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Camden – Men Rescue Fisherman on Gifford Lake

Three men saved the day on Gifford Lake near Camden, NY. This story was sent in to the QCN by reader Dave Petrie. Saturday, Feb. 7th, 2015, was a typical winter day at Gifford Lake in Westdale, where several ice fishermen were on the lake enjoying the milder temperatures. One fisherman, Robert Bellamo, Jr. surveyed the scenery and noticed a ... Read More »

Vienna Board Hearing on Constable Appointments

Vienna Town Board Holds Public Hearing For Constable Appointments. The Vienna Town Hall was the scene of a public hearing, which convened at 7:05 p.m., on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, for the purpose of enacting a law governing constables which were then appointed by the Town Board. In attendance were Supervisor Walt Keeney and Board Members Gail Whitham and Bill ... Read More »

New York State Attorney General Schneiderman Warns Of Fraudulent Collection Letters

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert based on complaints received by his office from consumers who were recently contacted by scam artists posing as an attorney from the New York State Attorney General’s Office. The consumers received a notice, written on doctored New York State Attorney General letterhead, that claimed to be a “District Court Final ... Read More »

Camden Football Coach, NYS Trooper Rescue Man During Open Gym

It was a worst case scenario on the night of January 26th, when a 48 year-old male collapsed after playing in a Monday night pick-up basketball game held at the Camden High School gymnasium. When off-duty State Police Investigator Miles J. Robertson, who was participating in the game, noticed the victim laying on the hardwood floor, he immediately moved to ... Read More »

EPA Regulations Hurt Upstate Farms, Small Businesses

VERONA, N.Y.– U.S. Representative Richard Hanna is attempting to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding federal regulations that would negatively impact local farmers. Both agencies are working to expand the already overly broad definition of the term ‘navigable waters’ in the Clean Water Act. Rep. Hanna detailed his effort to prevent the rule change at Quiet Meadows ... Read More »

Season Opens May 3rd For Local Anglers

By oswegocounty Muskellunge Fishing Season and Regular (Harvest) Season for Black Bass Open June 21 The state fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge opens Saturday, May 3, marking the opening of most of New York’s freshwater sportfish seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today as part of Governor Cuomo’s NY Open ... Read More »

DEC Seeks Volunteers and Local Coordinators for Stream and River Monitoring

Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) Program for Third Year The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is actively recruiting citizen scientists to conduct water quality assessments in Lake Ontario and the Niagara, Genesee, Delaware, Hudson and Mohawk River watersheds as part of the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) project, DEC announced today. While DEC regularly receives ... Read More »