Tag Archives: New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation

Trout season kicks off

Fishing spot

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 last few weeks of March have left many lakes and ponds covered in a thin layer of ice. Hank Neddo, owner of South Bay Bait […]

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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 jobs at DEC facilities this summer and will be offered through June 8, 2013.   Only candidates who pass the examination will be considered for […]

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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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Village home to test of new sewer system

Flatline unit

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. A division of Trans Terra Technical Group (3TG), Flatline combines four separate steps on the front end of the wastewater process — grit removal, screening, […]

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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 rangers hiked into the area of the blaze, which is located just west of Huletts Landing. Smoke was reported seen around 11:30 a.m. and members […]

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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 State Forest Rangers conducted a road check on Sly Pond Road at the intersection of Daisy Clearing in the town of Fort Ann. The joint […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Wash stations pose problems for boaters

Attended a meeting last week in Warren County on invasive species in Lake George and what is projected that is to be done about it. In short, this is going to be a nightmare for everyone who wants to go boating, fishing, canoeing, etc., on the lake. When all this is finalized, they project a […]

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Village officials planning to ‘let sleeping bear lie’

black bearFIXED

Long winter’s nap for Granville’s trouble bear?      What do game management officials suggest Granville official do now they it’s been a week since a black bear was seen several times in the village? Nothing. Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. Said Dec. 22 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has no plans […]

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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 grant that will help cover some of the cost of cleanup efforts at the Troy Shirt Factory. The funding, which is nearly two years in […]

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Deer season finally hits full stride

By Derek Liebig   The anticipation has been building for months and will reach its peak early Saturday morning as the first rays of sunshine appear on the southern horizon, illuminating fields and wood lots throughout the area. Waiting patiently along hillsides, hedgerows and behind blinds, will be hunters hoping to catch a glimpse of […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]