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Tim Damon, and assistant Justin Saxton, with a custom made drum kit. Photo: David Sommerstein
Tim Damon, and assistant Justin Saxton, with a custom made drum kit. Photo: David Sommerstein

Tips for entrepreneurs from a guy who's succeeded twice

Continuing our occasional series on the North Country's entrepreneurs is this portrait of one man who's become a poster child for small entrepreneurship

Potsdam's Tim Damon built a custom fly rod business into an online storefront success story. Then-Senator Hillary Clinton held him up as a model. The first President Bush bought a Damon rod and invited him to Maine to fish with him.

Now Damon's turning his knack for success to a new business - high end, custom drums for the drummer seeking a perfect sound.  Go to full article
Couple skating in Quebec. Photo: <a href="">Etolane</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved

Court upholds Quebec rule for common law couples

A third of all Quebec couples have "common law" partnerships - not marriages. A ruling last week in a case that's been making its way through the courts now confirms that if they split up, no one can claim alimony.  Go to full article
"Cherry picker" trucks for National Grid get ready for a long night of restoring power in the Price Chopper parking lot in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Wild weather: Wind, lake effect snow, record high temps

After record-high temperatures and damaging winds in much of the region the past few days, winter is back. Fire departments and highway crews answered calls all day Thursday - reports that the wind had blown off roofs, knocked down trees and power lines.  Go to full article
US Sen. Charles Schumer. File photo: <a href="">Propublica </a>CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Schumer would crack down on oft-abused painkiller hydrocodone

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal Food and Drug Administration to make it harder for people to get painkillers that contain hydrocodone.

Hydrocodone is...  Go to full article
New York City, like many large cities in the Northern Hemisphere, lies directly under important atmospheric circulations. Photo: Tony Fischer Photography / via Flickr

How a distant city affects your local weather

Seesawing temperatures, melting snow and rain, heavy winds...and that's just the latest few days of weather extremes. New research may help explain why patterns are changing....  Go to full article
Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage

Caramelo Trio: Latin contemporary live at NCPR

Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The goup based in Potsdam, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson,...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend. According to John,...  Go to full article
Miles Manchester's aim was a little low.  But all ten rounds from his WASR-10 would have struck a human body. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Should an AK-47 be legal? Listen for yourself

Last summer, months before the horrible shootings in Newtown, Conn. that took place in December, 2012, Miles Manchester of Potsdam, NY, was browsing the gun listings in the...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law earlier this month. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Survey finds gun law toll on Cuomo's ratings

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. Opinions are divided on the law's provisions. But a...  Go to full article
Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: <a href="">loonyhiker</a> CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Other states court Remington Arms gun manufacturer

At least five states are trying to lure the gun manufacturer Remington Arms to relocate from upstate New York.

The courtships come in response to New York's new,...  Go to full article
Dawn was just breaking as Brian Mann stopped along the bank of the swollen Ausable in Keene Valley. Photo: Brian Mann

Warm winds and rain push Ausable water levels

The National Weather Service has posted flood watches and warnings across the region. Early this morning NCPR's Adirondack Bureau Chief, Brian Mann, called in with a report...  Go to full article
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