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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.
TJ Volchek conducts an interview (Source:  FOD)
TJ Volchek conducts an interview (Source: FOD)

Adirondack teens talk democracy

Last Tuesday, kids across the U.S. were talking with Americans about the importance of voting. The national project was organized by journalist and writer Sue Halpern, who spends much of year in Johnsburg, in the central Adirondacks. Halpern says it was a chance for students to hear from people who see voting as a duty and a crucial part of their lives. But as Brian Mann reports, their idealism played out this year against one of the nastiest and most controversial campaigns on record.  Go to full article
Johnsburg 10th grader practicing her camera skills

Tenth graders document the face of democracy

Voting is the most basic activity of democracy, yet in this country half of us don't bother. In young people, between 18 and 25, it's 75 percent. That's not for lack of trying to get out the youth vote. Last election, millions of dollars were spent to get kids to register and vote, but when all was said and done, the percentage stayed the same. Maybe we're waiting too long.

A new project that combines journalism and civics engages kid early - before they're eligible to vote -- and places them in the path of people who take their citizenship seriously. It's called The Face of Democracy, and tenth graders from Johnsburg are one of three pioneering classes in the nation to take it on. Oakland, California, and St. Paul, Minnesota are the other sites. Journalist Sue Halpern is one of the national organizers of The Face of Democracy. She's also training and mentoring the Johnsburg class, along with photographer Woody Widlund. Martha Foley talked with her yesterday, as she was packing up for the big day today.  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer, who leads the governor's race

Spitzer offers glimpse of Adirondack plan

An environmental group's questionnaire has prompted the first real insight into Eliot Spitzer's plans for the Adirondack Park. Spitzer is the breakaway frontrunner in the governor's race. He responded this week to questions submitted by the Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks. In his answers, Spitzer rejects the idea of privatizing state-run ski centers in North Creek and Wilmington. Spitzer calls for tighter controls on water quality in the park, writing, "I support restricting development along shorelines to ensure that leaking septic systems do not contaminate surface water." Spitzer also says he'll explore the idea of creating a single Empire State Development Zone for the Park and says he'll organize an advisory group to shape state transportation projects inside the blue line. Peter Bauer heads the Residents Committee, which gathered the list of questions from locals living across the park. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

DEC releases snowmobile plan

The state DEC has released their long-awaited snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. Environmentalists have raised concerns. Gregory Warner has more.  Go to full article

Merrick outlines APA changes

State Senate candidate Tim Merrick is proposing to remove the permitting and enforcement authority of the Adirondack Park Agency and shift that power to local governments...  Go to full article
Edward Kanze

Conversation with naturalist Ed Kanze

Ed Kanze has made a career writing about the natural world in far-off places like New Zealand and Australia. His new book: "Over the Mountain and Home Again", is a...  Go to full article

Ed Kanze: Indian Summer in the North Woods

Ed Kanze is one of the most prolific nature writers in the Adirondacks. His columns appear in a dozen newspapers and magazines, including Adirondack Life and the Adirondack...  Go to full article

Pagan pride draws criticism

Last week, the New York City-based Catholic League protested plans for a Pagan Pride festival at Adirondack Community College in Glens Falls. The event, on Saturday,...  Go to full article

Peak fall colors arrive

It's late September and colorful peak fall foliage is expected in parts of the North Country this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim Carroll, of Tupper Lake. He and his wife...  Go to full article

Pirro speaks to business leaders

Republican Jeanine Pirro was the only Attorney General candidate to address the annual Business Council meeting held at the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

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