Rabbi Eli Hersh, right, talks with Paul Pillis of Gabriels at the Paul Smith's College VIC Tuesday. Also pictured are Hersh's father-in-law, Sam Bojman, and his daughter Bryna. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Apr 04, 2014 — A downstate rabbi plans to turn the former Camp Gabriels prison in Franklin County into a summer camp for Orthodox Jewish boys.
That plan was outlined to local residents Tuesday at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Rabbi Eli Hersh of Spring Valley said between 150 and 250 boys from Orthodox Jewish communities, mostly in the New York City area, would attend the seven-week camp.
There are still unanswered questions about what the property will be used for the rest of the year, but town of Brighton residents welcomed the prison's new owner to the community. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2014 — John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.
Expect seasonable temperatures in the Adirondacks with a chance of rain, freezing rain, and light snow. Although this precipitation is not expected to pose a threat of flooding, it will keep trails wet and slushy, especially in the afternoons. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2014 — The public will get its first look next week at the plan to convert a now shuttered state prison near Paul Smiths into a summer camp and year-round educational retreat. ... Go to full article
Mar 26, 2014 — New York state is sending hundreds of letters to homeowners in Long Lake offering to settle land claims as part of the "Township 40" deal approved by voters last November.... Go to full article
Mar 26, 2014 — In the Adirondack Attic series, with Andy Flynn, NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the... Go to full article