Recreation en Ritchie wants state legislature to pass UTV bill <p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:32:52 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56913 at Ritchie wants state legislature to pass UTV bill 2013 New York State Fair prepares to open <p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:25:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43013 at 2013 New York State Fair prepares to open Cuomo promotes upstate tourism with visit to fishing tournament <p>Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers.</p><p><span data-term="goog_986070180" tabindex="0">On Thursday</span>, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own.</p><p>Waddington’s Whittaker Park has become a village of food and craft stands and tackle shops to accommodate the 10,000 Bassmasters fans expected this weekend.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:06:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 42405 at State parks largely open for busy holiday weekend <p></p><p>While the heavy rains in central and northern New York caused flooding last week, the region's state parks, for the most part, are up and running.</p><p>That's good news with the busy Independence Day holiday weekend upon us.</p><p>While a handful of state parks in central New York were forced to close their gates last week when heavy rains caused flooding, state parks office spokesman Randy Simons says all but one site has reopened.</p><p>The site that's still closed is the boat launch on Canadarago Lake in Otsego County.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:40:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40615 at Rain and warm temps keep area ski resorts closed <p>Last night's rainfall was not a welcome sound for Peter Harris, owner of Song Mountain in Tully. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:32:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30709 at New boating technology availible for the St. Lawrence River <p>A new global observation technology has been developed to help recreational boaters on the St. Lawrence River.</p><p>This new tool, developed by New York Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Observing System, allows recreational boaters to access information about the river's current as well as water depth. Dave White with New York Sea Grant explained how this technology works.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 25656 at