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All Before Five: 9/26/07

Rain came through the North Country - but not enough for farmers and others affected by the recent dry spell... Flight delays on Big Sky Airlines are keeping police in the Massena airport where they have to provide security... The growing strength of the Canadian dollar is bringing shoppers across the border... And on Heard Up North: carving sweet potatoes.  Go to full article

Goodwin: Memories of 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II

The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's soldiers were famous for scaling cliffs to attack German positions that had been viewed as impregnable. Jim Goodwin, from Keene Valley, grew up climbing and skiing in the Adirondacks and in the 1940s he was one of the pioneers of American mountaineering. When the 10th Mountain Division was being formed, Goodwin was recruited to help train the soldiers. He later served with the unit as a medic during the fighting in northern Italy. Goodwin is ninety-seven years old now, a retired schoolteacher. He sat down with Brian Mann to talk about his experience at war.  Go to full article

Audio Diary: voices of the founding of the 10th Mt. Division - WWII's "snow troops"

The 10th Mt. Division started out as an experiment to train skiers and climbers to fight in the mountains. After their deployment, the men of the division went on to lead a series of daring assaults against the German army in the mountains of Italy. Producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries produced this audio history for NPR.  Go to full article
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On the UAW picket line in Massena

It's back to work this morning for tens of thousands of rank-and-file members of the United Auto Workers. Union negotiators reached what's being called an historic agreement...  Go to full article

Small wild fires plague Adirondacks

As we reported yesterday, low water levels and a shortage of rain have brought drought conditions to the region. There are showers in the forecast for the next few days, but...  Go to full article

Preview: artist at work studio tour

NCPR is media sponsor for the first annual "Artist at Work Studio Tour," taking place in the tri-lakes region this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features free...  Go to full article