Fort Drum, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — The across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester are set to kick in Friday, if there's no agreement between Congress and the president. That means a big impact for defense spending, including for Fort Drum, an important economic driver for the North Country. Go to full article
Long Lake, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — This week, a state Supreme Court judge ruled that a back country canoe route in the wilds of Hamilton County is "navigable in fact." It was another victory for paddlers, who have been fighting for decades to win more access to rivers.
This latest ruling followed a lawsuit filed against journalist and outdoorsman Phil Brown, who paddled a remote stretch of Shingle Shanty Brook. To make the journey, Brown made a brief carry or "portage" over private land.
He was sued by private landowners, who argued that he trespassed over land that had been closed to the public for generations. The landowners involved in bringing the suit declined to comment about the ruling.
Brian Mann sat down to talk with Phil Brown about the significance of the decision and we'll hear part of our 2010 report looking at the long-running legal battle over paddler access. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — With just three weeks and one day to go before a state budget deadline, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders met to assess how far they have to go to reach a deal. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — Solar weather does more than create light shows at polar latitudes. When the sun acts up, the effects can range from communications interference on earth to lethal doses of... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — A SUNY Potsdam theater student was among six college students on stage during the Oscars last Sunday night. ChaRon Brabham, from Brooklyn, was one of the winners of The...Go to full article