Licensed master bander Gordon Howard of the Crown Point Bird Banding Association holds a Lincoln Sparrow that he had just banded. Howard's home is in South Carolina, where he is a professor emeritus in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management at Clemson University. He has a canp in Keeseville. Photos: Mark Kurtz
May 29, 2013 — An historic documentation of bird migrations at an historic North Country site has come to a close for the season. For almost four decades, the Crown Point Bird Banding Association has been documenting the spring migration at the Crown Point Historic Site.
May 28, 2013 — Fort Ticonderoga is "America's fort" - perched on the New York side of Lake Champlain, it was instrumental in the American Revolution and other early wars. Now, it's a historical site that comes alive with reenactments and music. Go to full article
Clayton, NY, May 13, 2013 — The New York wine industry is booming. According to the New York Wind and Grape Foundation, five million people visit New York wineries every year. The industry generates almost $4 billion.
The New York Farm Bureau is pushing for an official designation for a new Adirondack Wine Coast Trail to bring enthusiasts to seven vineyards in Clinton County.
A lot of the credit for New York wines can go to a team of researchers that's doing what you might call "extreme winemaking": Breeding grapes that survive the North Country's frigid winters and still make delicious wine.
They hope names like Frontenac and Marquette will one day be as popular as Cabernet and Merlot. Go to full article
Apr 19, 2013 — The New York State Public Service Board approved the Champlain Hudson Power Express Thursday. The Power Express is a proposed underground transmission line that would bring... Go to full article
Shelburne, VT, Apr 16, 2013 — The Shelburne Museum opens its new Center for Art and Education this summer, and for the first time in the museum's 66-year history, it will be open year-round. Todd Moe... Go to full article
Burlington, VT, Apr 10, 2013 — Lawmakers on both sides of Lake Champlain say Congress is making progress on immigration reform. And they want to make sure the dairy industry is a part of it. ... Go to full article
Beauharnois, QC, Mar 25, 2013 — The Champlain Hudson Power Express is a proposed underground transmission line that could supply New York City with hydropower generated in Quebec. But opponents say the line... Go to full article