Plastic bag ban to resume Oct. 19

Get ready to throw away your plastic bags – the Bag Waste Reduction Law will go back into effect on Monday, Oct. 19. Plastic bags were banned by the state…

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Trout season kicks off

New York State’s trout season may have started Monday but the quality of fishing will likely depend on where you chose to cast your line. Unseasonably cool temperatures during the…

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DEC lifeguard test March 10

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is offering free lifeguard tests in the Adirondack region.   Tests will be given to individuals 16 and older interested in lifeguard…

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Spiny water flea found in canal

An invasive species, no bigger than the end of a person’s finger, could create big problems in Lake Champlain. Scientists say the spiny water flea has the potential to disrupt…

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Village home to test of new sewer system

A Rochester-based environmental engineering firm is testing a new technology in the village of Whitehall that developers say has the potential to improve the efficiency of the wastewater filtration process.…

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Helicopter extinguishes blaze in Dresden

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation used a helicopter to extinguish a forest fire on Elephant Mountain in Dresden last Wednesday. A group of local firefighters and forest…

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Log Bay Day busy for local law enforcement

The annual Log Bay Day party on Lake George was a busy one for local law enforcement agencies. On July 30 the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the New York…

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Town gets grant for Troy Shirt Factory

Christmas arrived a little early for the Whitehall Town Board. At last Thursday’s monthly board meeting, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon announced that Whitehall was the recent recipient of a $50,000…

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