It's the first of October and getting to the end of boating season in New York's North Country. Julia Botero was on hand at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton for the last ride of the season in a historic 16-ton, 48-foot speedboat, before the boat was lifted out of the water for the year. The "Pardon Me" is considered the biggest runabout in the world.
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is beginning it’s second century in Syracuse.
When the zoo opened it’s doors 100 years ago, visitors were treated to some birds and a bear. Director Ted Fox says it’s important to take stock after a century.
"One hundred years really means a lot to us," Fox said. "It really demonstrates the support of this community from what it was, with four acres and a few animals, to 700 animals and 43 acres now. We’re constantly adding new exhibits.”
State Sen. Patty Ritchie wants to lift some of the restrictions on the use of utility task vehicles in New York state. Right now, UTVs can only be used legally on private property and cannot be registered in the state of New York. Smaller ATVs weighing up to 1,000 pounds can be widely used and registered with the state.
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.
That's good news with the busy Independence Day holiday weekend upon us.
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.
The site that's still closed is the boat launch on Canadarago Lake in Otsego County.
A new global observation technology has been developed to help recreational boaters on the St. Lawrence River.
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.