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Eurasian Milfoil May be Dying Off

An environmental group says lake-choking Eurasian milfoil is mysteriously dying on its own at three of four targeted sites in Lake George. The Adirondack Council says the state should abandon its costly proposal to use an herbicide to rid lake of the weed. Acting council executive director Bernard Melewski said testimony from Department of Environmental Conservation experts showed milfoil is not spreading throughout the lake as had been feared. And he said the nuisance weed is disappearing from underwater beds that haven't been touched in years. In a press release, Melewski suggested increasing boat and dock fees to pay for herbicide application would be "overkill." But there's no agreement on the dieback, or the herbicide. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

More on the Lake Placid Film Forum

Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the latest gathering of film stars, directors, producers and writers in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

A Filmmaker's Take On September 11th: Letting People Speak for Themselves

The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in the arctic. The top documentary prize went to Photos to Send, a look at the work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Winning the Festival's special Honorable Mention category was a movie that's not quite a movie. September 11: Response is described by its creators as a visual archive of what New Yorkers experienced on that day. Brian Mann's story about the work includes strong and graphic language.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn...  Go to full article

Recommendation To Bishop: Close Tupper Lake's Catholic Elementary School

Parents and faculty at the Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake are recommending that the 99-year-old elementary school close for good at the end of this academic year. The...  Go to full article

L.P. Film Forum: The Player

Brian Mann talks with veteran film producer Ira Deutschman. He's distributed movies like "The Player" and "Hoop Dreams". He'll give us a peek at a side of movie-making that...  Go to full article

Director Jay Craven on Teens in Film

Martha Foley talks with film director Jay Craven about giving young people a start in film. Craven's credits include "Where Rivers Flow North" and "The Spitfire Grill". ...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Dinner With Friends

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is the opening production of Pendragon Theatre's season. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was in Saranac Lake...  Go to full article

People: Brian Houseal, Executive Director of the Adirondack Council

With 18,000 members, the Adirondack Council is one of the North Country's most powerful pro-environment groups. Brian Mann talks with the Council's new Executive Director,...  Go to full article

Adirondack Curriculum Project

Some North Country teachers are hoping to use the history and culture of the Adirondacks as an educational tool in the classroom. The Adirondack Curriculum Project is...  Go to full article

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