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Democrat Bill Owens (at left) and Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Brian Mann
Democrat Bill Owens (at left) and Green Party candidate Donald Hassig. Photo: Brian Mann

NY21 Debate: Owens, Doheny, Hassig spar over healthcare

Tuesday night's congressional debate in Queensbury ranged over a wide range of topics, but the issue that ignited the candidates and the crowd was health care. Republican Matt Doheny argued for repealing the Affordable Care Act and warned that the Democratic reform measure was "anti-constitutional."

That sparked a fierce reaction from Democrat Bill Owens, Green Party Candidate Donald Hassig and from the audience at Queensbury High School.  Go to full article

Assembly candidates debate minimum wage, growth

As well as the 21st District Congressional race, debates Tuesday night in Queensbury focused on state Assembly races. The 113th district includes part of the Glens Falls area and Washington County, and the 114th district includes chunks of Warren and Essex Counties, in the southeastern corner of the North Country. Brian Mann spoke to Martha Foley about those races.  Go to full article
Bill Mozdzier and Jim LaValley work to get Chair 2 ready for opening day in 2009. ARISE now says the ski hill will close. Photo: Brian Mann

Big Tupper ski area to close

A local group that organized in 2009 to reopen Big Tupper Ski Area and to advocate for development of the Adirondack Club and Resort says the popular local destination will not reopen this year.

The group, called ARISE, operated the mountain on a volunteer basis, while waiting for a new resort destination to be built in Tupper Lake.

The group struggled last year because of the warm, snowless winter.  Go to full article

Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents claim victory after primary

Both pro- and anti-gay marriage forces are claiming victory after a split primary result in two key Senate races. Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo says two pro-same sex marriage...  Go to full article
Cullen Rose of Inlet (left), his brother, Andy Quodomine of Clifton Park (center), and moose-calling contest emcee Ed Kanze (right). Photo: Andy Flynn

Moose callers gather in Indian lake

There are more moose living in the Adirondacks every year. Scientists put the population at about 800 this year.

One town is hoping its local moose will be a draw...  Go to full article

Preview: Kingston WritersFest

Writers and readers are gathering in Kingston this week for the annual celebration of books and writing. NCPR's book reviewer Betsy Kepes spoke with artistic director Merilyn...  Go to full article
Michael Mann in the studio with NCPR News Director Martha Foley. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Michael Mann talks climate change politics

The U.S. has just experienced one of the hottest, and most extreme summers of weather in its history. But climate change hasn't been much of an issue in this year's...  Go to full article
An economic engine, or a boondoggle?  Photo: Brian Mann

Local governments blast, praise Adirondack land deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo made headlines across New York this week after his trip to the Adirondacks. He traveled to Essex County on Sunday to paddle and fish for trout. But...  Go to full article
Photo: Innovation Trail

Cuomo defends state fracking health review

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports his administration's internal health review of hydraulic fracturing in the state. The governor says the health department's review of...  Go to full article

NY Sen. candidate Tresidder questions Ritchie campaign on state funds use

Amy Tresidder, the Democratic candidate running against Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie, is accusing the incumbent of misusing taxpayer funds to boost her campaign....  Go to full article
Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskills is part of ORDA's expanding purview.

Summer visits help as ORDA rebounds from bad winter

The state Olympic Regional Development Authority continues to rebound from a bad winter, according to financial reports released last week.

As of July 31, ORDA's...  Go to full article
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