet success for the Northern New York Maple project..” and he says “The Wild Center, with partners at Paul Smiths College and Cornell, stands ready and able to unleash the…

Those “Fracking” Environmentalists – DEC Stands Firm

Looking for Meaning in NY “Fracking” Restart NEW YORK – Advocates on all sides of the hydraulic fracturing debate in New York say that Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to be more specific about the Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to restart regulatory rule-making for the controversial gas-drilling process. Katherine Nadaeau, water and natural resources program…

Adirondack Mountain Club Releases New Paddling Guidebook

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Lost Pond Press have released “Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures,” a full-color guidebook that offers recommendations for canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. Written by Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, the guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more…

ARISE – Saying Goodbye to a dream..

TUPPER LAKE  (09/25/12) –   Big Tupper Ski Area has been forced to close.  ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley was joined by members of the Board, as well as managers and volunteers of the Big Tupper Ski Area, at P-2′s Pub in Tupper Lake. LaValley said that the community of Tupper Lake and Big Tupper supporters…

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