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"Deer Lady" Defies Feeding Ban

A 63-year-old woman known as the ``Deer Lady'' is on trial for violating the state's ban on feeding wild deer. Anita Depczynski is on trial after being ticketed repeatedly by conservation officers in a suburban park outside Buffalo. New York is among many states that have made feeding deer illegal in hopes of stopping the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. The fatal brain disease has been found in deer and elk as far east as Wisconsin. Biologists say it's passed from animal to animal when deer congregate. Depczynski has rejected all talk of settling the case, hoping to bring attention to the plight of the deer in the town's shrinking green space. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Joyce Kryszak found Depczynski outdoors in the park recently, still feeding the deer.  Go to full article

Adirondack Man Lobbies Against Deer Feeding Ban

Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Fire Strikes Tupper Lake

A major fire hit downtown Tupper Lake Monday, leveling two businesses on Park Street. Fire crews from around the region were called in to battle the blaze. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Whiteface Skier Recovers After Crash

Officials at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington say a skier remains hospitalized but in fair condition, more two weeks after he crashed on Whiteface Mountain. Michael...  Go to full article

Court Clears GE to Sue EPA Over Superfund Cleanups

An appeals court has ruled General Electric has the right to challenge federal orders to clean up toxic waste sires, a decision the Environmental Protection Agency warns...  Go to full article

People: Poet Roger Mitchell

Writer Roger Mitchell spent years away from the North Country... the Midwest, England and the Everglades. Now he's back, living in Jay and writing about the Adirondacks,...  Go to full article

Prisoners: North Country Residents?

St. Lawrence County will be exhibit A in a forum at the U.S. Census Bureau today about how the census counts prisoners. An Ohio-based researcher says the county's decision...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: New Regional Fiction

Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson, along with callers, talk with the authors of two new novels with regional connections. Sue Halpern's The Book of Hard Things and...  Go to full article

Tupper Lake & Altamont Look To Combine Names

A new bill was introduced this week in the state senate that would rename the town of Altamont. Local officials want the town and village to be known as Tupper Lake. Brian...  Go to full article

Clinton: Spreading the "Made in NY" Message

David Sommerstein talks with Senator Hillary Clinton about the challenges -- and promise -- of marketing New York farm products in New York City, as well as filling the...  Go to full article

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