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The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting this morning that state environment officials are still trying to contain an outbreak of destructive feral hogs around the town of Peru, on the fringe of the Adirondack Park. “DEC is continuing...
Over the weekend, people gathered from New York and Vermont to celebrate the completion of the new Lake Champlain Bridge, from Crown Point to Addison. The hero of the day was bridge designer and world-renowned architect Ted Zoli, who was born in...
Yikes.  The big Laurentian Aerospace project, widely seen as the Next Big Thing for Northeastern New York, has been snagged for years as it seeks to lock down private financing.  (New York state has already offered up a generous incentive...
The Burlington Free Press notes that a year ago today the waters of Lake Champlain rose above flood stage, launching a battle for survival that gripped the valley for months.  (The lake didn’t drop below flood stage again until June...
Back in January, NCPR’s Brian Mann reported on the feral pig problem in the North Country. The story garnered a lot of comments, probably because of its juicy headline–”Feral Hogs Invade Champlain Valley,...


Special Reports

Audio Slideshow
King's Garden at Ft. Ticonderoga
1920s landscape architect Marion Coffin designed a pleasure garden for the Pell family's summer home, the Pavillion, at Fort Ticonderoga. It was neglected and almost forgotten until, about ten years ago, workers began to restore the garden to Coffin's plan. Todd Moe takes a tour.
Photo Audio Essay
Lake Champlain Maritime History
Wreck diving off Burlington, the Battle of Valcour Island and the Battle of Plattsburgh with Brian Mann.
Photo Audio Essay
Fort Ticonderoga's Grand Encampment
Fort Ticonderoga, a bottleneck of history—a visit to the annual "grand encampment" where stories of the French and Indian War and the Revolution come to life amid the sounds of fifes, drums and cannon fire.

GOP lawmakers reveal plan to spur Northern New York economy

Senate Republicans unveiled a ten-point plan to improve the upstate economy, as New York gained and lost jobs from major manufacturers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Dr. Cameron Wake

Climate Change will alter Northeast

40 scientists from across the Northeast have collaborated to project the region's climate through the end of the century. The conclusion of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, released last June, is that the very character of the Northeast is in danger. Cameron Wake is one of the team's co-leaders. He's a researcher at the University of New Hampshire's Climate Change Center. Wake told David Sommerstein the scientists used two future scenarios.  Go to full article

Another round in Albany's fight over reform

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he's not giving up on his fight to convince the legislature to enact campaign finance reform. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Betsy Lowe takes over as DEC Region 5 chief

The Spitzer administration has named a new director to lead the Department of Environmental Conservation in Region 5 -- which includes the central and eastern Adirondacks as...  Go to full article

Sunshine for public policy discussions in Albany

Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders held their first open leaders meeting since the state budget, where Spitzer pledged to try to work out remaining session issues in...  Go to full article

Hospital closures get a review by lawmakers

Legislative leaders say they want to revisit the Berger Commission report that recommended that many hospitals around the state be closed or merged. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Gov wants to expel junk food

Governor Eliot Spitzer released his healthy schools bill to curb the sale of soda pop and junk food in the state's schools, and encourage a healthier lifestyle.  Go to full article
The aluminum purse holds two pre-prepared meals wrapped in foil

Heard Up North: Making the car cook

On this Heard Up North: A familiar voice tells us about car cooking. It's a way of making hot meals on your engine while you drive. NCPR's own Barb Heller tried it on a...  Go to full article

Lawmakers pass AG's student-loan bill

The state legislature has approved a bill proposed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to stop cheating in the student loan industry. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany  Go to full article

Investigation of Comptroller's office expands

The probe of possible illegal activities at the State Comptroller's office is widening, as the newly appointed State Comptroller, and State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo,...  Go to full article

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