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Huge Resort Proposed In Tupper Lake Sparks Excitement & Worry

In the coming months, people in Tupper Lake will decide whether to support a huge new resort development in the hills above the village. The project - with more than 700 vacation homes and condos -- will be funded, in part, with village bonds worth tens of millions of dollars. The developer has also asked for a tax break from Franklin County for those who buy the four hundred thousand dollar vacation homes. Boosters of the project say the deal comes with very little risk for the community and would revitalize a town that's been losing population and businesses for decades. Brian Mann attended a community gathering yesterday in Tupper Lake. He found that many people support the project. But questions linger about financing. Some locals also worry that their quiet village could change beyond recognition.  Go to full article

Bear Canister Rule Proposed for High Peaks

New York state wants overnight campers to carry bear-resistant canisters in the eastern High Peaks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
ATV Trail Damage (Source:  Wildlife Conservation Society)

ATV Riders Trespass, Some Call it Civil Disobedience

The DEC is still taking public comment on a proposed policy that would effectively ban all-terrain vehicles from the Adirondack forest preserve. The deadline is May 27. State vehicle and traffic law already prohibits the use of 4-wheelers on most roads in the north country. But with ATV sales booming, riders trespass regularly on public and private land. They also use roadways where 4-wheelers are illegal. Many enthusiasts say they'll continue to take their machines into posted areas, regardless of state law. Critics describe the sport as lawless. But as Brian Mann reports, some ATV riders see trespassing as an act of civil disobedience.

NOTE: This story includes language which some listeners may find harsh or inappropriate.  Go to full article
photo: Amy Freiman

Leaving the Nest: Owlets in the Wild

Monday morning during the 8 O'Clock Hour, Martha Foley told the story of a Great Horned Owl chick--an owlet--found over the weekend on the ground. Martha's story...  Go to full article
Legislators deliberate ATV resolution yesterday.

St. Lawrence County Backs ATV Riders

St. Lawrence County is sending state officials a pro-ATV message. The legislature unanimously passed a resolution yesterday urging the DEC to establish a trail system for...  Go to full article
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine

Historic Adirondack Railroad Line Slated For Scrapyard

A Houston-based company called NL Industries plans to rip up more than twenty miles of railroad track in the central Adirondacks. The rail line runs from North creek to the...  Go to full article
Raising the final beam (Source: NHMA)

Tupper Natural History Museum Hits Milestone

On Friday, workers in Tupper Lake raised the final roof beam of the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. There's still plenty of work ahead, before the 35,000...  Go to full article
Betsy Kepes

The Boston Marathon ? the Slow Way

Each year on Patriot's Day, Hopkinton, Massachusetts hosts 20,000 runners. They pace the streets waiting for the start of the Boston Marathon. It's 26 miles east to the city,...  Go to full article
Samantha on the Raquette<br />(Source: Bob Martin)

Audio Diary: Dad & Daughter On the Raquette River

This is the time of year when paddlers are getting out on the north country's lakes and rivers. The ice is gone and in most places the black flies and mosquitoes haven't yet...  Go to full article

Preview: 22nd Annual Southwick Beach Run/Bike Event

Todd Moe talks with Susan Zabriskie, president of North Country Access Cycling. The group is organizing a bike, wheelchair and handcycle race in June in Jefferson county. ...  Go to full article

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