burn ban

By Julia Reischel on Thursday, May. 14, 2015 - 11:31 am
Due to a rash of wildfires across the state, including many in the Catskills, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday, May 13 that a ban on residential brush burning will be extended until May 21. The ban, which goes into effect every year for the dry... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 16, 2012 - 10:00 am
A little rain over the weekend was welcome, after a summer that's been unusually dry so far. But upstate New York is still pretty parched, raising the risk of wildfires, causing normally gushing streams to run at a trickle, and threatening drinking water... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 - 1:26 pm
Despite a statewide burn ban that prohibits any burning of brush until May 14, town fire departments are still allowed to burn brush as part of their training exercises. But towns looking to kill two birds with one stone by having the fire department burn... Read more
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