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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.

State, local partnership preserves public marina

New York state will spent $2 million preserving access to a marina in Bolton Landing. Town officials will contribute another $2.5 million. Locals had worried that the property would be redeveloped as a private residence, blocking public access to a popular section of Lake George. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Adirondack housing market softens slightly

The US has seen a historic real estate boom the last decade, with home prices in some cities doubling in a single year. Here in the North Country, the Adirondacks have emerged as a top condo and second home market. The last few months, real estate experts nationwide have reported a softening market, with more homes sitting unsold. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack market has also cooled, but local realtors say they're still seeing a lot of interest from retiring baby-boomers.  Go to full article
DOT tree cutting on Rt. 3 (Source:  Assn. Protection Adks.)

DOT hires Adk "czar" to monitor Park roadworks

New York's Department of Transportation is creating a new staff position to monitor all projects inside the Adirondack Park. The hire was mandated by a settlement that grew out of heavy tree cutting along Route 3 last year between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment groups and other state officials hope that the change will improve cooperation inside the blue line.  Go to full article
Blue Ridge Wilderness (Source:  NYS DEC)

State cuts trees to "preserve" wild Adk views

Two state agencies are locked in a debate over a little-known practice: tree cutting on wilderness peaks in the Adirondack Park. New York's constitution bans logging on all...  Go to full article

North Creek wind projects moves ahead

A plan to build a wind farm near the Gore Mt. ski area cleared a major hurdle yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Gore Mt. project faces new environmental review

The head of New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has withdrawn approval of a major expansion at the Gore Mountain Ski Center. Commissioner Denise Sheehan says...  Go to full article
Racing through the Adirondack Park (File photo)

Racing in the Adirondack wilderness

The Adirondacks have long been famous as a destination for world-class sporting events. From the Olympic venues in Lake Placid to international rugby tournaments in Saranac...  Go to full article
David Barlow & Robert LaVelle play a father and son in "A Number"

Preview: A Number in Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's production of A Number opens tonight (8 pm) at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls. Todd Moe talks with actor Robert Lavelle,...  Go to full article

DEC Tallies Adk Snowmobile Trails

For the first time yesterday, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released an official mileage tally for snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Park. Over the...  Go to full article
APA Chairman Ross Whaley

Adks After Pataki, Pt. 3: The View From Inside

This week, we're talking with some of the politicians and activists who will shape the Adirondack Park Agency's future after Governor George Pataki leaves office in January....  Go to full article

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