Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Usually, it’s been green groups and state employee unions who have shouted loudest when cuts were proposed at the state Department of Environmental Conservation. This week, though, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli entered the debate with a report that was totally unsurprising in its conclusions, but filled with the kind of detail it takes a numbers-crunching auditor to collect.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Calling a vast forest the Great North Woods just has a nice ring to it, as Bob Dylan realized when he wrote “Tangled Up in Blue.” But maybe, at least in upstate New York, there’s room for a Great South Woods, too.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
The Cuomo administration will invest $400,000 into smart growth in the Adirondack Park, the Department of Environmental Conservation said this week.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
We’ll all be encountering more rumble strips — those narrow cuts in pavement at the center or outside lines of a highway — as a new state policy puts them on more highways.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
A $500,000 engineering study is going to look at all the thousands of cars and trucks flowing into and out of the Malta-Stillwater area and what road improvements might help handle them.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Despite a $1 billion effort to clean PCBs from the upper Hudson River, it may be many years before people can eat the fish again.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
The recreation trail planned along the old Champlain Canal has landed a big federal grant to add one of the longest pieces yet — a section near Schuylerville as long as the Belmont Stakes.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Enough people had time off for Columbus Day weekend that it became a busy weekend for Adirondack Park forest rangers, who didn’t.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
In August, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis rather quietly told every park to reconsider its fees, as the agency looks to fund a $12 billion backlog of major maintenance ahead of its centennial in 2016.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
The town of Ballston looks like it will be the first in the state to actually adopt a transfer of development rights law as a way of protecting farmland.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
The state’s new draft Open Space Conservation Plan calls for protecting Wolf Hollow/Hoffman’s Notch in West Glenville, expanding the Albany Pine Bush and keeping up the push to acquire Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Ballston town Supervisor Patrick Ziegler and his wife, Mary, have founded Upstate for Astorino, which Ziegler described as an independent group of volunteer supporters of Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive running against the well-financed re-election campaign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Making sure your boat is clean, drained and dry before you launch it is now the law of the land in New York state, not just at Lake George.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
People from the low-income neighborhoods bordering the Port of Albany aren’t the only ones worried about the volume of volatile crude oil passing daily through the port.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
When Saratoga Springs became a city in 1915, Walter P. Butler was the first mayor, having survived trans-Atlantic travel with a knack for booking the wrong boats at the right time.