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Forest rangers in the region (particularly Essex County) were busy again last week, helping hikers and hunters who got lost or hurt. One rescue was near Crane Pond in Schroon, which is a popular area with hikers, hunters and anglers.

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The cold snap had let up a bit by Sunday afternoon, so my wife and I took our daughter and dog over to Moreau Lake State Park to wander around a bit. It's a great time of year to wander around the park, with the summer crowds gone.

I have driven Dixon Road in Queensbury pretty much every day for 25 years, most days multiple times, and I don't think I have ever once said, on any part of it, "Hey, this road needs some work."

We knew they were out there. After two mild winters, the region's deer herd had little winter kill. Whitetails  have been evident all year long, until a warm fall and big mast crop kept them from moving much.