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Thursday, July 24, 2014

After slow start, home sales recovering in Jefferson County

Following a sharp first-quarter decline, home sales in Jefferson County recovered during the second quarter.
Compared with a year ago, second-quarter home sales in Jefferson County edged up by 2 percent, or four units, from 204 to 208, according to the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Those figures are much improved from the first quarter, when sales dropped by 27 percent, or 35 units, from 165 to 130 compared with the previous year. Continue...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Plan 2014 must be enacted

Our communities, economy and the environment experienced a significant win last month.
After five hard-fought years and a $20 million study that engaged nearly 200 stakeholder representatives and thousands of citizens, the International Joint Commission took unanimous, historic action to protect the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and the North Country. It sent a new water regulation plan, now called Plan 2014, to the U.S. and Canadian federal governments for approval. Continue...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Just plain Bull ~ or a Bull Shark

Update:4:00PM 7/16/2014
Shark sighting at the mouth of the St. Lawrence river?

There are reports that a Bull shark has been sighted off the shores of Wolfe Island Canada, where lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river meet .

Check out the video below and the story at this link

It remains to be seen if  this is really a Bull Shark or just a species of Sucker.

As it turns out this was a whopper of a fish story 

Check out the video below and the story at this link


Friday, July 4, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Your opinion counts! Help the Thousand Islands be all it can be!

Thousand Islands Regional Assessment Project: Developing Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance

 The Division of Coastal Resources seeks to “achieve a balance between economic development and preservation that will permit the beneficial use of coastal resources while preventing the loss of living marine resources and wildlife, diminution of open space areas or public access to the waterfront, shoreline erosion, impairment of scenic beauty, or permanent damage to ecological systems.”

Help the Thousand Islands Scenic Assessment Project find out where the best scenery is in the 1000 Islands by taking the following short survey of images from around the region. The survey doesn’t take a lot of time and allows you to quickly rate pictures of the wide range of scenery that makes our area special and helps drive our economy.
Hundreds of people will rate the scenery, giving us a better idea of what people in our region think is scenic. Our consultants will take this information and include it in the system they use to determine which areas should be awarded the distinction of being designated “Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance’ – the highest ranking for scenic coastal landscapes in the entire state. The highest ranked landscapes will be eligible for state assistance for tourism promotion, economic development and protection of scenic resources through the involvement in the planning and design of large scale development projects.
Your answers to this survey are important! They will become part of the record that will describe the scenic features of our region. This is your chance to be part of the project!