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.