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John Gereau is a native of the Adirondacks with more than 20 years in the newspaper industry, 15 years with Denton Publications and 5 years at The Post-Star in Glens Falls.
Despite concern among local sportsmen to the contrary, the ability to obtain a permit in Essex County to carry a concealed pistol in public has not been taken away.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) was elected to a third term in a tightly contested race against Republican opponent Matt Doheny on Election Day, Nov 6.
Hirtles save dachshunds
Rev. David Hirtle relaxed in a large easy chair as his two rambunctious dachshunds tossed toys at his feet, pleading for him to play fetch. As he reached for one of the stuffed objects, a small head peaked around the corner from the next room. And, just as quickly, disappeared.
Westport Central School graduation
I used to love to trap. Some of my most fond memories growing up in the Adirondacks involve wading around bug-infested beaver meadows, a packbasket laden with steel traps tugging on my shoulders.
It’s Monday morning as I write this and all I can think about is that old Labatt Blue commercial of the fish on the phone with the guy at his office.
A little more than two decades ago, there was a groundswell of support in Essex County for switching from an 18-member board of supervisors to a five- or seven-member board of legislators.
An interesting anomaly seems to be occurring this year with the deer herd in the form of bucks bouncing around in mid February still wearing head gear.
While some really nice antlers hit the forest floor this hunting season, I think the universal theme coming from Adirondack hunting camps was that less deer were being seen. I know that was our experience at my camp. The preliminary deer take numbers in the northern zone seem to follow that trend, according to senior wildlife biologist Ed Reed.
Motorists will be allowed to cross the Lake Champlain Bridge Monday, Nov. 7 immediately following the 2:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating its opening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said Friday morning.