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Driving to work early one morning this week, I was thinking about our fundraiser and what magical thing I could say to finally convince every non-contributing listener to kick in some money. Well, instead of coming up with the abracadabra of...
As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has become a hotspot in the North Country for young farmers trying to forge a new path for agriculture. The Adirondack Explorer traces the roots and future possibilities of that...
This week is Agricultural Literacy week in New York State, organized by Cornell's Agriculture in the Classroom program. Every year, Cornell extension agents and other volunteers head in to the classroom to read an Ag-related children's book. This...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...
The annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival opens January 31 this year. For more than a century, that has meant the construction of an Ice Palace, built out of blocks cut from the ice of Lake Flower. The job is now in progress. Last year, Saranac Lake...

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Andy Flynn uses the objects people make, use, and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.
A Cape Air flight preparing for takeoff at Adirondack Regional Airport. Photo: Brian Mann
A Cape Air flight preparing for takeoff at Adirondack Regional Airport. Photo: Brian Mann

No Cape Air flights from Lake Clear to White Plains, for now

Correction: the title and opening paragraph of this story have been changed to reflect the fact that Cape Air is still exploring ways to fly passengers to New York City.

Cape Air will continue flying passengers between Boston's Logan International Airport and the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear; but it won't add flights to White Plains, NY -- at least not yet.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Hyannis, Mass.-based airline a four-year, $1.8 million annual subsidy. The money will allow the company to continue providing three daily round-trip flights between Boston and Lake Clear.

Elected officials, a group of local residents and the major employers in the Tri-Lakes region had pushed for additional flights between Lake Clear and White Plains, but DOT rejected that proposal.  Go to full article
Snowmobile Crossing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amsd2dth/3413819666">amsd2dsh</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

A tough winter, even for snowmobile clubs

It's been a tough winter, with lots of cold weather in the North Country but not much snow, especially in January and February. That makes for a very tough season for businesses in the region that rely on winter sports, especially snowmobiling.

Dom Jacangelo, head of the New York State Snowmobile Association, was in the Adirondacks over the weekend. He says that trail conditions have been poor for many sledding clubs.  Go to full article
Colin Gillis was last seen in Tupper Lake two years ago.

NY police seek public's help in Colin Gillis disappearance

TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) State police investigators say they're hoping to speak to the person or persons who would have had contact with an 18-year-old college student who disappeared in the Adirondacks while home on spring break two years ago.

Authorities say Colin Gillis of Tupper Lake was last seen walking along state Route 3 between his home in Tupper Lake and Piercefield early on the morning of March 11, 2012. A student at SUNY Brockport in western New York, Gillis was home for spring break when he went to a party and never returned home.  Go to full article

Parents and teachers protest during Cuomo visit to Lake Placid

During Governor Cuomo's visit to Lake Placid yesterday, a small group of parents and teachers rallied outside the Olympic Convention Center, urging Cuomo to reinstate...  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo sleds in Franklin County on Sunday as part of his Adirondack Winter Challenge.  Photo provided by NYS Governor's office

Cuomo cheerleads Adirondack, Lake Placid tourism

Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a group of lawmakers on a day-long visit to the Adirondack Park yesterday.

The Adirondack Winter Challenge is part of his administration's...  Go to full article
This Fire Tower on the top of Bald Mountain is similar to those found on Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfoster67/9011842238/">George F. </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY agency plans hearing on Adirondack fire towers

RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled a public hearing on plans to restore two Adirondack fire towers designated as historic...  Go to full article
Bus outside the NY-run Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimberlypayne/3229127290/">Kimberly Payne</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo: NY to run ski bus service from NYC, Toronto

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) New York state is getting into the tour bus business, with plans to launch bus service from New York City to 13 upstate ski areas and from Toronto to...  Go to full article

Adirondack outdoor conditions for this weekend

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this weekend.

It's just two more weeks until the...  Go to full article
Opossum with "babies on board," near Brier Hill, NY. Archive Photo of the Day 6/26/13: Bruce Dana

Why Opossums are coming to the North Country, and why they look like they're made from spare parts

Opossums may be thought of as a southern animal, but they are becoming more common in the North Country as they expand their range north and west. They are the only...  Go to full article
Screenshot of the Discover the Adirondack Park app.

Tourism groups launch app for Adirondack visitors

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Planning a trip to the Adirondacks? There's an app for that.

The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and regional tourism groups have...  Go to full article

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