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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid today, making a couple of announcements. First, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports, the governor unveiled a new biotech partnership between the state, Clarkson University in Potsdam, and the Trudeau...
Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own from...
Happy Friday! It seems to be sunny today, at least in Canton, and it looks like we may at least see sun for the next couple days to come. So hooray! Lots in the news today: I blogged earlier this week about Canton and Potsdam’s tentative...
Good Friday to you! (It’s not actually Good Friday, but I hope you’re having a good one.) Today in the news, North Country Congressman Bill Owens’ amendment to the $38.9 billion Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill...
Happy Monday! Sure, it’s cold and grey (at least here in Canton), but perhaps a lovely glass of North Country wine would help? David Sommerstein reports today on the growing industry (hearty grapes, people!), centered in Clinton County. We...
News stories tagged with "outdoor-recreation"
Dec 29, 2003 — Last week, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released its draft comprehensive snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. If approved, the plan would reshape one of the region's most popular sports - and affect the North Country's booming snowmobile tourism industry. Marth Foley talks with Brian Mann, who's been covering this story, about the plan. Go to full article
Dec 25, 2003 — With the Christmas holidays, the snowmobile season is underway in the North Country. It's a popular sport for many locals -- and it's also big business. Brian Mann spoke recently with JR Risley, supervisor in town of Inlet. Inlet sits on the edge of the Moose River Plains, one of the Adirondack Park's most popular snowmobile destinations. Go to full article
Dec 24, 2003 — Late yesterday, the Pataki administration released a landmark plan for snowmobiles in the Adirondacks. State conservation officials say the proposal would create a new snowmobile network, connecting towns and villages across the Park. Most of the revamped trail system would cross the forest preserve, though some routes would be shifted to private land. As Brian Mann reports, snowmobilers and environmentalists were quick to attack the draft plan. Both sides say the proposal offers too little information. Go to full article
Dec 22, 2003 — Lake Placid's "Ultimate Bumps & Jumps" competition aired Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports. The two-day competition held at Whiteface Mountain featured some of the best free skiers in the U-S. Brian Mann dropped by to watch some of the acrobatics and sends this postcard. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2003 — New York state will pay roughly 900 thousand dollars to preserve a big chunk of open space in the Lake George basin. The deal announced Tuesday will protect thirteen hundred acres around Northwest Bay, in the town of Bolton. The land is adjacent to the Pharoah Lake Wilderness Area. There are already three miles of hiking trails on the property, including a path to Pole Hill Pond, a pristine spring-fed lake. Gov. George Patki said the conservation effort would improve the health of the Lake George eco-system. The deal was brokered by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Brian Mann spoke with Lynn Schuman, the Conservancy's executive director. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency held its monthly meeting last week in Lake Placid. The two-day session drew little attention, in part because very little happened. The agenda was so light that APA chairman Ross Whaley raised the idea of shortening some future meetings to a single day. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say too many issues are being handled by the Park Agency's staff, without public review by commissioners. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2003 — The landscape now is a bare collage of browns, purples and grays; no blazing orange or lush canopies of green. But there's still plenty to see if you look. Commentator Susie Woods found reason for thanksgiving one Saturday not long ago. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2003 — After days of frosty temperatures and steady snowfall, the Adirondack ski season opens in earnest this weekend. Whiteface and Gore Mountain will be open; so will the Verizon Cross Country Ski Course. Brian Mann spoke with Sandy Caligiore, spokesman for the Olympic Regional Development Authorty, about the prospects for this year's season. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2003 — State police say a propane-delivery truck has been pulled from the icy Ausable River near Lake Placid. An accident yesterday afternoon forced officials to shut down Rt. 86 for much of the day. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article