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State policy say an autopsy performed on a Paul Smith's College student yesterday found the young man drowned in Lower St. Regis Lake after apparently suffering a seizure. ...
For some teenagers it's been a summer of camp counseling, babysitting, or mowing lawns. An Ontario teen is finding out food can be a direct path to some extra spending money....
From walking catfish, to snakeheads, to species of killifish, some fish actually survive outside of water for a surprising length of time. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager...
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Two weeks of events will lead up to next month's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812. The...
TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) There is a new path to the summit of Goodman Mountain in the Adirondacks. The 1.6-mile trail near Tupper Lake was officially opened Tuesday.
SPECULATOR, N.Y. (AP) A village in the Adirondacks is dedicating a new park to Gene Tunney, the Hall of Fame boxer who trained in the North Country before his two epic bouts...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is getting a federal grant of nearly $43,000 to support bat research and monitoring related to white nose...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state. The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday...
Three years ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the New York's eastern Adirondacks destroying roads, homes, and the fire station in the town of Jay. Accroding to fire chief...
The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put...
Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in...
But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens...
The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety...
The president's remarks came the same day Ukraine said Russian troops entered its territory. The conflict has resulted in the worst tensions between Russia and the West since...
I’ve written before about how recent changes in U.S. tax laws are causing misery for Americans who live and work abroad. The problem is largely invisible within the...
Here’s a “feel-good” story that isn’t especially new, but deserves more attention. Specifically, a free cookbook designed to help anyone living on a...
The last couple of years, the Democratic Party in New York has been hammered with ethics and corruption scandals. It’s not a new phenomenon, but the drum beat of...
It’s a scene familiar enough to any family vacationer. As you approach your destination, as your child sits in the backseat of the car—his mind lost in the...
One of the perks of working at NCPR is our access to free courses at St. Lawrence University, also available to spouses. My late husband, Bill Knoble, earned a BS in Geology...
The big news in the fast food business today is Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion. As summarized by the BBC: The deal would create the...
The Depot Theatre has come up with the little engine that could. The two-character musical "Pete 'n' Keely" featuring Katy Blake and Interim Artistic Director Jonathan...
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) A Texas law school professor has donated an extensive collection of 19th century French prints and books to a museum in upstate New York. The donation...
"The Ugly One" by a prominent young German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg, harkens back to what I expect in the Firehall. It's new, dark, funny, and edgy.
This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.
The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.
The reunited band was made to sing and play around one microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of...

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