The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering safety tips to hunters who use tree stands. The department advises choosing a live, straight tree and to only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturer's Association.
Leaf-peeping season is running a little behind schedule this year. Observers for Empire State Development's I Love New York program say changes are just beginning in the Adirondacks. They expect a 30 percent change this weekend in the Tupper Lake area and up to 25 percent around Lake Placid.
A U.S. Senate committee has passed a bill that senators from Maine and New York say will improve communities' ability to recruit and keep volunteer firefighters and emergency workers.
Early bow hunting seasons for deer start next week across New York state. Bow season begins in the Northern Zone at sunrise next Tuesday and runs through Oct. 21. The season opens in the Southern Zone on Saturday, Oct. 1, and ends Nov. 18.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says early voting for the Nov. 8 election is set to begin. No later than Friday, any registered voter will be able to request a ballot from his or her town clerk by phone, mail, or online and then cast a ballot.
Colonie is celebrating a gift to help local children. AT&T is giving $5,000 to the Colonie Youth Center. Local leaders celebrated the contribution at the Ciccotti Center on Tuesday. The money will be used for teen counseling programs.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the CDC to investigate the Saint Gobain site in Hoosick Falls. The senator has written to the agency, asking it to conduct a public health assessment of the area, including Petersburgh.
A traffic stop on the Northway led to the discovery of several forged credit cards. State police stopped Victor Castillo for speeding on Monday in Queensbury. In addition to the credit cards, they say the Bronx man was later found to be hiding marijuana inside himself.