Ray Brook, NY, Feb 15, 2013 — A plan by the Adirondack Park Agency to streamline permit applications for large-scale clearcut logging sparked fierce debate yesterday.
Supporters of the plan say it will encourage loggers and landowners to adopt better harvesting practices. At the APA's monthly meeting in Ray Brook, some commissioners spoke passionately in favor of the change.
Montpelier, VT, Feb 15, 2013 — After three days of intense debate, the Vermont state Senate passed an end-of-life bill that will now make its way to the House. The bill is substantially changed. It addresses liability of doctors and caregivers, but doesn't say much about state requirements or palliative care. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Feb 15, 2013 — SUNY Canton's interim president Carli Schiffner is resigning her post after six months on the job. In a press release, SUNY Central in Albany says she is taking another position in Washington state, where her parents live. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 15, 2013 — A government reform group is calling for a state ethics panel report to be made public, one day after the panel investigating charges against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez... Go to full article
Chestertown, NY, Feb 15, 2013 — John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend. Temperatures are... Go to full article
Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb 15, 2013 — Saratoga Springs is known for its mineral springs, race track and Revolutionary War battles, but it's also a popular gathering spot for those who love social dancing. ... Go to full article