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New York's National Guard, pt. 1: Training For Iraq

More than 650 members of New York's National Guard are training at Fort Drum Army base near Watertown. They're preparing to become full-time soldiers for a year in Iraq. It's the first time the New York National Guard has been activated for wartime service since World War II. Many of the Guardsmen are from North Country towns, from Massena and Ogdensburg to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. In the first of a two-part series on the deployment, David Sommerstein reports on making the physical and mental transition required to move from the North Country to an unstable combat zone.  Go to full article

Park Agency Restricts Wilderness Recreation

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved new restrictions on outdoor recreation in the Dix and Giant Mountain wilderness areas. The plan is designed to cut over-use in one of the Park's most popular alpine zones. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment and recreation groups say the changes will help protect the seventy thousand acre area, which includes eleven of the Park's 46 high peaks.  Go to full article

Emergency Declared in the Town of Moriah

According to state police and the Essex County Sheriff's office, a state of emergency has been declared in the Town of Moriah. Details are sketchy, but the town is apparently experiencing wide-spread power outages. Brian Mann spoke with Moriah town supervisor Walter Rushby.  Go to full article

Decision Could Restrict Adirondack ATV Traffic

All-terrain vehicle groups say their sport is growing fast, with an estimated 300,000 4-wheelers in New York state. But a series of court decisions have made it difficult...  Go to full article

APA Considers Climbers' Impact on Wilderness

The Adirondack Park Agency begins review this morning of changes to management plans for the Dix and the Giant Mountain Wilderness Areas. As Brian Mann reports, the agency...  Go to full article

New Tourism Study Out

A new study is giving the region's tourism industry some facts and figures to chew on. Martha Foley talks with Laurie Marr, executive director of the Northern New York Travel...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: The Village Where Art Happens

The North Country has a rich tradition of supporting the arts. In Saranac Lake that energy has blossomed in recent years, as a growing number of painters and writers and...  Go to full article

Timberland Sales Could Reshape Adirondack Park

Half of the Adirondack Park's six million acres are privately owned. Big timber companies like International Paper and Finch Pruyn control much of that land. But in recent...  Go to full article

North Elba Town Supervisor Re-elected

Voters in North Elba re-elected town supervisor Shirley Seney yesterday. Seney faced a tough challenge from town board member Sally Warner. The race was bitter at times,...  Go to full article

Altamont: After 18 Years, New Leadership

For the first time in eighteen years, voters in Altamont and Tupper Lake have elected a new town supervisor. Greg LaFrance ran unopposed for the seat left vacant when...  Go to full article

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