Cops release name of upstate man killed in snowmobile crash
MACOMB (AP) — State police have released the name of a suburban Rochester man who was killed in a snowmobiling accident on a lake in northern New York last weekend.
Troopers say 38-year-old Gregory Barr, of Pittsford, was driving a snowmobile on Black Lake when he hit a large rock pile and was thrown from his vehicle. Emergency crews brought him to the hospital in nearby Ogdensburg, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the St. Lawrence County town of Macomb, near the Canadian border.
Troopers say their investigation is continuing.
Sea-level projections to help state plan for climate change
ALBANY (AP) — New York state has adopted official projections indicating sea levels along the state’s coastline could rise by as much as six feet by the end of the century.
Officials announced the new projections this month. The figures are based on scientific research and will be used to help the state and its local communities prepare for climate change.
Basil Seggos, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, says the state is already experiencing impacts from climate change. Seggos says the state is working to help local governments, businesses and others prepare to ensure public safety and property is protected.
A law signed in 2014 requires the state to adopt official projections of sea-level rise. Officials say the six-foot figure is a high projection.