Mar 29, 2013 — The number of volunteers in the region's emergency squads continues to plummet. As volunteers leave, paid staff often has to fill the gap. That's an added financial burden.
Officials in Warren and Washington counties said last week that, unless something is done to boost the number of volunteers, many of the squads in small, rural communities won't survive. Go to full article
Kristen Rohne, an educator with the Lake George Association, sieves for Asian clams during a lakewide survey completed in September 2012. Photo: Emily DeBolt, Lake George Association
Lake George, NY, Feb 25, 2013 — State Environment Commissioner Joe Martens was in in the North Country on Friday, unveiling $250,000 in new funds to help stop invasive species from reaching Lake George.
The money will go to help a local coalition pay for boat washing and inspection stations around the lake.
"We were able to tease out $250,000 extra for Lake George," Martens said.
"Depending on what the outcome is of this last fall's and next spring's program on the lake, we'll go back and see if we can't dedicate more funds to it." Go to full article
The Ticonderoga, NY Post Office. Many rural post offices across the North Country may reduce their hours to save money, and Saturday home delivery is also likely to be eliminated. Photo: Linda Osborne via Jimmy Emerson, CC some rights reserved
Feb 18, 2013 — A multimillion dollar legal battle that simmered for half a decade in the North Country is finally winding to a close.
Four counties - including Albany, Rensselaer, Warren, and Washington - have agreed to settle a dispute with the Hudson River Black River Regulating district over who should pay for flood control efforts. Go to full article