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Map of New York showing Adirondack Park bounded by traditional Blue Line. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Map of New York showing Adirondack Park bounded by traditional Blue Line. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Where the heck is the Adirondacks?

Over the last several years, we here at North Country Public Radio have been asking questions about the way our region is marketed to tourists.

We've interviewed some of the top tourism entrepreneurs and marketing experts, from places like the Thousand Islands, the Tug Hill and the Adirondacks.

We've poked at the question of whether northern New York's incredible natural beauty is being marketed as effectively as other tourist destinations.  Go to full article
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31.     Photo: Jason A. Howie, CC some rights reserved

Cuomo calls for utility, regulation reform

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his annual State of the State message tomorrow, it will include proposals for greater oversight of state's electric utilities.
An investigatory panel created by Cuomo in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy recommends that the state's Public Service Commission be given more powers to regulate electric utilities and to impose higher monetary fines.  Go to full article
Guns and ammo at an Arizona gun shop. Photo: Mike Saechang, CC  some rights reserved

Cuomo, Republicans at impasse over gun measures

New York Gov Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the state Senate remain unable to agree on gun control legislation, just one day before the governor delivers his State of the State address to the joint legislature.

Meanwhile, the state comptroller says he's thinking of divesting the state's pension fund from investments in gun manufacturers.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake High School. Photo: <a href="">Ron Schott</a>, some rights reserved.

School struggles to balance security, cost and culture

District officials are talking about ways to tighten security at schools in Saranac Lake in the wake of last month's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

One of the...  Go to full article
Jupiter and Moons through a 10" lx200 telescope. Photo: <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>

Saturn, Jupiter...and comets on the way

Clear nights in the forecast, and the waning crescent Moon make for a great opportunity to bundle up and get outside for some sky-watching.

St. Lawrence University...  Go to full article

Elvis definitely still in De Peyster

Today is Elvis Presley's birthday...he was born on this day in 1935. But for some, every day is about celebrating the King.

Shirley Gagnon is one such fan. She's...  Go to full article