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Seaway opens for its 54th season

An unofficial start to the spring and summer season Thursday, as the St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened with three separate ceremonies. It's the 54th season for the seaway.

The Thousand Islands saw its first ship of the season before the opening--on Wednesday. The Missisagi winters in Hamilton, Ontario, so it didn't need to go through any locks to get to Prescott.  Go to full article

All Before Five 03/22/12

The seaway opens for the year...and the 1000 Islands village of Clayton looks to renew its waterfront.
Also, things are getting testy in the State senate as minority democrats charge Republicans with using house rules to stifle them.  Go to full article
Green groups say resort developers Michael Foxman (L) and Tom Lawson held undisclosed talks with APA staff. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Green group suit: secret talks shaped APA's resort decision

A coalition of environmental groups and local landowners filed suit this week, hoping to block construction of the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake. The lawsuit claims that state officials ignored key environmental rules protecting open space and wildlife in the Park.

But the suit also alleges that members of the Adirondack Park Agency broke the law by meeting secretly with the resort's developers in the weeks before commissioners voted 10-to-1 to approve the project.

As Brian Mann reports, that claim is based in part on a story that first aired here on North Country Public Radio back in January.  Go to full article

Partisan tensions rising in state Senate

Senate Republicans are claiming victory in a too-close-to-call special election in Brooklyn. A win by the GOP candidate could spell another blow to minority party Democrats...  Go to full article
Photo: Lizette Haenel

Canton Central hosts budget forum tonight

Canton Central School will host the second of two community forums on budget issues Thursday evening in the Canton High School library, starting at 7 pm.

The forum...  Go to full article
Furs traveled from the north via sled and bateau. Photos courtesy of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives

1919 film: "Treasures of the Far Fur Country"

In 1919, two intrepid cameramen left New York City to trek across the Canadian North. Traveling by foot, canoe, dog sled and icebreaker they filmed scenes from Hudson's Bay...  Go to full article
Sandy Gothard will be the featured mad hatter on Friday night.

March "Mad Hat" Madness in Saranac Lake

You'll have a chance to show off that favorite, wild hat at Bluseed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night (5:30 pm). Judges will pick the craziest, most entertaining hats...  Go to full article
Laughter by tickling. Photo: David Shankbone

Natural Selections: More on tickling

How you react to tickling depends on who is doing the tickling. Martha Foley and Curt Stager return to their continuing conversation on this sensitive social topic.  Go to full article