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Coal Burning Power Plant Buys Out Angry Neighbors

Coal burning power plants in the Midwest are considered the number one cause of acid rain. Smokestacks pump out tons of sulfur and mercury that drifts north and east, poisoning Adirondack lakes and forests. The toxic pollution is also a threat to small towns that neighbor the power plants. Last summer, "blue clouds of sulfur gas" blanketed the village of Cheshire, Ohio. But rather than clean up their emissions, the utility company has agreed to a surprising solution. American Electric Power is buying the entire town for twenty million dollars. Natalie Walston explains.  Go to full article

Bank Robber Nabbed Near North Creek

The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that a man has been arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in North Creek. Police say the man was also involved in a hold-up last month in Lake Luzerne. Brian Mann has details  Go to full article

Whitewater Derby in North Creek

Canoe season is in full flood - both for recreational boaters and more focused paddlers. Races opened the season in earnest on rivers across the North Country. In Canton, C-1 Pro World Championships headlined the 41st annual Rushton races. The Teva Black River Rodeo brought kayaking pros to the Black River in Watertown. And wintry weather ended just in time for the hundreds of boaters gathered from around the country for the 45th annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby in North Creek. Brian Mann dropped by for the race and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Preview: The John Brown 2002 Celebration

John Brown's life and work as an anti-slavery crusader will be commemorated Sunday afternoon at the Old County Courthouse in Elizabethtown, and at the John Brown Farm State...  Go to full article

Wilderness Within Reach: A Shorter Canoe Route In the Adirondacks

There are plenty of weekends when chores and family and spring's tricky weather make it tough to escape for a long backcountry canoe trip. Fortunately, the North Country...  Go to full article

Spitzer Unveils Plan to Combat Acid Rain

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer believes he has a better plan to curb acid rain in the Adirondacks than the Bush Administration does. Spitzer made a rare North...  Go to full article

SUNY-Potsdam Professor Tracks Earthquake

Todd Moe talks with Dr. Frank Revetta, Professor of Earth Science and Geophysics at SUNY Potsdam. His job is keeping track of earthquakes in the North Country.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Bridge Construction on Schedule

There's good news for business owners in Saranac Lake who were worried a bridge construction project set for this summer in the village would negativly affect tourism there. ...  Go to full article
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

President George Bush Met In the Adirondacks With Hospitality & Protests

President Bush praised environmental volunteers while celebrating Earth Day in the Adirondack Mountains. The President made a symbolic stop to help a trail crew working near...  Go to full article
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

President Visits Adirondacks for Earth Day

President George Bush is scheduled to arrive at Lake Clear Airport later this morning. He'll spend Earth Day in the Adirondacks, helping to rebuild a trail and talking about...  Go to full article

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