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Corrie Miller, right, director of the AuSable River Association, speaks  during a state Adirondack Park Agency discussion on climate change. Stephanie Ratcliffe, left, director of The Wild Center, and Paul Smith's College professor Curt Stager also made presentations to the agency's commissioners.
Corrie Miller, right, director of the AuSable River Association, speaks during a state Adirondack Park Agency discussion on climate change. Stephanie Ratcliffe, left, director of The Wild Center, and Paul Smith's College professor Curt Stager also made presentations to the agency's commissioners.

Experts: Adirondacks should prepare for climate change

The climate of the Adirondacks is getting warmer and wetter, and the Park and its communities will likely experience more extreme weather events in the years to come. That's what Paul Smith's College professor and paleoclimatologist Curt Stager told state Adirondack Park Agency commissioners last week during a panel discussion on climate change. The session was hosted by the agency's Public Awareness and Communications Committee.  Go to full article
Atlantic Salmon fingerlings hit the water in the Salmon River. Photo: David Chanatry

Bringing back the Salmon River's salmon

In recent years both the federal and New York State governments have been studying how best to re-introduce salmon to New York's Salmon River.

That might come as a surprise to anyone who's ever caught one of the river's famous eye-popping sized fish.  Go to full article
Jemila Saleh in her kitchen in Potsdam. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Eritrean refugee finds home in cooking

Eritrea is a small country in the African Horn. It's been at war on and off with neighboring Ethiopia for decades. And since 2001, the government has been sending thousands of its citizens to prison for being a part of any faith group that isn't on the government's approved list of churches.

Jemila Saleh is sure she would have been sent to prison for her beliefs, if it hadn't been for a series of what she calls miracles. Just after her pastor was imprisoned, Jemila connected with a church here in the North Country, and they offered to support her escape. So in the middle of the night Jemila packed up all she could, and got on airplane with her three daughters. Members of the church picked them up at the Syracuse airport with a backseat full of blankets and winter coats, and brought them to their new apartment in Potsdam, which the church members had rented and furnished.

Four and a half years later, Jemila has a degree in finance from SUNY Canton, her daughters are in school, and Jemila is practicing her faith freely here. But the way she's kept a grip on her life, and her story, is through cooking.  Go to full article
Guitarist Paul Meyers

Preview: New music by guitarist Paul Meyers

A busy jazz guitarist with North Country roots is releasing a new CD this week, and will be celebrating with a house concert near Potsdam tomorrow night. Joel Hurd tells us...  Go to full article

Researchers study personalized light therapy

We're heading into some of the darkest days of the calendar year. It's an especially challenging time for people who have trouble adjusting to the increasing dark.
...  Go to full article
Thanksgiving meals provided by the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Lake Placid are distributed throughout Essex County. Here, Sue Cutting of Cornell Cooperative Extension, left, Krista Berger of Essex County's Women Infant and Children, or WIC, program, center, and Samantha Davis, also of WIC, get ready to take a van full of meals to families in need. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise photo -- Chris Morris)<br />

Volunteers distribute Thanksgiving meals at Lake Placid food pantry

Dozens of volunteers gathered in Lake Placid earlier this week to help pack, deliver and dispense Thanksgiving meals at the Ecumenical Food Pantry.

The food...  Go to full article
Former Congressman David Martin (left) with Matt Doheny in 2010

North Country remembers David O'Brien Martin

Former North Country Congressman David O'Brien Martin died Tuesday night at age 68. The O'Leary Funeral Home in Canton says Martin was at his home in West Virginia under the...  Go to full article
Sharon Bastille ("Mom") presents a pie. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Serving up meatloaf, pie and community at Mom's Schoolhouse Diner

At its best, Thanksgiving is about food, family, and community--and Sharon Bastille, better known around her West Potsdam stomping ground as "Mom", has built her business...  Go to full article
Photo: Joanna Richards

Falconry pairs humans and birds in hunting

Falconry, the sport of hunting with birds of prey, is ancient: its history goes back thousands of years. It was once used as a way to catch small prey, like rabbits and...  Go to full article
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered in 2010 to share stories.

Four friends share Thanksgiving memories

As families and friends gather for Thanksgiving meals this week, food and stories will be shared around the dinner table. Friday is the fifth annual National Day of...  Go to full article
Burl on a sequoia tree. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/hickstro/">Troy Hicks</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Burl wood

Burl wood, the knobs of complex grain that some trees form, is prized by woodworkers for its beauty and utility. What causes wood grain to deviate from the straight and...  Go to full article
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