Dec 12, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Another round of lake-effect storms is expected to dump an additional 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of western and northern New York where some towns already are buried from earlier storms.
The National Weather Service says bands of storms coming off eastern Lake Ontario are expected to drop up to 11/2 feet of snow Thursday across the Tug Hill Plateau area in northern Oswego, southeastern Jefferson and Lewis counties. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2013 — The Adirondack Park Agency has begun final deliberations into the future of the Finch Pruyn timberlands.
Roughly 40.000 acres in the central Adirondacks are slated to be classified tomorrow, with state officials pushing for creation of a big new wilderness area along the upper Hudson River. Also in the works is a new motor-free paddling area on the Essex Chain of Lakes.
At the start of yesterday's session, APA executive director Terry Martino called the conservation effort "historic." She praised the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, which engineered the massive deal, first unveiled in 2007.
Some aspects of the Finch classification plan remain controversial, including a plan to build a snowmobile bridge over the wild Cedar River. But the big story this week may be how amicable this process has been, with far less drama and bitterness than in previous years. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) The Adirondack Park Agency has expanded its monthly meeting to three days rather than the usual two this month, to make time for discussion of land-use plans for new Forest Preserve tracts in the central Adirondacks.
The meeting Wednesday through Friday in Ray Brook will include discussion of the alternatives for classifying the Essex Chain, Indian River, and OK Slip Falls tracts. The commission is scheduled to vote on the classification on Friday. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — The town of Cape Vincent, in Jefferson County, has been divided over a proposed wind farm for a decade. The latest company to pursue the project is BP. But now, with a... Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — Type E Botulism, a disease caused by a toxic bacteria, is back in Lake Ontario. And over the last month or so, it's killed several hundred loons, ducks and other birds.... Go to full article
Dec 10, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking landowners to help with a wild turkey study aimed at improving management of the game... Go to full article
Dec 09, 2013 — The Adirondack Park Agency plans to vote this week on land classification for thousands of acres of former Finch Pruyn timber land. Details of the proposal were unveiled on... Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Dec 06, 2013 — Snowy Owls from the arctic tundra are setting up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal range. Bird-watchers are reporting snowy owl... Go to full article
Dec 06, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent Arctic birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and... Go to full article