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.
Plan will guide deer management for five years
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials Oct. 17 announced that they have adopted a five-year deer management plan.
There seems to be some confusion regarding the new legislation that allows crossbow use during the upcoming 2011 big game season, and with good reason.
Summer drawing to a close gives me a warm fuzzy feeling for a whole host of reasons.
Perhaps the number one question I hear from whitetail hunters this time of year is if I’ve read any predictions about when peak breeding activity will occur this fall.
Faithful followers of this column undoubtedly fell off their seats last week when I actually penned something on the state’s proposed deer management plan that was chock full of facttoids but absent of my ever-so-superfluous opinion.
For those who have not kept up, the state is in the process of formulating a plan that biologists hope will help them better manage the white-tailed deer herd here, and new rules and season dates will most likely emerge as a result — some as early as next year.
Just two years ago Ticonderoga leaders envisioned a vibrant commercial district at its “Four Corners.” The area surrounding the intersection of Routes 9N and 74 already had Wal-mart attracting thousands of shoppers.
Hundreds to take part in reenactment
Battles will once again be fought on the grounds of the Crown Point State Historic Site during a British, French and Indian War encampment Aug. 13 and 14.
When I was a kid — way before the World Wrestling Foundation, E.T. or even Star Wars — the Saturday evening entertainment wasn’t a night out at the movies, it was watching black bears gorge themselves on table scraps at the Newcomb dump.
A long, scenic drive into the Adirondacks is just what this doctor ordered.