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A Long Swim to Celebrate 50th

Sally Friedman is celebrating her 50th birthday by swimming 8 miles. She's competing in a race across Lake Champlain from Wilsboro to Burlington. Friedman started marathon swimming when she was 27. Her book, Swimming the Channel was published in 1996. She lives in Paradox, NY, and in New York City.  Go to full article
The undiscovered Osgood River

The Osgood River, One Oxbow at a Time

The Osgood River flows through some of the wildest country in the northern Adirondacks. For decades, New York state has considered including it on a list of scenic and wild rivers that receive extra environmental protection. The legislature has never taken action. Brian Mann spent a day on the Osgood River this summer and has our story.  Go to full article

Scout Camp Closes

A boy scout summer camp that's been around since 1943 shut down last week. The struggling scouts are now trying to sell the camp for $2.5 million. Camp Bedford is on the shores of Clear Pond in the town of Duane. Gregory Warner spoke with Greg Morin, scout executive of the Adirondack council.  Go to full article
The Chalet at Camp Huntington. (photo: SUNY Cortland)

Raquette Lake Great Camp Named Historic Landmark

SUNY Cortland will formally celebrate the designation of its Huntington Memorial Camp on Raquette Lake as a National Historic Landmark. A special celebration will be held...  Go to full article
Duck Hole Dam in 2000. Photo courtesy Gary Dean.

Hikers and State Officials Debate Fate of Crumbling Duck Hole Dam

A group of hikers say a crumbling dam in a remote area of the Adirondack High Peaks should be rebuilt. They hope to save a famous man-made pond known as Duck Hole. The...  Go to full article

Local Fire Crews Return from Massive Quebec Blazes

21 New York forest rangers and assistant forest rangers returned late last night from northern Quebec. They spent the last two weeks helping to fight dozens of wild fires...  Go to full article

River Groups Hope Water Level Plan Isn't Status Quo

A binational agency is holding its final public meetings this week over new plans to control water levels on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River. It's the first time the...  Go to full article
Listening for Bicknell's thrush

On Lyon Mountain, an Increasingly Rare Songbird Makes Itself Heard

Every summer, birders across the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains climb high looking for alpine songbirds. The annual census helps researchers to track the health and...  Go to full article

IP Still Committed to Conservation Deal

Despite plans for a dramatic company downsizing, International Paper says it is still committed to a landmark conservation easement deal with the state. Announced last year,...  Go to full article
On the road...

Audio Postcard: Bike & Train Through Canada?s Maritimes

Summer is the time for family vacations and getting outdoors. This month, Tracy Santagate from the Adirondack town of Gabriels headed north to the maritime provinces of...  Go to full article

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