The Adirondack Council thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders on April 1st for much-needed environmental capital projects that were slated to be approved in the NYS Budget agreement. [Read more…] about An Adirondack Council Review of the State Budget
The Capital District Civil War Round Table is set to host a virtual happy hour on Friday about the influence of alcohol on the Civil War and the drinking habits of past United States Presidents. [Read more…] about Civil War Alcohol: A Virtual History Happy Hour on Friday
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 Family Hikers Rescued By Forest Rangers In The Adirondacks
The Bolton Town Board has closed the popular trail to The Pinnacle, an overlook of Lake George above Bolton Landing.
Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said that the trailhead’s small parking area and summit area make it difficult for users to maintain social distance as required by state law during the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…] about Popular Lake George Hike To The Pinnacle Is Closed
Located 600 miles inland from Philadelphia and over 700 miles from Québec City, early Detroit could have been a backwater, a frontier post that Europeans established to protect colonial settlements from Native American attacks.
Yet Detroit emerged as a cosmopolitan entrepôt filled with many different people and all of the goods you would expect to find in early Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, or Charleston. [Read more…] about A History of Early Detroit (Podcast)
Thump. Thud. Something was hitting our window! It was a bright red cardinal flying at his reflected image in the glass – which he perceived to be an intruder in his territory. The bird kept it up for an hour, until I covered the window. On other occasions that spring, this cardinal attacked his reflection at a different window and in the car’s side mirror. [Read more…] about Singing Cardinals Defend Territories
Grant Cottage in Wilton has announced the hiring of Colette Broestler as Manager of Marketing & Development, managing membership and donor relations as well as marketing efforts. [Read more…] about Grant Cottage Hires Marketing, Development Manager
This year we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment which secured the right of women to vote. The historic anniversary gives us a chance to remember and recognize pioneering efforts by women from across New York State.
A recent Watertown Daily Times article featured the story of US Army Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays, one of two women who became Generals on the same day in 1970. Truly, Hays exemplifies a trailblazer, yet the other woman in the photograph of that promotion celebration which was run with the story is a woman claimed by Sackets Harbor, NY – Brigadier General Elizabeth Hoisington. [Read more…] about General Elizabeth Hoisington: A Military ‘Trailblazer’
The Twitchell Lake History Committee is working on documenting the story of Twitchell Lake in Big Moose, NY, and how it was named, with an account of the individual camps, hotels, and highlights down through the years. Twitchell Lake is 5 to 6 miles south of the old Lake Champlain Road, now under the Stillwater Reservoir in Northern Herkimer County. [Read more…] about How Twitchell Lake Was Named, And A Poem
Shortly before the City of New Rochelle recently became nationally famous (or infamous ) as an epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, a controversy was developing over the threatened destruction of the Thomas Paine Museum Memorial Building on North Avenue. [Read more…] about A Last Chance To Save The Thomas Paine Museum