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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 pension deal in Albany. And a small island town in Vermont takes matters into its own hands when its only bank plans to close.  Go to full article
Colin Gillis

DEC downgrades Colin Gillis search to "limited continuous"--Police continue investigation

The search for 18-year-old Colin Gillis has been downgraded to "limited Continuous" status by DEC Forest Rangers.

In a press release late Monday afternoon, the DEC said all reasonable efforts have been made to search areas where Mr. Gillis may have been located. The release also said New York State Police will continue to investigate Gillis' whereabouts.  Go to full article
Brian Houseal's position on the Adirondack Club and Resort has been described by critics as "dangerous."  Photo: Brian Mann

Green groups fall into war of words over Adirondack Club and Resort project

The Adirondack Club and Resort decision over the winter continues to send shock waves through the Park's environmental community.

APA commissioners voted 10-to-1 to allow the massive development to go forward, winning praise from local government leaders.

But green groups in the Park remain deeply divided over the decision. They've fallen into a public war of words over what the decision means and what the environmental movement should do next. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Griffo wants $5 million to defend NY military bases

Both the House and Senate versions of the state budget include money to protect Fort Drum and other military installations in New York from the chopping block.
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Gibson loses North Country turf

Congressman Chris Gibson issued a statement last night acknowledging that he will no longer represent counties in the North Country, based on a federal redistricting plan...  Go to full article
Tarry Tatro and Irene Clarke in front of the People's United branch

In Alburgh, Vermont, citizens recruit a bank

When you drive across the bridge from Rouse's Point, New York, into Vermont, the first town you hit is Alburgh. It's a small community, about 2,000 people. And its geography...  Go to full article

Legislature haunted by recent deals as it looks to move forward with budget

The state legislature met Monday for the first time since striking deals on pension reform and new district lines. It tried to focus on its new task, agreeing on a budget. ...  Go to full article

Very warm weather should continue for several days

Wednesday is technically the first day of spring. But with temperatures in the 70s breaking records in the North Country it's felt like summer for the last few days. That sun...  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

Why it's warm, and more about the night sky

Physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue's visit to NCPR studios this morning was a two-fer. O'Donoghue teaches astronomy and climate at St. Lawrence University. So this morning,...  Go to full article