On March 20, 2023, around 2:12 am, New York State Police responded to the AuSable Chasm Bridge on State Route 9 in the town of Chesterfield, Essex County, NY, for a suspicious death. When Troopers arrived on the scene, they located Kenneth C. Darrah, age 37 of Keeseville, NY, deceased on the riverbank on the north bank of the AuSable River. [Read more…] about Police Update Case Of Murdered Man Found in Ausable Chasm
The fire tower on Black Mountain, in the Lake George Wild Forest on the lake’s eastern side in Washington County, NY, was constructed in 1916 and has been maintained by New York State Police since 1996 when a 39-foot extension was added. The 80-foot-tall structure supports several antennas, a microwave dish and an aerial beacon, the only one of its kind in New York state. [Read more…] about The Black Mountain Fire Tower on Lake George Is One of Kind
On July 22 at about 4:15 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch received calls for a hiker with a knee injury on Basin Mountain and a hiker with an ankle injury on Mount Colden. New York State Police Aviation was called in to assist with both rescues, which took place in the town Keene, Essex County, NY. [Read more…] about Helicopter Rescues Two Adirondack Hikers Within An Hour
On Thursday, July 6 at about 3 pm, New York State Police and Forest Rangers responded to a report of a child with a significant leg injury after being hit by a boat propeller on Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Child Hit by Boat Propeller on Adirondack Lake
On February 13, 1973, around 6:20 pm, New York State Police responded to Lake Edge Motel located on State Route 9, in the town of Peru, Clinton County, NY, for a missing child. State Police are still investigating this missing person, who was at the time a 12-year-old Linda Lee St. Germaine, born June 10, 1960. [Read more…] about 1973 Clinton County Missing Child Case Still Under Investigation
On Monday, March 27, a canoe carrying three paddlers capsized into the icy waters of Lake Geneva on Cold Spring Creek in the town of Stanford, in Dutchess County. One paddler quickly went unconscious due to cold water shock and a fourth paddler, in a kayak, attempting their rescue was also overturned. [Read more…] about Capsized Canoe Leads To Near Death In Icy Waters
On Monday, March 20 at about 9:45 am New York State Police (NYSP) requested Forest Ranger assistance in an evidence search connected to a homicide investigation at Ausable Chasm in the town of Chesterfield, Essex County. When Rangers arrived, they were asked to recover the body of a homicide victim thrown more than 100 feet down the chasm. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Recover Body From Ausable Chasm, Search for Homicide Evidence
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers recovered two bodies in separate incidents in Upstate New York on Monday, February 13th. In the first, a woman’s body was recovered from Niagara Falls Gorge.
Several hours later Rangers recovered the body of a snowmobilier killed when his sled hit a tree in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Bodies Recovered After Fall Into Niagara Falls Gorge, Snowmobile Accident
In 1986, the State Police completed installation of the emergency telephones every two miles along the highway northbound and southbound from Northern Warren County to Clinton County. [Read more…] about I-87 Northway Emergency Call Boxes Being Dismantled
On May 8th, 1972, New Paltz students went from dorm to dorm at the state university, pulling fire alarms, their reaction quick and spontaneous. Few students had television sets, but word spread quickly about President Nixon’s broadcast announcing he had ordered the mining of North Vietnam ports.
Just hours after Nixon’s address, around midnight, the college’s assistant director of housing placed a frantic call to campus security. [Read more…] about Active Dissent: 1970s College Protests in New York