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Brad Capelli bears a ski scar
Brad Capelli bears a ski scar

After Four Deaths, NY Ski Resorts Talk Safety

Four people have died this winter while downhill skiing at resorts in the Adirondacks and the Catskill Mountains. A fifth skier remains hospitalized in Burlington weeks after he was seriously injured on Whiteface Mountain. Industry leaders say their sport is safe, if people ski responsibly. But some critics say ski downhill resorts should do more to avoid serious accidents. As Brian Mann reports, a half-dozen bills in Albay would require skiers to use helmets.  Go to full article

Feuding Over A Famous Adirondack View

In the Adirondack Park, spectacular views are supposed to be protected and enhanced, according to state law. But the future of a scenic vista north of Saranac Lake has triggered controversy and a feud between state agencies. As Brian Mann reports, the state Department of Transportation plans a road project near Donnely's Corners that could ban public use of the overlook.  Go to full article

"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...  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...  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

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