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DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Forest Ranger Actions for 1/8 – 1/14/18 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include:Town of Keene Essex County Helicopter Rescue: On Jan. 14 at 4 p.m., DEC Ray Brook Dispatch received a call from a man snowboarding with a friend on Mount Marcy. While snowboarding, a 32-year-old Staten Island man sustained a puncture […]

Assemblyman Jones: Safety and Security of Officers and Civilians at Correctional Facilities Must be Top Priority

From the office of Assembly D. Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) expressed his frustration with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to rescind a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) pilot program that restricted packages to inmates. “The safety and security of our officers and civilian employees, who work tirelessly to safeguard our […]

New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Source: Watertown Daily Times | New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Assemblyman Jones secures funding and introduces legislation to combat substance abuse in the North Country

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he secured $20,000 for Champlain Valley Family Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc. in support of its Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC) program. Jones has also introduced legislation that would provide employers with a tax break for […]

Plattsburgh’s $10M grant could mean the end of free downtown parking | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh’s $10M grant could mean the end of free downtown parking | NCPR News

The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Source: Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

SUNY Plattsburgh plans to cut seven jobs, including community engagement coordinator | NCPR News

Source: SUNY Plattsburgh plans to cut seven jobs, including community engagement coordinator | NCPR News

Flowing Wells – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Source: Flowing Wells – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

Source: A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

ECO Actions for Early to Mid-December

From the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. Recent missions carried out by ECOs include: Loaded-Rifle Riding is a Recipe for Disaster — […]

Cuomo proposes tightening gun ownership laws for domestic abusers – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Cuomo proposes tightening gun ownership laws for domestic abusers – Sun Community News & Printing

New York education leaders urge flexibility in free tuition program – Times Union

Source: New York education leaders urge flexibility in free tuition program – Times Union

Permit deadline looms for tens of thousands of NY gun owners | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Permit deadline looms for tens of thousands of NY gun owners | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

DEC Announces Plans For ‘Gateway To The Adirondacks’ Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian And Day Use Area

Public Information Meetings Planned for Dec. 11; Adirondack Park Agency Deems Permit Application Complete New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area, a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town […]

Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Source: Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

Source: After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

Man Who Shot and Killed Sherman Woman During Hunting Incident Indicted

News from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace announced today that the man who shot and killed a woman walking her dogs in a field behind her Sherman home last week has been […]

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Codifying the Rural Health Council is Signed into Law

A message of the office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to statutorily establish the state Department of Health rural health council was signed into law (Ch. 419 of 2017). The council advises the state health commissioner on the unique challenges facing rural health care in New York. […]

Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Illegal Possession of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon – Essex County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. On Oct. 27, ECOs Jeremy Fadden and Jeff Hovey were on patrol near the Port Douglas boat launch on Lake Champlain in […]

Nov. 18 Start of Deer and Bear Hunting in the Southern Zone

Hunters Encouraged to Pass on Shots on Young Bucks With the start of New York’s most popular big game season slated for Saturday, Nov. 18, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging hunters to be safe, enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, and consider passing up shots on […]

How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Source: How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Peru Voters Shoot Down Constitutional Convention 6.5 to 1

Here are the Town of Peru 2017 election results for the proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal #1 for a Constitutional Convention: 1,319 No, 208 Yes Proposal #2 allowing the complete or partial loss of a public officer’s person if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony. 1,169 Yes, […]

Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Central School Announces Prekindergarten Grant Award

In an effort to support early learning within the community, Peru Central School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department to support a prekindergarten program. The Peru Central School District was recently awarded a grant that will allow our district to create a program for forty (40) Prekindergarten students.  […]

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Source: Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Source: Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Source: Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

State Police Bring Criminal Charges

Peru – New York State Police brought Michael James to Peru Town Court Court in handcuffs this morning to face three criminal charges related to the September 20th dog attack on James’s neighbor Mrs. Loretta Timmons. James’ three dogs attacked Mrs. Timmons who suffered severe injuries. One of the dogs was euthanized the day after […]

In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open

Source: In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open And it’s in Plattsburgh! 

Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or Harassment

Four Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All   Many New York schools fall short when it comes to protecting students from harassment and discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, according to an audit released in […]

DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

Source: DiNapoli: State needs $27B to fix local bridges – Times Union

A Message from NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Dear Friend, Today, I am proud to announce a new savings and investment program for New Yorkers with disabilities. The NY ABLE Program allows New York State residents with disabilities to save money for their disability-related expenses without the risk of losing benefits from assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance […]

Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies “unsustainable” | NCPR News

Source: Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies “unsustainable” | NCPR News

CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Source: CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Keeseville VFD audit urges more review – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Keeseville VFD audit urges more review – Sun Community News & Printing

NYS Regulates Pesticide Use Where Children Play

A Message from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation As the kids head back to school, keeping them safe is a priority. To better protect the health of our children, changes were made in 2010 to the State Education Law (SEL) and Social Services Law (SSL) to limit pesticide use on school or day care […]

New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

Source: New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

Jarvis Road is Open for Traffic

By John T. Ryan Peru – Construction of a new Jarvis Road Bridge began on June 12th. Today, following an inspection by Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe, the bridge was opened for traffic. A John Deer tractor driven by Tyler Irwin was the first vehicle to cross the bridge. New Century Construction of Watervliet […]

State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Schneiderman: Support Hurricane Harvey relief, but be careful – Capitol Confidential

Source: Schneiderman: Support Hurricane Harvey relief, but be careful – Capitol Confidential

DEC Announces Opening of September Canada Goose Hunting Seasons

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that Canada goose hunting seasons open during the first week of September. “New York is home to more than 200,000 resident Canada geese, and the September seasons are designed to allow recreational hunters the most opportunity allowed by Federal hunting season frameworks […]

Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

Source: Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

New Free Fishing Days Announced

Anglers can look forward to four new annual Free Fishing Days in New York State. The new dates are: September 23, 2017 – National Hunting and Fishing Day November 11, 2017 – Veterans Day February 17-18, 2018 – weekend preceding Presidents Day June 23-24, 2018 – last full weekend in June The requirement for a […]

Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

Source: Medical marijuana lotions, chewables proposed in N.Y. – Capitol Confidential

NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

Source: NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

Source: New York state program offers up to $40 off heroin antidote – Times Union

DEC Announces State Hunting and Trapping Education Courses are Gearing up

Training in Safe Handling of Firearms and Hunting Required before Purchasing a Hunting License New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this season must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter, or trapper education course before obtaining the appropriate sporting license […]

Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler Project at Essex County State Office Complex

Renewable Energy System Will Heat Three State Agency Office Buildings in the North Country Project Helps Meet Governor Cuomo’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Police, and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) today announced the start of construction […]

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

DEC Announces Improvements at Meacham Lake Campground in Northern Adirondacks

Improvements Include New ADA Accessible Boat Launch, Parking Area and Green Infrastructure Features The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced improvements to the Meacham Lake Campground in the Adirondack town of Duane, Franklin County, under the State’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with nature. The improvements, supported by […]

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

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