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Ammunition's moving fast off the shelves at North Woods Outfitters in Potsdam.  Photo by David Sommerstein.
Ammunition's moving fast off the shelves at North Woods Outfitters in Potsdam. Photo by David Sommerstein.

Small outfitter says gun laws could cripple business

Gun sellers in the North Country are digesting the new state gun control laws passed this week. Most aren't happy with what they're finding out.

North Woods Outfitters in Potsdam caters to hunters. The modest shop has a country store feel, with wood paneling and homemade shelving. A steady stream of customers walks in Thursday morning. A couple older guys with NRA patches sewn on their jeans jackets head straight to the counter where the ammunition is.

Store owner Rick Jones looks a little worried. He says boxes of bullets are flying off the shelves.  Go to full article
A pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo at Tuesday's signing of the NY SAFE Act. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="">Flickr

New poll finds wide support of Cuomo agenda

A survey from Siena College pollsters finds voters overwhelming support many of the items that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing, including parts of the newly enacted gun control law.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law on Tuesday. The governor has been criticized by some for the speed with which the debate, votes, and signing of the new package of laws took place. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="">Flickr</a>

Editorial writers rip gun law process

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trading sharp words with the editorial board of the Glens Falls Post Star, after the newspaper blasted his new gun control measure.

The newspaper argued in a lead editorial this week that Cuomo should have slowed down the gun control debate to allow for public hearings and public review.

That view was echoed by the Albany Times-Union, which ran a lead editorial criticizing the process for what the paper described as a lack of transparency.  Go to full article
Enjoying the skateway in 2011. Photo courtesy C. Miller

Rideau Canal Skateway opens today

This month's 'January thaw' was followed by colder temperatures. Enough, apparently, to put the final freeze on Ottawa's famous Rideau Canal Skateway.

Organizers...  Go to full article
Jacob Resneck left the Adirondacks to report in Alaska, central Asia and the Near East. Photo: Jacob Resneck

From North Country reporter to foreign correspondent

Jacob Resneck was one of the most recognized faces in North Country journalism, covering stories for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and North Country Public Radio.
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Minor Swing live in the studio at NCPR

Potsdam's Minor Swing brings their "Gypsy Jazz" back to NCPR's Studio

Potsdam's Minor Swing warmed up a sub-zero morning in the North Country with their own take on Django Reinhart-inspired "gypsy jazz" as they played live in our studio.  Go to full article

This Weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.  Go to full article