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Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson
Liza, Laura and Shelene Atkinson

Family band, family business

The Atkinson Family Band has been making bluegrass music since the '90s. In that time it has released several albums and become a staple of the summer festival scene. And now they're looking to make their band more of a business.

Nora Flaherty talked with the Atkinsons as part of NCPR's new occasional series on North Country business owners.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 03/21/12

Brian Mann has the latest on the lawsuit Tupper Lake property owners and green groups have filed against the state of New York--they're hoping to stop construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort.

And the Atkinson Family has been making bluegrass music since the '90s. In that time they've released several albums and become a staple of the summer festival scene. But the family band is also a family business--Nora Flaherty looks at how they make that side of what they do work.  Go to full article
Joanie Mackowski. Photo: Lindsay France, Cornell University

Readers & Writers: Joanie Mackowski

Our guest, Joanie Mackowski, teaches at Cornell University and is visiting Canton as part of the St. Lawrence University Writers Series. Her poetry collections include the award-winning View From a Temporary Window and The Zoo. Her third collection of poems, in progress, explores lyric poetry from an ecocritical vantage point. Ellen Rocco, Sarah Barber and Dale Hobson host.

The author will give a reading Thu., March 22 at 7:30 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the campus of St. Lawrence University, Canton NY.  Go to full article
The January APA vote gave the Adirondack Club and Resort projec the green light. Photo: Brian Mann

Green groups sue to block Adirondack Club and Resort

Environmental groups and property owners in Tupper Lake say they're suing the state of New York, hoping to stop construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort.
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APA attorney Paul Van Cott won a trustee seat in Saranac Lake (Photo:  Van Cott campaign)

Democrats claim trustee seats in Saranac Lake

Voters swept two more Democrats onto the Saranac Lake Village Board of Trustees Tuesday. Local business owner Barbara Rice and Adirondack Park Agency attorney Paul Van Cott...  Go to full article

Comptroller says pension plan won't save NY money now

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers are deliberating behind the scenes on their remaining disagreements over the state budget. Meanwhile unions and others have expressed doubts...  Go to full article

Idled Fort Drum coal plant to have greener reopening

An Albany energy company plans to buy an idled coal plant on Fort Drum and convert it to run on renewable biomass materials.  Go to full article
Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) explains the Workforce-Ready Educate America Act to a gathering of educators in Amherst. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail

Tax credits would encourage internships

A western New York representative wants to give businesses an incentive to provide internships. The new piece of legislation in Congress would give businesses a tax credit...  Go to full article
Brett McLeod over the evaporator

Neighbors gather for a warm-weather "boil"

The unusually warm weather this March hasn't been great for sugar makers. Maple syrup yields across northern New York and Vermont have been low, and a lot of producers are...  Go to full article
Pyrites storyteller Jan Hutslar

Listen up: the art of telling tales

Every year around the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere (or the first day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere) people all over the world gather to tell stories...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 03/20/12

The APA approved the Adirondack Club and Resort project this winter...but that doesn't mean the issue's closed with green groups. Public unions react (not happily) to the...  Go to full article
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