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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.

Wind Power Company Looks to Adirondacks

Wind power is attracting more and more attention in the north country. A 70-turbine project has been proposed for the town of Burke in Franklin county. Construction of a massive wind farm is expected to start next spring on the Tug Hill Plateau in Lewis County. At least one wind power company is now looking at sites in the Adirondack Park. The plan worries some environmental groups, who worry about the impact of turbine towers on the Park's scenery. Chris Knight has our story.  Go to full article
<i>The Way Home</i> is published by Tupelo Press

Books: The Way Home

Writer and editor Bibi Wein's credits include daytime serials for CBS, NBC, ABC and articles and essays for a variety of magazines, including Adirondack Life. The Olmstedville resident, who divides her time between a Manhattan apartment and a log cabin in the Adirondacks, is out with a new book, The Way Home - A Wilderness Odyssey. Within the first dozen pages, Bibi and her partner, Bob, are lost in the woods on a mid-summer evening. But Bibi told Todd Moe that her book is more than a story of getting lost. It tells of love, loss, humor and discovery in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Edwin Barker, Principal Double Bass, Boston Symphony    Orchestra

Preview: Bassist Ed Barker Returns to Home Turf

Double bassist Edwin Barker is recognized as one of the most gifted bassists on the American concert scene. He returns to the North Country on Sunday for a concert at the Saranac Central School Auditorium (3 pm). Hill and Hollow Music presents this all-Schubert chamber music program as part of its 10th anniversary season. Barker will be joined on-stage by the piano trio Triple Helix and violist Brian Lindgren. Barker told Todd Moe that Sunday's concert marks his first public performance in the region in 30 years.  Go to full article
FraudFrond.com collects camouflaged cell tower photos, such as this ersatz fir.

Cell Tower "Frankenpine" an Eyesore, or a Clever Solution

Cell phones are taken for granted in most of the U.S. They're a part of everyday life. But in parts of the country where scenery is cherished, cell phone towers are often...  Go to full article

Kerry's Defeat Humbling For Region's Peace Activists

In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Senator John Kerry expressed deep doubts about the war in Iraq. The anti-war movement -- including groups here in the north...  Go to full article

Burn Barrel Campaign Fires Up Debate

A new multi-state initiative to reduce air pollution from burn barrels and other forms of trash burning is receiving mixed reviews in New York. Last week the Department of...  Go to full article
Laura Knight & Aedin Moloney in <i>Talent</i>  (Photo by Nick Drakides)

Preview: Talent in Chestertown

The cast of English playwright Victoria Wood's award-winning play Talent will bring their Off-Broadway production to the Town Theatre in the Town of Chester Municipal...  Go to full article

DEC, Towns to Negotiate on IP Deal

State environmental officials say they'll continue to work with towns in St. Lawrence County that have vetoed their portion of a massive land deal with International Paper. ...  Go to full article
Gregor Piatigorsky, age 11, at the Moscow Conservatory of Music

Books: Grisha, Biography of Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky

After five years of research and many interviews, an Elizabethtown author has written a biography of Russian-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Margaret Bartley's book,...  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Towns Veto IP Land Deal

At least three towns in southern St. Lawrence County are taking on Albany over a massive land deal with International Paper. Colton, Piercefield, and Hopkinton have vetoed...  Go to full article

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