The New York State Archives Partnership Trust is set to honor author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed the 2021 Empire State Archives and History Award on May 18, both virtually and in person, at the University Club of Albany. [Read more…] about Annette Gordon-Reed To Receive Empire State Archives and History Award
The NYS Writers Institute is hosting the premiere of local historian and filmmaker Don Rittner’s new film “Karen or Bust” on Saturday, May 1st, during the Albany Film Festival. [Read more…] about New Don Rittner Film Being Premiered at Albany Film Festival
State Police continue to investigate the discovery of skeletal remains of an unidentified man found 34 years ago in North Elba in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Identity of Body Found in Adirondacks in 1986 Still A Mystery
The State Fiscal Year 2021-22 Budget signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo includes legislation that now allows youth ages 12 and 13 to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow under the supervision of an experienced adult hunter in upstate counties that opt-in to participate. [Read more…] about New Regs Allow Tweens To Hunt Big Game
Hunters in New York killed an estimated 253,990 deer during the 2020-21 hunting seasons, an increase of 13 percent from last year, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced. [Read more…] about 2020-21 Deer Hunting Statistics Released
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond: Lost Child, Illegal Fires, Injured Lake George Hiker
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced proposed changes to whelk harvesting regulations in New York’s Marine and Coastal District. DEC is seeking to adopt a minimum size limit for whelk to protect immature females in the population and increase their potential to reach reproductive maturity. The proposal is available for public comment until June 21, 2021. [Read more…] about DEC Plans Changes to Whelk Harvesting Rules
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race is set to return to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks on Saturday, May 8th. [Read more…] about ‘Round the Mountain Canoe, Kayak Race Set For May 8th
Fort Ticonderoga has announced a two-day living history event “No Quarter” where reenactors will recreate the American capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, set for May 8th and 9th. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga ‘No Quarter’ 2-Day Living History Event May 8-9
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It was 1778, and the recent American victory at Saratoga had netted the U.S a powerful ally in France. Many, including General George Washington, presumed France’s entrance into the war meant independence was just around the corner.
Meanwhile, having lost an entire army at Saratoga, Great Britain pivoted to a “southern strategy.” The army would henceforth seek to regain its southern colonies, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, a highly profitable segment of its pre-war American empire. [Read more…] about Winning Independence: The Decisive Years 1778-1781