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Following Photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard
In the late 1800s, photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard captured some of the most iconic scenes in north country Now another Glens Falls native, Mark Bowie, has spent two years photographing the exact same scenes.
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On Great Sacandaga Lake, State Land For Lease Cheap
Adirondack real estate prices have soared in recent years, thanks to a boom in vacation homes. Small lake front parcels sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But along Great Sacandaga Lake, in the southern Adirondacks, people can lease 100-foot sections of shoreline property from the state for just $56/yr. Brian Mann reports.
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Historic Hyde House Reopens in Glens Falls
After 18 months of expansion, renovation and restoration, the Hyde House in Glens Falls has reopened to the public. Built in 1912 by Charlotte and Louis Hyde, the home has been a centerpiece of the Hyde Collection of fine art and antiques for decades. Todd Moe tours the restored home with Museum Director Randall Suffolk. 
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Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer
Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.

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 week's cold snap - reassuring to some - has raised new questions about the health of the North Country's ecosystem.

What do these fluctuating temperatures do to plants, soils and watersheds? Was there any damage to area farms? Or livestock? Jonathan Brown put these questions to farm-business manager Bill Van Loo, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension.  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 power lines are snapping. In Saratoga County, an estimated 40,000 people are without power. It's not expected to be restored until tomorrow.

The Red Cross is opening a shelter and warming center for area residents at the Maple Avenue Middle School between Six and Seven tonight.

Western and central New York metro areas are also reporting up to a half-inch of ice on roads, trees and power lines. As a result, almost 40,000 homes in the Syracuse area are without power - more than 50,000 homes around Rochester.

Roads are tied up because of snow, accidents and even some fatalities across the region.

A harried officer at the State Police headquarters in Ray Brook said, "There are more accidents than I have time to count." He warns that all roads are now snow-covered and slippery.

To get a better sense of the weather system that has moved in to the area, Jonathan Brown called the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont. Meteorologist Brook Taber, says things are just getting back to normal.  Go to full article

In Cranberry Lake, a feud over trail rights

Snowmobile riders have complained for years that their trail network in the North Country is fragile. It depends on a patchwork of agreements with local and state governments, as well as dozens of private landowners.

In the northern Adirondacks, a snowmobile club is feuding with hunters over a trail that crosses land leased by the Cranberry Lake Fish & Game Club.

Sledders with the Cranberry Lake Mountaineers have used the route for years to reach the lake. But it was closed this season following a dispute over money.

We talked about the simmering disagreement with a member of each club, Bill White and Tom Morley - who reads from a prepared statement.  Go to full article

Snowfall makes news in the North Country

Snow is falling in the North Country. In other years, that would not be a news story, but this year is different. Jonathan Brown talked to Mike Wilcox - the general manager...  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

Inmates pay less to phone home

Govenor Spitzer yesterday ended the practice of charging high phone fees to inmates in New York state prisons. The change will affect hundreds of prisonsers here in the North...  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

Pataki, GOP Senate confirm APA commissioners

During their special session yesterday in Albany, the state Senate confirmed two new members to the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners. As Brian Mann reports, the...  Go to full article

Books: Adirondack Waters - Spirit of the Mountains

Mark Bowie is a third-generation Adirondack photographer. He grew up in Glens Falls where his father and grandfather have run a commercial photography business for more than...  Go to full article
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"Bauer's power" on environment angers local leaders

The headline in yesterday's Adirondack Daily Enterprise reads "Bauer's power." It's a reference to Peter Bauer, the sometimes controversial environmental activist who...  Go to full article

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