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Paul Smith's, The College of the Adirondacks is set in the Adirondacks on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake. Programs include Biology; Business; Culinary Arts and Service Management; Natural Resources; Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, Fish and Wildlife Technology; Forest Recreation or Forest Technician; Liberal Arts; Ecology and Environment Technology; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Outdoor Recreation; Surveying; or Urban Tree Management.

Paul Smith's College is a founding member of NCPR's Adirondack News Fund, and hosts our Adirondack News Bureau.

NCPR's long-running series on the natural world, Natural Selections, is co-hosted by Paul Smith's College biologist, Dr. Curt Stager.

Preview: new music camp for adults

A new music camp for adults will be held in the Adirondacks this summmer. Paul Smiths College will host Mountain Arts Gathering, a weeklong music camp from July 18-24. The camp will feature nationally known musicians, four musical workshops each day along with jam sessions, staff concerts, a contra dance and a talent show.

The camp's director, Kary Johnson, grew up in the Adirondacks and taught in public schools for several years. In recent years she has been an instructor at the Meadowlark Music Camp in Maine, an experience that she says inspired her to launch the Gathering this July. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Talking about service

NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco will be delivering the commencement address at Paul Smith's College this weekend and will receive an honorary degree. The theme of her address is service. She sat down with Martha Foley to talk about how to talk about community service.  Go to full article
This woodpecker in the Adirondacks seems unfazed by the cold weather

Spring snows may hurt birds more than bugs

Before we were blanketed with spring snows, black flies and plenty of other bugs were already buzzing in the warm, April air.

Now, that buzz has all but died away.

Paul Smiths College biology professor Curt Stager tells Jonathan Brown the snow and cooler temperatures could affect birds more than insects--even though many people assume spring snows mean a more bug-free summer.  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) (Source:  File photo)

Rep. Owens says healthcare reform should come in small pieces

Healthcare reform is back in the headlines. President Barack Obama plans to unveil his own legislation today. He's called for a bipartisan summit with lawmakers in...  Go to full article
Haley Johnson of Lake Placid in the women's individual 15 kilometer biathlon yesterday. Photo by Nancie Battaglia.

More struggles for North Country Olympians

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are just about halfway done. There are just four medal events on the schedule today, and they're all being held at Whistler. First up is the...  Go to full article

Group considers ways to save Adirondack Visitor Interpretive Centers

A diverse group gathered yesterday to look at ways to keep the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Centers in Newcomb and Paul Smiths going.
The meeting was hosted by...  Go to full article

Both Adirondack Interpretive Centers to go

The Adirondack Park Agency's Visitor Interpretive Centers in Paul Smiths and Newcomb would be closed under Gov. David Paterson's proposed 2010-11 budget.

The...  Go to full article
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Paul Smiths' Tim Burke leads international biathletes heading into the Vancouver Olympic Games

The 2010 Winter Olympics begin in Vancouver in less than two months and it looks like at least one North Country athlete will be ready.

Biathlete Tim Burke, from...  Go to full article
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Burke claims silver in Sweden; ties best American finish ever

Adirondack biathlete Tim Burke claimed a silver medal yesterday in World Cup races in Oestersund, Sweden. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Books: "Adirondack Moments"

Jim Kraus has been an avid photographer most of his life. He taught forest recreation at Paul Smiths College for 30 years, and always packed a camera for outdoor treks. ...  Go to full article

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