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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.

Plattsburgh forums focus on refugees

Millions of people in the world live as refugees and internally displaced persons, uprooted from their homes by war and persecution. A pair of forums Thursday will examine the plight of women and children refugees worldwide. One of the featured speakers, Wendy Young, grew up in Saranac Lake and is Coordinator of U.S. Government and External Relations for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. She told Todd Moe that her office works with refugees in over 100 counties, and as a liaison between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations.  Go to full article

Growing the marketing program geared toward farmers

The "Come Farm With Us" program is expanding. Launched in 2002 by Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, it was an attempt to preserve agriculture and agribusiness in the North Country. Essex, Franklin, Madison and Oswego Counties have joined the program. It's reaching beyond New York State trying to entice farmers to relocate here. Arlene Hall is a coordinator for "Come Farm With Us" and she tells Jonathan Brown that the program has already brought at least 75 farming families to the North Country.  Go to full article

The U.S. Border Patrol wants you

North Country residents need to report any unusual activity on the border to the federal government. That's the message the U-S Border Patrol delivered last week to the Franklin County Legislature.

Ross Delacy is a supervisory agent with the department's Swanton Sector, which runs from Ogdensburg to the state line between New Hampshire and Maine.

Jonathan Brown asked him why his agency is soliciting help from locals and local legislatures.  Go to full article

North Country tourism could take a hit from new passport rules

The 'Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative' went into effect yesterday. That's the official name of the new legislation requiring passports to enter or leave the U-S. The...  Go to full article

Fluctuating temperatures raise concerns over farming

Temperatures this winter have left a lot of people wondering... December's 70-degree days caused flowers to bloom - but also contributed to concerns over global warming. This...  Go to full article

Winter comes back to the North Country

Winter finally returned to the North Country today with snow, freezing rain and wintry conditions that have mostly been a no-show this season.

Tree limbs and...  Go to full article

Assessing the new political landscape in Albany

Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about how the new administration and legislature in Albany could affect issues in the North Country.  Go to full article

Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative...  Go to full article
Vincent and Louise Boyea

About Vincent and Louise Boyea

Traditional fiddler Vincent Boyea grew up on the border of Franklin County where fiddlers from Quebec, Ontario and Northern New York played dances together and influenced...  Go to full article

IP tire burn canceled

International Paper has canceled a controversial plan to burn tire chips as an alternative fuel source at the company's mill in Ticonderoga. IP announced yesterday that had...  Go to full article

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