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A DEC Forester Serves In Iraq's Desert

Most of the DEC's staffing cuts followed tight state budgets, triggered by the 9/11 terror attacks and the recession. But some key projects have also been affected by the war in Iraq. A North Country member of the National Guard was developing a unit management plan for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest, one of the Adirondacks' most popular areas. Then he was called up by the National Guard. He spoke recently with Major Eric Olsen.  Go to full article

DEC Shortfalls Affect Adirondacks, Businesses

In the Adirondacks, business owners, environmental activists, and DEC employees say lack of funding and personnel affects local projects. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Ironman: Cool Temps, New Records, New Champs

Perfect weather greeted nearly two thousand athletes yesterday in Lake Placid for the sixth annual Ironman competition. Britain's Simon Lessing and Australia's Kate Major won the race, setting new course records and beating some of the race's top veterans. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Chaplain Maj. Eric Olsen

Iraq Diary, Pt. 14: For Soldiers, Death is a Borderline Between Two Cultures

Over the last four months, Major Eric Olsen has been sending audio diaries home from Iraq. Olsen is a National Guard chaplain from Saranac Lake. Often, his accounts have...  Go to full article
From "The Privately Owned Adirondacks"

The Privately Owned Adirondacks Caps a Writing Career

For more than thirty years, Barbara McMartin has been one of the Adirondack Park's leading thinkers and conservationists. Though often controversial, McMartin is more than a...  Go to full article
Antiques appraiser Ted Comstock

Antiques Expert Leads Book Appraisal Fair in Saranac Lake

How much is that Wordsworth worth? Saranac Lake antiques expert Ted Comstock will lead a book appraisal fair Thursday evening in the bakery at the Hotel Saranac (4-7pm). ...  Go to full article
Zebra mussels from Lake George Source: LGA

Zebra Mussels Found In Lake George

A pro-environment group says a new colony of invasive zebra mussels has been found in Lake George. Zebra mussels have already damaged ecosystems in Lake Champlain and the...  Go to full article
Ross Whaley

APA Chair Ross Whaley: Everyday Challenges, Future Visions

Ross Whaley came to the Adirondack Park Agency last September from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. He was president at ESF for 16 years,...  Go to full article
Purple Loosestrife

Looking to the Environment Beyond the Garden

Invasive species are a growing problem in the north country. From purple loosestrife to Eurasian watermilfoil, alien plants are reshaping the region's environment. Gardeners...  Go to full article

Democrat for Congress Kicks Off Campaign

The long-shot Democratic candidate for John McHugh's seat in Congress officially kicked off his campaign from the steps of the courthouse in Lowville yesterday. As David...  Go to full article

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