After ruling, DEC releases updated tree-cutting policy

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SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced the finalization of its new Forest Work Plan Policy on Sept. 6. This policy, also known as Commissioner’s Policy 78, replaces the DEC’s previous forest preserve tree-cutting policy and comes two years after the ...

Submission period open for teen writing anthology

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SARANAC LAKE — Submissions are open for the 2024 Wild Words Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology, presented by the Adirondack Center for Writing. This print publication is designed to be a place for teens living in the North Country to publish their creative writing. A public book launch is ...

Volunteers sought to help breast cancer survivors

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The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is expanding its volunteer corps to include breast cancer survivors throughout New York state. Previously, volunteers had to live in the New York metropolitan area, where the hotline is located. The Adelphi hotline was ...

DEC announces start of small game seasons in New York

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ALBANY — State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos this week announced that most small game hunting seasons open on Saturday, Oct. 1, across New York. “From waterfowl and upland game birds to squirrels, rabbits, and more, there are abundant opportunities ...

ORDA plans fall festivals at Olympic venues


LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority recently announced the return of two upcoming fall festivals on back-to-back weekends — Oktoberfest and the Flaming Leaves Festival — and the the World Figure and Fancy Skating ...

Dimming the sky glow

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LAKE PLACID — Many residents saw the village’s planned overnight power outage last week as a necessary inconvenience, just as kids were going back to school. Others saw the stars. And they liked it. “When Main Street went out, you saw the stars beautifully standing right in the ...