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Michigan Town Grieves After Lake George Tragedy

Many of the passengers board the Ethan Allen were visiting Lake George as part of a leaf-peeping tour. They were elderly men and women, mostly from Michigan. Brian Mann spoke with Gerald Brown, the mayor of Trenton, Michigan, where at least three of the victims lived. Mayor Brown says his town is in mourning.  Go to full article
The <i>Ethan Allen</i>.

Lake George Tourboat Accident Claims 21 Elderly Tourists

At least 21 elderly tourists died yesterday in on Lake George when their sightseeing boat capsized in a bay near Diamond Point. Many of the 49 passengers aboard were with a tour group from Michigan. The 40-foot boat, the Ethan Allen, overturned so quickly that few of the victims had a chance to pull on life jackets. As Brian Mann reports, local people did their best to rescue survivors.  Go to full article

In Potsdam, State Spreads Word on CWD

The Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting on chronic wasting disease in Potsdam last night. It's one in a series around the state to inform hunters about the fatal deer illness. CWD was discovered in 5 captive deer and 2 wild deer in central New York last spring. It was the first time the disease was discovered east of Wisconsin. As David Sommerstein reports, the turnout last night seems to indicate hunters aren't too worried.  Go to full article

DEC Truck Crashes on Vandalized Bridge in Disputed Champion Lands

State officials are investigating the vandalism of two bridges in the Champion Easement lands near Santa Clara in the northern Adirondacks. One of the bridges collapsed...  Go to full article

Adk Boy Scouts Will Merge With Albany

The Boy Scout council that serves Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties faces growing financial difficulties. The group closed their summer camp near Malone in August. The...  Go to full article
Getting ready: Some of the rowers in the Grateful Oars club at the Head of the Rideau in 2003 (photo: Grateful Oars)

North Country Rowers Prepare for Race on the Rideau

Rowing is a sport that appeals to people for a number of reasons. It can be a leisurely way to spend some time on a river or lake, or enjoying the company of friends. ...  Go to full article
Chasing the ball in Keene<br />Source: Bark Eater Inn

A Polo Ground Ringed by Peaks

Autumn is generally a time for football and maybe some last rounds of golf before the snow flies. In Keene, this is also the season for polo. The polo team sponsored by the...  Go to full article
The houseboat <i>La Duchesse</i>

Queen of the River Reigns in Clayton

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton has the largest collection of inland pleasure boats in the world, and now it's home to an enormous houseboat dubbed the "grande dame" of...  Go to full article
The pickers: Mimi, Hallie, Ellen and Naomi, and Meg.

Into the Briar Patch

The North Country's woods don't offer a huge bounty of fruit. In 1859, Henry David Thoreau listed "wild plums and inedible crab apples, and a few palatable grapes" - and lots...  Go to full article
Clarkson University's Tom Langen & Joe Osso

Road Salt Affecting Adirondack Lakes

This winter, state and local road crews will dump thousands of metric tons of salt on north country roads. The salt helps keep highways safe, preventing ice build-up and...  Go to full article

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