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Franklin County legislature calls for rails with trails

February 5, 2016 The Franklin County Board of Legislators added its voice to the rail/trail debate Thursday, Feb. 4 by unanimously resolving that it supports keeping and upgrading the rail line. more »»

Big Tupper won’t open this season

February 4, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Despite the best efforts of a dedicated crew of volunteers, Big Tupper Ski Area will not open this season. more »»

Franklin County legislature calls for rails with trails

February 4, 2016 The Franklin County Board of Legislators added its voice to the rail/trail debate Thursday by unanimously resolving that it supports keeping and upgrading the rail line. more »»

Hiker who photographed keg found guilty in absentia

February 4, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A New York City area hiker who gained some infamy after his Facebook photos of a mountaintop keg party went viral has been found guilty of leading a group of more than 15 people. more »»

Expert: Route where ice climber fell is ‘notoriously thin’

February 4, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Ice climbing is an inherently dangerous sport, says local climbing legend Don Mellor. more »»

ADK shapes students into mountaineers

February 3, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The winter weather this year may be a joke, but learning to survive outdoors is still no laughing matter to students of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s annual Winter Mountaineering... more »»

Still waiting for winter to show its face

February 3, 2016 Although I still harbor dreams that a traditional winter will magically unfold across the local landscape, the reality of our current situation has become painfully obvious. more »»

McCulley: Old Mountain fight is about wider DEC-town road disputes

February 2, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Jim McCulley and his lawyer say the state Department of Environmental Conservation and its former commissioner Joe Martens overstepped legal bounds by overturning a 2009 ruling on Old... more »»

Joe Pete Wilson: Skiing and chuckling all the way

January 30, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — It all started when Joe Pete Wilson was a kid. His parents worked and lived in Lake Placid, where he was born, but they bought a farm in Keene when he was still a young’u. more »»

Man drowns after falling into Schroon Lake on snowshoes

January 29, 2016 SCHROON LAKE — A 66-year-old man was found dead after he snowshoed out onto Schroon Lake and fell into water that wasn’t frozen, according to the New York State Police. more »»

UP CLOSE: Full moon at Cascade

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The story behind the three-decade history of the Cascade Cross Country Ski Center’s Full Moon Party echoes the kind of classic two-part tale that comprises so much of what makes this... more »»

Town, village officials keep watchful eye on Mirror Lake ice

January 28, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Despite this winter’s warm weather, including rain showers earlier this week, the annual CAN/AM Pond Hockey Tournament on Mirror Lake from Jan. more »»

Hut-to-hut plan moves forward

January 27, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Trouble is brewing in the snow-whipped White Mountains of New Hampshire over the proposed location of a new hut that the Appalachian Mountain Club wants to build. more »»

Hardwater a source of fun, and sometimes cash

January 27, 2016 Finally it appears that winter has fully engulfed the Adirondacks. With temperatures well below zero, the lake ice can be heard moaning and groaning late into the night. more »»

Car sharing provides cheap trips for skiers, snowboarders

January 26, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Thanks to a new online car-sharing service dubbed Shredshare, Kim Dumo and a group of avid New York City area snowboarders escaped the blizzard and found their way to Whiteface Mountai... more »»

Late-leaving loons rescued from encroaching ice

January 26, 2016 RAY BROOK — Local loon rescuers have been kept busy this winter, despite the fact that most loons are typically gone from the area by the beginning of January. more »»

Flurry of activity on Mirror Lake

January 23, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A couple dozen people gathered atop 8 inches of Mirror Lake ice Friday afternoon outside the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, skating for the first time this season. more »»

Going to bat for bats

January 23, 2016 The northern long-eared bat was once a common sight in Adirondack evening skies, but it has become far less so in the last several years. more »»

 
 

 

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