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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.

Heard Up North: Dairy Subsidies

This year's state budget includes $30 million of assistance for New York's dairy farmers. Farmers have to apply for the money by next Friday. Milk prices have been low, while fuel, feed and other costs have been skyrocketing. This Heard Up North is a St. Lawrence County dairy farmer.  Go to full article
Adult sea lamprey (Source:  NYS DEC)

In Lake Champlain sea lamprey battle, the parasite is winning

Fishermen, environmentalists and government scientists met yesterday in Burlington to talk about the future of Lake Champlain. The lake faces huge environmental problems -- from an invasion of zebra mussels to agricultural pollution to a new wave of shoreline development. But all sides agree that Lake Champlain's number one enemy is the dreaded sea lamprey. The eel-like parasite has contributed to the rapid decline of trout and freshwater salmon that once drew fishermen from all over the world. As Brian Mann reports, state officials in New York and Vermont now say they need more help from the federal government.  Go to full article
Emerald ash borer

Keeping out some nasty, wood-eating invaders

State environmental officials are warning people about bringing firewood srom down-state to camps and campgrounds in the North Country. As Jonathan Brown reports, the concern is over some destructive insects hitching rides in firewood and spreading across the northeast and into Canada.  Go to full article
Finch Pruyn's holdings include the Boreas Ponds (Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Explorer magazine)

Frinch Pruyn hopes to sell all assets in the Adirondack-North Country

Finch Pruyn, the biggest private employer and one of the largest landowners in the North Country, has announced it hopes to sell all its assets. Jonathan Brown has details.  Go to full article

Protecting 260,000 acres inside the Blue Line

State officials completed an agreement to protect almost 260,000 acres of timberland in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Seeing Saturn

Before it was a car brand, Saturn was a planet. And on this Heard Up North, Jeffrey Miller explains how we can see it in all it's ringed glory, tonight. He says good viewing...  Go to full article

Tainted pet food allegedly kills cats

The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but...  Go to full article
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A new princess

New York State's newest princess hails from Washington County and she has a job to do.  Go to full article
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, Depauville, are warmer this winter.

Seniors struggle to stay warm

Remember a couple months ago when it felt like spring on Christmas Day? If this winter has taught us anything, it's that warm spells aside, the North Country still has...  Go to full article

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