NEW SCOTLAND —John Boyd Thacher State Park will get $3.8 million for its new visitors’ center, the governor’s office announced on Tuesday. The Helderberg park is to receive almost half of $8.7 million allocated to Capital Region parks.
Scores of contestants woke up early to face the bracing February air on Thompson's Lake on Feb. 1. The ice-fishing contest was less about competition or comfort than it was for the camaraderie and relaxation of sitting on an otherwise barren sheet of ice.
While politics were static in 2013 — the incumbents faced no challengers in town elections — the future of Thacher State Park drew regional interest as did the disposition of an unprecedented negligent-homicide case
A center to educate visitors about the natural wonders of the Helderbergs is a grand idea and a worthwhile draw but we must avoid the irony and tragedy of an unsafe building for want of secure underpinnings.