outdoor recreation


Tue February 18, 2014
Regional Coverage

DEC proposal to kill invasive swans drawing protests

A mute swan.
Credit DEC website

Most people think swans are beautiful. But the agreement seems to end there, when it comes to a new state plan to manage them. A proposal by the Department of Environmental Conservation to kill invasive mute swans isn’t flying with some animal lovers. 

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Tue December 31, 2013
Regional Coverage

Governor announces $4.5 million to boost winter tourism upstate

Governor Andrew Cuomo, at the Valley Snow Travelers snowmobile club groomer barn in Lowville, Lewis County.
Joanna Richards

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a newly expanded snowmobiler lounge in Lowville Monday to unveil a new ad campaign to promote winter tourism upstate. Cuomo says there’s new energy in the north country, thanks to increasing economic investment. He credits the efforts of both the region and his administration in making that happen.  

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Wed November 13, 2013
The Upstate Economy

An “exciting time” in Clayton as hotel, other projects underway

The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is slated to open in downtown Clayton in spring, 2014.
Credit Catherine Loper / WRVO

It's a busy time in the town of Clayton. New businesses, infrastructure and public amenities hold the promise of more tourism, a stronger economy, and a better quality of life for locals.

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