Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

What can you write about concerning hunting and fishing and the outdoors when something that happens like it did in that small town in Connecticut? Several bow hunters from this area go down there every year to hunt deer and have been well received by the people in the village. What can you say about […]

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Community Calendar 9/6/12

  Thursday September 6   Ladies Derby WHITEHALL Registrations are requested no later than 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, for a Ladies Fishing Derby that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, at Lake Champlain. The derby will run from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday and bait or […]

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Village asks firm to study power line

Site of pipe line

  The village has asked an engineering firm to study the possible impact a power line stretching from Canada to New York City could have on its water system. The Champlain Hudson Power Express, a proposed 333-mile power line stretching from Canada to New York City, would see two five-inch thick cables run south under […]

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State of Lake Champlain report released

A report released last week by the Lake Champlain Basin Program on the state of Lake Champlain is a bit of a mixed bag. The organization released the 2012 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report was released last Wednesday. The report, which is produced every three to four years, informs citizens and resource […]

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Invasive species on list of topics for lakes conference

An expert on aquatic invasive organisms will discuss the impact of non-native species, such as the spiny water flea, on Lake George and Lake Champlain during an interdisciplinary conference examining the two lakes. Meg Modley, aquatic nuisance species coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, is one of eight featured speakers at the Conference on […]

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Organizer: Rick’s Ride a success

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Despite a poor weather forecast and a smaller-than usual turnout, LuAnn Vogel-Stanley said Saturday’s eighth annual Rick’s Ride was still a success. “We made $2,700, and that’s pretty good, especially considering the weather forecast,” said Stanley-Vogel, who had been particularly concerned 45 minutes before the ride when the number of motorcycles at the Granville Knights […]

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States fight over canal closure

Copy of Spiny Water Flea

An interstate battle may be brewing after a group of scientists and Vermont officials have asked for the closure of the Champlain Canal to control the spread of a recently discovered invasive species. But officials in New York have said the canal will remain open. Tim Mihuc, director of the Lake Champlain Institute at SUNY […]

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Spiny water flea found in canal

Copy of Spiny Water Flea on fishing line

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 the bottom of the food web in Lake Champlain and create a nuisance for recreational pursuits, such as fishing. The tiny creature was spotted earlier […]

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State adds Dresden land to forest preserve

A sizable tract of land in Dresden has been given to the state by The Nature Conservancy. Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced Tuesday that 156 acres on southern Lake Champlain will be added to the forest preserve. Known as the Chubbs Dock property, the land features 2,140 feet of […]

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Nature Conservancy up next in lecture series

The Nature Conservancy’s conservation activities will be the subject of a lecture next week at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center in Whitehall. The lecture, “Plant, animal, and water conservation in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Cherie Mosher, a member of Americorps program working with the […]

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Routes 18, 21 will be ‘much better’ when done

Roadwork

By Dan King If you’ve driven down county Route 18 or 21 recently, you know the road is under repair. […]

District close to finishing slate of projects

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By Krystle S. Morey The school is on the cusp of finishing up three major capital projects it began earlier […]

Trump, Long win Tea Party poll

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By Dan King It was a good week for the Republican Party at the Washington County Fair. Each election year, […]

Defending champs open at Helderberg Valley

Whitehall Football

By Dan King It’s football season, and the Whitehall Railroaders are hoping to build on the momentum from last year’s […]

Horde kicks off season Saturday

Granville Football

By Krystle S. Morey Granville football is getting ready to kick off its season. The Golden Horde will meet the […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

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