• Down the Drain

    The Town of Horicon has shut down the watering tub for good The Watering Tub was a popular source of untreated spring water located near Route 8 in…


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  • Train Freeze:  Railcar Controversy Update

    The Iowa Pacific Railroad is running a tank bank in the Adirondack Park:  It stores, for a fee, out-of-service oil tanker railcars on idle Iowa Pacific tracks in the…


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  • Old Railroad Tankers Rolling Into Adirondacks

    Old tankers, some rusting and covered in graffiti, are being moved into the Adirondacks for storage by the parent company of Saratoga and North Creek Railway. “A new plan has…


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  • Banking On It

    By Gary L. Karl Horicon Town Supervisor Matt Simpson urges you to vote “yes” on the land bank amendment to the state Constitution. The “land bank” is officially called the Public…


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  • Tick Tock

    Tick Tock by Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D Yes, that’s the sound a clock makes. But “tick” also refers to the insect responsible for many persistent…


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  • Northern Schroon Boat Decon Station

    ESSLA, SLA and PLA came together to purchase a boat decontamination station positioned at the northern end of Schroon Lake to further protect our waters. The Horicon boat decon…


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  • DEC WAVE Program

      ESSLA Board Member John Greening is a citizen scientist and certified Citizen Program Coordinator for  DEC’s WAVE program (Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators), which gathers data for the agency’s…


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  • Don’t Fawn Over Your Lawn

    By Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D. Schroon Lake has deer on the bordering roads, as well as lawns bordering the lake!   We cannot do much about this ruminant population, but we…


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  • Straight Poop on Septic Systems

    Board member and Aquatic Invasive Coordinator Ev McNeil represented ESSLA at the spring meeting of the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), where spokespersons for the DEC,…


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  • The RoundUp Cover-Up

    By Richard F. Seegal, Ph.D. Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in…


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