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DEC Launches Burn Barrel Campaign

State environmental officials are renewing attention to the health and environmental dangers of burning trash outdoors. The Department of Environmental Conservation has joined with 7 northeast states and the EPA in a campaign to reduce backyard burning. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Donna and Tom Amoroso at their <i>Leather Artisan</i> shop in Childwold

The Art of Leather: A Visit to the Adirondacks' Leather Artisan

Travel the stretch of Highway 3 in the northwestern Adirondacks between Cranberry Lake and Tupper Lake, and you pass through the hamlet of Childwold; one of those "blink and you'll miss it" spots along the route. Sandwiched between a small restaurant and the post office is a rustic storefront decorated with tree limbs and a sign that announces The Leather Artisan. For more than 20 years this unassuming landmark has been a source for world-class handcrafted leather handbags, wallets and belts. Todd Moe recently toured the leather workshop.  Go to full article

Region's Republicans and Democrats Add New Voters

With two fiercely contested assembly races being decided today in the North Country, Republicans and Democrats have both fought to recruit new voters. As Brian Mann reports, the latest numbers show gains for both parties.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Man Charged in Infant Son's Death

A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and assault in the death of his 15-day-old son. Officials say it's the first murder case in Saranac Lake in 17...  Go to full article

Novelist William Kennedy Weaves Life and Fiction in Albany

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist William Kennedy is the author of eight novels, including Roscoe, Ironweed and Legs. Kennedy grew up in Albany and spent...  Go to full article

Beebe Steps Down at Lake George Association

The head of the Lake George Association says she's stepping down after twenty-six years. Mary-Arthur Beebe helped to develop the Association into one of the Adirondacks'...  Go to full article

Clinton's Surprising North Country Success

Like most big name politicians, Senator Hillary Clinton is stumping in swing states to help her party's presidential candidate to victory. Still in her first term, Clinton...  Go to full article

McHugh & Sweeney Pushing Border Patrol to Shut Down Adk Checkpoint

Two congressmen are asking the Border Patrol to shut down an Interstate 87 checkpoint in the Adirondacks until safety concerns are resolved.  Go to full article

Tourist Train Returns to Tupper Lake

Railroad enthusiasts in Tupper Lake are celebrating the return of tourist passenger service for the first time in nearly 25 years. They're inviting residents and visitors to...  Go to full article

Tupper Bans More Electric Heat

The village of Tupper Lake has imposed a five-year moratorium on new homes and buildings that use electricity for heat. The energy conservation measure comes as Tupper Lake...  Go to full article

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