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Time to bask in the early-season warmth

April 13, 2016 As the weather warms and the birds and flowers return, don’t forget to take some time to get outside. Research indicates the time we spend outdoors makes us feel better, inside and out. more »»

More wildfires could come, despite precautions

April 13, 2016 Fourteen years ago, I was working as a watershed steward for Paul Smith’s College, which involved a fair amount of reading and listening to the radio. more »»

Birch sap study gets juices flowing

April 6, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — “It’s science, but on a yummy scale,” Paul Smith’s College student Chloe Mattilio laughed Monday afternoon as she talked about a new study she and other students are conducting. more »»

Cold opener to the trout season

April 6, 2016 Despite the unique opportunity to fish the lakes and ponds on the opening day of the trout season, the hype was more than the bite. more »»

Rail bike business is expanding

April 4, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A local rail bike company used to be one of a kind in the United States. Now the success of its first year has spawned not only its own expansion plans but some competition as well. more »»

Utica, Oneida County boards support Ad’k Scenic Railroad

April 4, 2016 The Oneida County Board of Legislators and the City of Utica Common Council have passed identical resolutions opposing the state’s plan to remove tracks at the northern end of its Adirondack railroad. more »»

Reel Paddling Film Festival returns to LPCA

April 1, 2016 LAKE?PLACID — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Adirondack Lakes and Trails are co-hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival on Friday, April 8 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

NYS DEC releases recreation plan for Kushaqua Tract

March 31, 2016 ONCHIOTA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation recently released its final recreation plan for the nearly 20,000-acre Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement near Onchiota and Loon Lake,... more »»

Loons returning and resilient

March 30, 2016 With spring comes many familiar sounds: the chirp of woodland frogs; the squeals of kids playing outside again; and the haunting call of the common loon. more »»

Oh, to be as old and steady as a tree

March 30, 2016 As I enter my sixth decade on this planet, I’ve become increasingly interested in the past. more »»

Ranger search for MacNaughton hiker was dangerous

March 24, 2016 RAY BROOK — Three state forest rangers were miles from assistance, hiking down an unnamed stream on a trailless mountain, when one of them fell through some ice into the freezing water below, soakin... more »»

Despite lung cancer, man and son tackle 46 High Peaks together

March 24, 2016 The plan, Dave Clark says, is to start anew every three weeks. Every time, it begins on a hospital bed and ends atop an Adirondack High Peak. more »»

Outdoorsman loved to visit Union Falls, where he died

March 24, 2016 A 57-year-old fisherman who died this week will be remembered fondly, according to family and friends. more »»

Scenic trail makes headway in Adirondacks

March 23, 2016 The association behind a new national scenic trail released its annual progress report last week, and it highlights the Adirondack portion of the trail that will eventually run from Crown Point... more »»

Lessons learned amid ever-present, unpredictable dangers

March 23, 2016 I’m kind of cold weather guy, and I freely admit it. I suppose it’s due to my ancestors, who were hardy Irishmen that battled the cold North Sea winds that swept across the Emerald Isle. more »»

Despite terminal lung cancer, man and his son set out to become 46ers together

March 18, 2016 The plan, Dave Clark says, is to start anew every three weeks. Every time, it begins on a hospital bed and ends atop an Adirondack High Peak. more »»

An easy walk to a spectacular view

March 16, 2016 INDIAN LAKE — It’s not too often that a new trail opens up in the Adirondacks, but when the state acquires something as beautiful as OK Slip Falls, it has to get a trail in place quickly because... more »»

Waiting for the turn of seasons

March 16, 2016 Although the mountaintops are still snow-capped and ice still secures the lakes and ponds, there are already numerous signs that indicate the spring season will soon be underway. more »»

A hard day for schoolmates of boy killed by boulder

March 14, 2016 Connor McLaughlin had made friends quickly in his first year at Greenwich Middle Grade School, and his classmates had a hard time Monday dealing with his death the day before. more »»



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