View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, has announced a watercolor show featuring artists of the Central New York Watercolor Society, on display from July 24th through September 19th, 2021. [Read more…] about Central NY Watercolor Society Show Opens In Old Forge Saturday
The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has invited Adirondack anglers to participate in its “Lead Tackle Buy Back Program” to protect Common Loons from lead poisoning. Anglers can trade in their lead sinkers and jigs this summer by bringing them to any of the eight participating retailers around the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Adk Loon Center Offers Lead Tackle Buy-Back Program
The May 4th, 2021, decision by the New York Court of Appeals ruled that Class II Community Connector Snowmobile Trails violated Article 14, Section 1, of the New York Constitution.
This ruling capped an eight-year legal challenge by Protect the Adirondacks against the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA). In the end, eight of the twelve judges who looked at the evidence found that Class II trails were unconstitutional. [Read more…] about Suggestions In Wake of Historic Adirondack Legal Decision
This year we are celebrating New York State’s acquisition of John Brown Farm 125 years ago. And it’s good that we are.
But let us also recall a 200th anniversary linked to the John Brown Farm – a connection that has particular importance this year as we witness a voter suppression spree around our country. Two hundred years ago, that was us – our New York ancestors – enacting explicit rules to keep blacks from voting.
We are now seeing a wave of voter suppression efforts in states controlled by Republican legislators fearful of losing their majority power. Well, guess what? That’s exactly what was going on here in good old New York back in the early 1800s. We New Yorkers apparently were leaders in voter suppression. We even put it into the state constitution! That’s more than the states are doing today. [Read more…] about NY’s Voter Suppression History & John Brown’s Farm
Protect the Adirondacks has announced that the Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award for 2021 will be awarded to attorneys John Caffry and Claudia Braymer. The Howard Zahniser Adirondack Award is being presented in honor of John Caffry’s and Claudia Braymer’s efforts over eight years to lead the successful lawsuit Protect the Adirondacks v. Department of Environmental Conservation and Adirondack Park Agency, decided by the New York Court of Appeals on May 4th, 2021. [Read more…] about John Caffry, Claudia Braymer Being Honored With Adirondack Award
This town service gives hikers access to one of the most popular daily and overnight hiking areas in the Adirondacks – for only $10. [Read more…] about High Peaks Keene Hiker Shuttle Restarting Saturday
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 Forest Rangers Locate Deceased Man, Rescue Injured Hikers
The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has announce the second Great Brant Lake Canoe Race is set for Saturday, August 7th. Brant Lake, considered the location of the first log drives in America, is located just west of Lake George in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Great Brant Lake Canoe Race August 7th
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “Blacks in the Adirondacks,” a free program looking at the impact made by people of color in the North Country, set for Friday, July 23rd at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga, Essex County, NY. [Read more…] about Black History in the Adirondacks Program in Ti
The Adirondack town of Wilmington, in Essex County, NY has recently launched the Wonders of Wilmington (WOW) Challenge, where participants are invited to complete the hiking, mountain biking, or family fun challenges to receive their patches. [Read more…] about Wonders of Wilmington: A New Adirondack Challenge