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Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pats0n/4231123374/"> Alexander Safonov</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Alexander Safonov, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Video which appeared to show shark in Lake Ontario an elaborate hoax

TORONTO - It turns out a video which had many wondering whether a shark was lurking in the waters of Lake Ontario was all an elaborate marketing ploy.

Discovery Canada, which is owned by broadcasting giant Bell Media, says a finned creature which momentarily surfaced while three men fished off a dock was in fact a life-like prosthetic model of a shark.  Go to full article
Vermont state flag. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/2742173322/">J Stephen Conn</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont state flag. Photo: J Stephen Conn, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont asked if it could house young immigrants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Obama administration has asked Vermont whether it can house immigrant children who have crossed into the United States over the Mexican border.

Gov. Peter Shumlin's office says that it's willing to investigate locations and logistical requirements and work with them "to determine if Vermont would be an appropriate host state."  Go to full article
The Essex Chain of Lakes. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy
The Essex Chain of Lakes. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy

NY extends Essex Chain Lakes comment period

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation is giving the public an additional seven days to comment on the management plans for the Essex Chain Lakes and nearby snowmobile trail in the Adirondacks.

The plan for the Essex Chain Lakes near Newcomb proposes to allow mountain bikes on some woods roads, allow seasonal motorized access for big game hunting, construct parking areas and designate canoe carries.  Go to full article
One of the NY-21 GOP candidates, Elise Stefanik (left), and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos
One of the NY-21 GOP candidates, Elise Stefanik (left), and Democratic candidate Aaron Woolf. NCPR file photos

NY-21: Woolf has funding edge over Stefanik for Congress

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal campaign finance records show Republican Elise Stefanik at a disadvantage against Democrat Aaron Woolf after a bruising primary fight in northern New York's 21st Congressional District.

A report covering the period from June 5 to June 30 shows she has about $152,000 in cash on hand compared to almost $760,000 for Woolf.  Go to full article

Parents charged after 2-year-old found on road

HORICON, N.Y. (AP) Authorities have charged the parents of a 2-year-old girl with endangering the welfare of a child after a motorist found the toddler walking along an Adirondack road at night.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that state police say a motorist spotted the girl around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday along Route 8 in the Warren County town of Horicon, 70 miles north of Albany.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/">Tracy Olsen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Tracy Olsen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont candidates report campaign cash

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Campaign finance reports show that incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised more than $93,000 for his campaign this reporting period.

Republican candidate for governor, Scott Milne of Pomfret, has logged contributions of more than $20,000 by the Tuesday reporting deadline.  Go to full article
Photo: Mark Kurtz
Photo: Mark Kurtz

Fort Drum welcomes 300 soldiers home from Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) About 300 soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division are back with their families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were welcomed back to Fort Drum in northern New York in a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon. It's the second group of 3rd Brigade Combat Team members to return home out of about 2,100 deployed to Regional Command-East to help develop the Afghan National Security Forces.  Go to full article
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/altuwa/3407961265/">Sébastien Barré</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: Sébastien Barré, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Albany-area buildings chosen for re-use project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A historic preservation organization is launching an effort aimed at finding new uses for the many vacant industrial buildings dotting upstate New York communities.

The Preservation League of New York says it's working with the Troy Architectural Program to create development and rehabilitation plans for several industrial buildings as part of the Industrial Heritage Reuse Project.  Go to full article
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein

Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) Ax throwing is encouraged in lumberjack class.

The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School is being held this summer amid the tall pines and placid waters of Paul Smith's College in New York. Despite the course's name, there are no bushy beards and no flannel shirts.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Railroads detail crude oil train numbers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) CSX Transportation says it hauls an average of 20 to 35 trains a week loaded with crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region across 17 upstate New York counties en route to coastal refineries.

Canadian Pacific says it hauls an average of five to nine crude oil trains a week through five counties from the Canadian border to Schoharie County.  Go to full article

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