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Saranac Lake Man Indicted in Death of Jack Shea

A grand jury has indicted a man on felony charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Jack Shea, the patriarch of the first family with three generations of Olympians. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Anglers Urged to Hand In Lead Sinkers

Officials are urging anglers to trade in their lead sinkers for tin and steel alternatives. State wildlife officials and environmentalists say the sinkers can poison and even kill loons. The Legislature is considering banning the sale of lead sinkers of one-half-ounce or less. Martha Foley talks with Dr. Nina Schoch who has helped to organize a sinker exchange program.
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Trout Season Opener: The Joys of Cold, Frustration

Yesterday was the first day of trout season. It was cold and blustery, but Brian Mann decided to shake out his tackle box and go stand by the Saranac River for a couple of hours. Brian didn't catch any fish, but he tells us it was a great excuse to hang around in bait shops on a Monday afternoon.  Go to full article

Protecting the Adirondacks, Pt 2

The State of New York is pushing hard to finish dozens of unit management plans, the blueprints that govern recreation and environmental protection in the Adirondacks. The...  Go to full article

Book review: "Adirondack Tales"

In 1970, Adirondack Life magazine printed a book called Adirondack Tales: A Girl Grows Up in the Adirondacks in the 1880s. In it writer and painter Edna West...  Go to full article

Planning In the Adirondack Park: Process Is Slow & Controversial

When the Adirondack Park Agency was created, in the early 1970s, the act called for creation of dozens of unit management plans. The plans were meant to be detailed...  Go to full article

Loon Study

Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and...  Go to full article

Four Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern

North Creek author Sue Halpern reads from her book about monarch butterflies, called Four Wings And A Prayer.  Go to full article

Motorboat Restrictions Draw Hot Debate

A proposal to limit motorboats on waters near Saranac Lake sparked a heated debate last night. The meeting was held by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to...  Go to full article

Gorilla Experts

Brian Mann talks with Amy Vedder and Bill Weber. The pair spend part of the year at their home in North Creek, but they also work in central Africa studying mountain...  Go to full article

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