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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.

Theatre Review: Showboat at the Depot Theatre

Showboat, the current offering at the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY, runs through September 4. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article
Fort Ticonderoga's Fife & Drum Corps enters the Parade Ground at the National Muster.

Postcard: 600 Fifes and Drums at Fort Ti

600 fifers and drummers - and a few bagpipers - convened last weekend in Fort Ticonderoga for the National Muster. It was the first time the Fort has ever hosted the event, an annual celebration of early American martial music and uniforms.  Go to full article

A Long Swim to Celebrate 50th

Sally Friedman is celebrating her 50th birthday by swimming 8 miles. She's competing in a race across Lake Champlain from Wilsboro to Burlington. Friedman started marathon swimming when she was 27. Her book, Swimming the Channel was published in 1996. She lives in Paradox, NY, and in New York City.  Go to full article

Fort Ti Hosts National Muster

This weekend, Fort Ticonderoga will reverberate with the thunderous sound of over 600 fifes and drums as it hosts the National Fife and Drum Corps Muster. The Fort has...  Go to full article
Old-fashioned hollyhocks stand guard in one corner of the King's Garden.

Beauty and Bounty: A King's Garden Tour

Fort Ticonderoga, the 18th century garrison on the southern tip of Lake Champlain, includes historic gardens containing thousands of flowers, plants and herbs. 1920s...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Woman in Black at the Depot Theatre, Westport

The Woman in Black, the current offering at the Depot Theatre in Westport, runs through July 31. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and...  Go to full article

Depot Theatre Launches Audio Described Plays

The Depot Theatre is doing something new--an audio described performance for the visually impaired. NCPR's Resident theatre critic Connie Meng spoke to Artistic Director...  Go to full article
Sen. Ronald Stafford

Stafford Remembered As Statesman and Neighbor

Hundreds of dignitaries, family and friends gathered yesterday at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh to remember Senator Ron Stafford. Sen. Stafford passed away last Friday...  Go to full article

Senator Ron Stafford, Legendary North Country Lawmaker, Dead at 69

One of the north country's most powerful statesmen passed away on Friday. Senator Ron Stafford was first elected to the state senate in 1965. He died of lung cancer at his...  Go to full article

Stafford's Enduring Legacy: A Conversation With Bob Grady

In 2002, when Sen. Stafford announced his retirement, Martha Foley spoke with Bob Grady, managing editor of the Plattsburgh Press Republican. They talked about Sen....  Go to full article

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