Regional Briefs – April 2, 2017

Mud Season Road Closures Begin in Adirondacks

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Mud season is beginning in the western Adirondacks, The Associated Press reported. Due to spring thaw, mud gates to trails seasonal access roads are closing to make repairs.

France Hosts Events Marking Centennial of U.S. in WWI

NEW YORK – The French embassy in the United States is staging a yearlong series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, The Associated Press reported. The Museum of the City of New York on Wednesday opened a new exhibit, Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York.

Hacked NY Post App Sends Out ‘Heil President’ Alert

NEW YORK – The New York Post app was hacked on Saturday, sending out notifications that included “Heil President Donald Trump,” The Associated Press reported. The Post, which has been among the only NYC newspapers to report positively on Trump, apologized.

Fishing Season Starts In New York

ALBANY – Fishing season is started on Saturday in New York. But the spring trout and salmon season is set to get off to a chillier-than-normal start across much of the state. One bit of good news: This winter’s rain and snow helped fill depleted lakes and reservoirs. The state has 314 lakes and ponds.

Spring? What Spring? More Snow for Parts of Upstate

ALBANY – As much as a foot of snow fell on parts of eastern New York on Friday with less accumulations in areas more south, The Associated Press reported. In NYC, a drenching rain fell nearly continuously from Thursday night through Saturday morning.

Going to the Dogs: Newark Hosts Guide-Dog Training

NEWARK – Dozens of puppies took over part of Newark Airport on Saturday, part of their training to become guide dogs for the blind, The Associated Press reported. The dogs walked around the terminal, rode escalators and even boarded a plane. Trainers say the airport is one of the more complicated places for a guide dog.