On Friday, December 9 at 3:19 pm, New York State Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) Tabor notified the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ray Brook Dispatch office that Oneida County requested Forest Ranger assistance with the search for 55-year-old Michael R. Ingersoll, who had left home on an ATV (all terrain vehicle) at about 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 8th. [Read more…] about Man’s Body Located After His ATV Found Rolled Over Into Stream
Logging The Adirondacks From The West (1800-1820)
In the nineteenth century Lewis County settlements east of the Black River were just getting established; most of these included at least one saw mill. By 1820 these settlements were beginning to push their way up the rivers into the Adirondacks, and new mills were being built along their courses. A Copenhagen, NY farmer on Tug Hill, viewing the Adirondack panorama spread out to his east, wrote the following in a Journal & Republican article titled “North Woods Wonder:”
“All the wilderness is strewn with lakes as if some great mirror had been shattered by an Almighty hand, and scattered through the forests for Nature to make her toilet by … And how the rivers meander the woods as the veins of a human hand. There are Beaver, Moose, and Indian, Bog, Grass and Racket… And how rough and shaggy the wilderness is with mountains … Let them pass unnamed.”
One of these “shattered” gems was Twitchell Lake. [Read more…] about Logging The Adirondacks From The West (1800-1820)
The First Major Test at APA for Governor Hochul & Chairman Ernst
Will the new boss be the same as the old boss?
We’ll know the answer to this question when the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) meets on January 13-14th. On its agenda is a draft permit for a new granite quarry in White Lake in the town of Forestport in the Western Adirondacks.
This project is widely opposed by neighboring landowners, residents, and property owners in the general area. There have been very few private land development projects in the last two decades that have engendered such a high level of public involvement and concern. [Read more…] about The First Major Test at APA for Governor Hochul & Chairman Ernst
Police: Man Ran Down Deer With Truck
On March 31st, Town of Webb Police contacted NYS Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Noyes about a deer struck and killed by a vehicle in the village of Old Forge. [Read more…] about Police: Man Ran Down Deer With Truck
Broken Forestport Reservoir Sensor Sends Water To Black River Canal
According to a press release issued by DEC, on March 6th Environmental Conservation Officer Tabor was dispatched to the Black River where Forestport residents noticed the flowing waters of the river had stopped and pools of water appeared to be drying up. [Read more…] about Broken Forestport Reservoir Sensor Sends Water To Black River Canal