Once when I was still a reporter, I got a call one June day from Frances Dunwell, of the
Then an editor called me to his desk. A county employee had recently been charged with a crime in connection with a sewage spill in
Tough, he said. It's your story. You’re going to
I did as I was assigned, accompanied by plenty of complaining, but I always regretted the missed sturgeon opportunity.
It turns out though that Fran and the HREP are still involved in sturgeon research, along with other backers. Not long ago a fellow from the Albany Times Union did what I had hoped to do and wrote a pretty good account, here.
Here are some excerpts that interested me particularly:
Two centuries ago, novelist Washington Irving saw a sturgeon leap from the river.
"How solemn and thrilling the scene as we anchored at night at the foot of these mountains," he wrote, "... and was startled now and then by the sudden leap and heavy splash of the sturgeon."
However, there is some danger if a boater happens to get too close. Last month, a 32-year-old woman in
And if you like WPA murals, which I do, although I’m no expert and not even a student of them, here’s a reason to stop in and mail a letter the next time you’re passing through
Murals that decorate the walls of the