State lifts open burn ban
May 14, 2013 6:15 am
Joe Gentile reports in the Register Star the state's open burning ban ends today. The state Department of Environmental Conservation implemented the ban on March 16. Greene County’s Department of Emergency Services Director John Farrell Jr. credited the ban for a considerable reduction in reported brush fires. Despite the suspension of the ban, twin county residents are asked to contact their respective county 911 center at the non-emergency number to schedule an open burn. DEC permits are required to burn brush inside the Adirondack and Catskill State Parks system. Affected Greene County locations include Hunter, Jewett, Lexington and Windham. Read the full story in the Register Star.