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Raising the final beam (Source: NHMA)
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 square foot museum opens in July of 2006. But as Brian Mann reports, organizers say the project is on-track and could play a central part in the revitalization of Tupper Lake.  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, and the lead runners will be there in just over two hours. Betsy Kepes took a little longer to cover the distance this year.  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 begun to swarm. Bob Martin, from Saranac Lake, spent a weekend on the Raquette River recently, with his 9-year-old daughter Samantha. He sent this audio diary.  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

ATV Riders Angry At Trails Policy, Governor

ATV activists lobbied state officials last night in Tupper Lake. 4-wheel riders want more trails and access to state land. As Brian Mann reports, many locals are angry at...  Go to full article

Riders Slam State ATV Plan

ATV riders gave state environment officials an earful at a public meeting in Canton last night. The DEC is getting input on its draft plan for regulating 4-wheeler use on...  Go to full article

First Wild Deer Tests Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

State conservation officials say initial samples of wild deer in Oneida County showed no signs of chronic wasting disease. Five deer on two farms tested positive for the...  Go to full article

Ortloff: Disease May Mean Permanent Ban On Deer Feeding

Assemblyman Chris Ortloff, from Plattsburgh, will take part in a new Republican task force designed to promote hunting and fishing. The move comes as the number of hunters...  Go to full article
Last year's Tour de Burn Barrel participants.  Photo courtesy of burnbarrel.org

Bike Ride Highlights Trash Burning Dangers

A group of cyclists will start biking from St. Lawrence County to Albany tomorrow. The 2nd Annual "Tour de Burn Barrel" is to draw attention to the health and environmental...  Go to full article

Fight Against Deer Disease Expands To North Country

State scientists will begin testing wild deer in Hamilton county, looking for cases of chronic wasting disease. Environment officials say a captive herd that operated in...  Go to full article

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