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When we’re not busy hitting you with hard-hitting news stories and engagingly introspective blog posts, there’s a good chance we’re giggling about something slightly moronic but enticingly funny in the digital suite (key word:...
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,...

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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.

Plan For Emergency Towers in Adirondacks Clears Hurdle

Officials in Saratoga County have moved a step closer to winning approval for a new emergency communications system in the southern Adirondacks. The plan calls for 90-foot towers and new roads to be built on three pristine mountain summits. Pro-environment groups say the towers are unnecessary and will wreck scenic vistas. But as Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack Park Agency now says many of the technical questions for the project have been answered.  Go to full article
Donna and Tom Amoroso at their <i>Leather Artisan</i> shop in Childwold

The Art of Leather: A Visit to the Adirondacks' Leather Artisan

Travel the stretch of Highway 3 in the northwestern Adirondacks between Cranberry Lake and Tupper Lake, and you pass through the hamlet of Childwold; one of those "blink and you'll miss it" spots along the route. Sandwiched between a small restaurant and the post office is a rustic storefront decorated with tree limbs and a sign that announces The Leather Artisan. For more than 20 years this unassuming landmark has been a source for world-class handcrafted leather handbags, wallets and belts. Todd Moe recently toured the leather workshop.  Go to full article

Region's Republicans and Democrats Add New Voters

With two fiercely contested assembly races being decided today in the North Country, Republicans and Democrats have both fought to recruit new voters. As Brian Mann reports, the latest numbers show gains for both parties.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Man Charged in Infant Son's Death

A 27-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder and assault in the death of his 15-day-old son. Officials say it's the first murder case in Saranac Lake in 17...  Go to full article

Beebe Steps Down at Lake George Association

The head of the Lake George Association says she's stepping down after twenty-six years. Mary-Arthur Beebe helped to develop the Association into one of the Adirondacks'...  Go to full article

Novelist William Kennedy Weaves Life and Fiction in Albany

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist William Kennedy is the author of eight novels, including Roscoe, Ironweed and Legs. Kennedy grew up in Albany and spent...  Go to full article

Clinton's Surprising North Country Success

Like most big name politicians, Senator Hillary Clinton is stumping in swing states to help her party's presidential candidate to victory. Still in her first term, Clinton...  Go to full article

McHugh & Sweeney Pushing Border Patrol to Shut Down Adk Checkpoint

Two congressmen are asking the Border Patrol to shut down an Interstate 87 checkpoint in the Adirondacks until safety concerns are resolved.  Go to full article

Tourist Train Returns to Tupper Lake

Railroad enthusiasts in Tupper Lake are celebrating the return of tourist passenger service for the first time in nearly 25 years. They're inviting residents and visitors to...  Go to full article

Hauling Radio Gear Up Blue Mountain

For most of us, fall is a time to plant some bulbs, put up the storm windows, and stock up on wood or oil for the deep winter ahead. For North Country Public Radio, and...  Go to full article

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