Thacher Park

A 20-year-old man from outside of Hong Kong died by suicide at Thacher Park on Wednesday. 

New York’s state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails hosted a record-breaking 77.1 million visits in 2019, according to a release from the governor’s office. Locally, visits to John Boyd Thacher State Park in the Helderbergs was up 13 percent.

We can’t let half of depressed young adults fall through the safety nets our society has put in place.

Zachary Barrantes

Zachary Barrantes, who is now 25, has been struggling for years with both physical and mental health problems. 

At 19, he developed Lyme disease.

 Daniela Filmer, the mother of Zachary Barrantes, the 25-year-old mentally-ill man who survived an attempted suicide at Thacher Park on New Year’s Eve, said no single person or institution is at fault for what happened on Dec.31; there had been breakdowns at every turn that night. 

Thacher Park needs a team of scalers to regularly check the cliff faces.

CLARKSVILLE — Thom Engle of the Northeastern Cave Conservancy will present a program on Hailes Cave for the Clarksville Historical society. He’ll speak on Wednesday April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Church.

A sheriff’s deputy said he smelled pot coming from a car parked at Thacher Park and was going to search it. 

A cocktail reception to raise funds for the visitor’s center at John Boyd Thacher State Park will be held on Nov. 3.

The 38-year-old, Erika Barkman, from Voorheesville, fell 50 to 60 feet, police said.


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