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Snowmobiles & Alcohol: part 2 of a 3-part series

This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The North Country has seen a rash of serious accidents, sending dozens more people to the hospital. State officials say drunk riders cause too many of these crashes. Some in the sport say the snowmobile industry should end its long association with bars and alcohol. In this second part of our series on snowmobile safety, Brian Mann reports that there's also a push to toughen laws that punish those who drink and ride.  Go to full article
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Snowmobiles & Reckless Speed: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The sport is wildly popular. Towns like Old Forge and Speculator see snowmobile tourism as an economic lifeline. But a growing number of critics say the toll of deaths and serious injuries will continue to climb, unless the sport reforms its culture. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the snowmobile industry's deadly addiction to power and high speed.  Go to full article

Warren County: Lens Lake Permit Reviewed By APA

The Adirondack Park Agency will also consider a permit this morning that would allow construction of a new home on the shore of Lens Lake, 25 miles south of Warrensburg. Other homes in the area aren't visible from the waterfront and some neighbors want to preserve the pristine view.  Go to full article

Lake Placid: Private School Seeks New Campus On Farm Land

The National Sports Academy - a private high school in Lake Placid - is hoping to move its campus from the village center to a farm on the outskirts of town. The project has...  Go to full article

Study: Upstate Prisons Provide Little Economic Bounce

A new study released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington-based think tank, says prisons offer little long-term economic benefit to rural communities. The group analyzed...  Go to full article

Budget Cuts Hit Environmental Protection Plan, APA

Pro-environmental groups say the governor's budget proposal would mean a "raid" on the state's Environmental Protection Fund. The fund is designed to help with land...  Go to full article

Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident in Adirondacks

A western New York man was killed when his snowmobile crashed into a utility pole in the Adirondacks. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
21st Annual Loppet gets underway. Photo provided by ORDA.

Loppet Race Run on Saturday, Locals Fare Well

More than 500 skiers turned out on Saturday for the Lake Placid Loppet, the North Country's premier cross-country ski race. As Brian Mann reports, local racers fared well in...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ice-Walled Lake Plains

Sometimes lakes appear on top of old glacier deposits. Dr. Curt Stager explains that some potato fields in Gabriels, NY have exhibited the characteristics of ice-walled lake...  Go to full article

Jay Town Justice is Censured

A state commission recommends that a town justice from Essex County be censured for handling cases that favored her relatives. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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