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Commissioner Erin Crotty. Photo: DEC
Commissioner Erin Crotty. Photo: DEC

State Moves To Buy More Land In Adirondacks

Over the weekend, top state officials committed themselves to buying more land in the Adirondacks, to protect the environment and to expand recreation opportunities. Strong support for the policy came at a gathering of the Adirondack Council, where Environmental Conservation commissioner Erin Crotty received an award. Brian Mann has our story.

Fast Facts: In his 2002 State of the State Address, Governor Pataki committed the state to preserving "1 million additional acres of land over the next 10 years" according to the DEC. Since 1995, the state has invested more than $400 million to preserve more than 400,000 acres of land across New York, much of it in the North Country.  Go to full article

Small Forests Can Breed Disease

Small chunks of forest, often split up by farm fields or new housing developments, are everywhere in the North Country. But you may want to wear long pants when you walk through them. According to new research, small patches of woodlands breed more ticks with Lyme disease. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
View of southern High Peaks from Mt. Adams

Southern High Peaks Conservation Deal Draws Local Concerns

The Adirondack Park Agency is reviewing a permit that will allow the preservation of more than nine thousand acres in the southern High Peaks. Recreation and pro-environment groups have praised the deal. Agency Commissioners are expected to approve the first phase of the project later today. But as Brian Mann reports, town officials in Newcomb say they didn't have enough time to properly review the plan.  Go to full article
Carol Gregson, The Pottersville Complainer

People: The Pottersville Complainer

Todd Moe chats with Carol Gregson, also known as "The Pottersville Complainer". She's collected on CD some of her memoirs of life in the Adirondacks. We'll hear one of her...  Go to full article
North Country Tourism In Need of Private Investment<br />Photo:  Courtesy of CAST

New Investment Fund Hopes To Promote Tourism Industry

A regional bank announced yesterday that it has formed a ten million dollar investment fund, designed to spur tourism development in the North Country. The new...  Go to full article
Actor/mime Bill Bowers

Theatre: It Goes Without Saying

From a childhood in rural Montana, to Broadway, to training with Marcel Marceau, It Goes Without Saying tells a funny and touching story of the important role that...  Go to full article

People: Singer/Songwriter Sara Wheeler

Sara Wheeler, originally from Michigan, is a mainstay of the Boston-area folk scene. She's performed her blend of folk/pop to packed coffeehouses, colleges and concert halls...  Go to full article

A Bear in My Kitchen: Conversation with Blue Mt. Lake Resident Betsy Folwell

Betsy Folwell, editor in large at Adirondack Life magazine, and a long-time resident of Blue Mt. Lake, says this year's bear trouble has been the worst she's seen. Folwell...  Go to full article
Anna Christner and David "Woody" Woodworth<br />Photos:  Ben Stechschulte, courtesy of Adirondack Life

Adirondack Profile: On This Trail Crew, The Boss Is 5-Foot-3 and Female

Each summer for a quarter-century, the Adirondack Mountain Club has sent professional trail crews into the backcountry. The crews - usually made up of college students -...  Go to full article

Campers Sue Over Campground Tussle

Four campers are suing the state following their arrest last summer at a campground in Raquette Lake. The $45 million suit claims that the four were harassed by officials...  Go to full article

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