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Saranac Lake Dominates North Country Football

It was a big weekend for high school football in the Adirondacks. For the first time in five years, the Saranac Lake Redstorm beat their arch-rivals from Peru. As Brian Mann reports, the game was widely seen as a warm-up for the division championship.  Go to full article
Chasing the ball in Keene<br />Source: Bark Eater Inn

Audio Postcard: In Keene, 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 Barkeater Inn hosted its third annual United Way fundraiser last Sunday, edging out riders from Saratoga Springs. Brian Mann was on the sidelines on a perfect fall day. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Finch Pruyn Land Sale Alarms Environmental Groups

One of the region's biggest timber companies is selling a 4,900 acre parcel of land in the town of Newcomb. According to a report published yesterday in the Glens Falls Post-Star, Finch Pruyn has agreed to sell the property for nearly $6 million. As Brian Mann reports, environmental groups say the deal could signal a new wave of housing development in the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article

Adirondack Park?s Senior Scientist Steps Down

The senior scientist for the Adirondack Park Agency is stepping down. Ray Curran worked for the APA for 31 years and helped to shape a small but respected science program. ...  Go to full article
Betsy Kepes

Picking Blackberries

Commentator Betsy Kepes shares her thoughts, and Thoreau's, on one the bounties of the late summer -- blackberries.  Go to full article
The berries.

Postcard: Blackberrying

Martha Foley sends this postcard from the pricker-y wilds of the northwestern Adirondacks.  Go to full article

After A Summer Of Rain, Tourism Dips

It's been a soggy summer. Through July and August the National Weather service in Burlington recorded more than fifteen inches of rain. That's three times the amount that...  Go to full article

Morale High at the Adk Canoe Classic Starting Line

Todd Moe talks with Celia Evans and Martha Pickard, two of the more than 200 paddlers taking part in the 2004 Adirondack Canoe Classic from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. ...  Go to full article

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Inaugurated

Yesterday in Old Forge, volunteer groups and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new Northern Forest Canoe trail. The trail begins at the town...  Go to full article

Federal Money to Help Revive Black River

The Black River in Watertown is on a roll. After decades of neglect, a national freestyle kayaking competition was held there last month. And now the National Park Service...  Go to full article

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