Plattsburgh City Council Approves New Beach Fees

Plattsburgh’s City Beach officially opened Friday. As the gates officially opened, entry fees increased. Plattsburgh city councilors approved a new fee schedule for vehicles entering the city beach. Rates are up for weekday and weekends, single vehicles, motorcycles and buses. Rates rose slightly more for non-USA vehicles. During the June...
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City announces fully open beach

PLATTSBURGH | The front gates of the City of Plattsburgh Beach are officially open to the general public. Over the past several months city employees have completed a substantial amount of work to improve the beach. The Anderson Building has been demolished, the parking lot has been leveled off and...
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New Nature Preserve in Essex, NY

A new nature preserve in Essex, New York, is getting ready to welcome visitors. The 35 acres, just south of the ferry landing, is home to more than a mile of trails for both walking and cross-country skiing that surround an ancient limestone rock quarry that’s home to 450-million-year-old fossils that were once part of the world’s oldest coral reef. Stone from the quarry was used in the 1800s to build landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and the state capitol building in Albany. The quarry was purchased by Champlain Area Trails, which says the new Essex Quarry Nature Preserve is a perfect addition to its network of trails, and its goal of connecting people to nature, and promoting land conservation. The new nature preserve opens on June 26th. Learn more:
Chittenden County, VTWCAX

Pets with Potential: Meet White Paws

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - This week’s Pet with Potential is a 3-year-old female cat named White Paws. This little cutie loves laser pointers, treats, and exploring. White Paws may need a little time to warm up, but once she does, all she wants to do is play. If you want...
Plattsburgh, NYWCAX

Beach season arrives in Plattsburgh

Stuck in Vermont: Storyteller Ferene Paris Meyer inspires a Juneteenth mural. Ferene Paris Meyer is celebrating the one-year anniversary of her business All Heart Inspirations, which mixes storytelling and food to build community. Updated: 4 hours ago. The state of emergency is over. Vermont earlier this week met the governor’s...
Burlington, VTWCAX

WCAX Summer Picnic Series: Ike Bendavid’s wavy shrimp tacos

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - We continue our summer picnic series featuring recipes from WCAX staff, with reporter Ike Bendavid’s wavy shrimp tacos. 2 cloves garlic chopped up. 2 packets of taco seasing – feel free to look through the spice cabinet for additions to add. 2 juiced limes. 4 oz...

June is National Dairy Month

Lift a glass (of milk) in honor of National Dairy Month. Fortunately, we have a lot of ways to celebrate. Check out this list of ideas from the team at Adirondack Harvest. Locally crafted dairy products offer a true taste of the Adirondacks. Dairy cows, goats and sheep (and their farmers and cheesemakers) transform lush Adirondack pastures surrounded by wilderness into something special. When you buy local dairy products you can taste the extra intention, time and care that you just don’t get in commercially made alternatives.

LTE: Sunrise Rotary Community Sale

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh held the Sunrise Rotary Community Sale at VFW Post 125 on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh on Saturday, June 5, 2021. We are pleased to report that our Community Sale raised over $4,000 that our Club can put toward various community-based projects. “In October of...
Clinton County,

Clinton County to detail gypsy moth infestation

PLATTSBURGH | With homeowners hit hard by recent infestations of gypsy moths, the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will soon host a free webinar to help guide residents on what they can do to combat the caterpillars in years to come. Residents in Beekmantown, West Chazy and Point...
Waitsfield, VTThe Valley Reporter

Northern Forest Canoe Trail improves Mad River access project at West Greenway trailhead – with a little help

Just two months after seeking state and local permits in April, Waitsfield stewardship and conservation organization Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) completed its work along the Mad River Path’s West Greenway trailhead off of Meadow Road in Waitsfield. While the scale of the project slightly exceeded initial expectations, everything else proceeded as planned. And thanks to their partners in the community, it also became a teaching opportunity for the kids at nearby Neck of the Woods child care.
West Chazy, NYPress-Republican

Gypsy moths damaging trees around area

WEST CHAZY — The barren landscape at Rockwood Maples in West Chazy looks like a scene from a Hitchcock thriller, a chilling Kafka insect tale or an Agent Orange backdrop. The culprit is not fertile imaginations or herbicidal warfare but gypsy moth larvae. WARNING SIGNS. Last year, Dwight Relation noticed...
Middlebury, VTAddison Independent

Culinary collective serves flavor & hope

MIDDLEBURY — “El Sabor” translated from Spanish means “flavor.”. But it’s a word that has taken on many more definitions for 14 Central American women, many of them the trailing spouses of migrant farm workers, now living in Addison County. Thirteen of them hail from Mexico, one is from Guatemala.
Plattsburgh, NYWCAX

1st phase of Plattsburgh airport runway renovation completed

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) - The Plattsburgh International Airport is opening part of its runways starting next week following a $13 million renovation project that began in April. Flights were grounded while the 50-year-old runway was ripped up. Next Tuesday morning, 8,000 feet of the runway will open to allow flights...