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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.
Laura Knight & Aedin Moloney in <i>Talent</i>  (Photo by Nick Drakides)
Laura Knight & Aedin Moloney in Talent (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 Center, Chestertown, for two performances tonight and tomorrow night. Included in the cast is Alfred Hyslop, a part-time resident of Chestertown who is well known to North Country audiences as director and actor. He urged and helped arrange the production in Chestertown this weekend. Hyslop told Todd Moe, the play, which isn't suitable for children, tells of the harrowing and hilarious experiences of a group of participants in a talent contest at a cabaret in the North of England.  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. The IP deal would protect almost a quarter of a million acres of forest and wetland in nine Adirondack counties. Colton, Hopkinton, Piercefield, and Parishville say they won't approve the easements within their town limits unless the state agrees to build ATV trails on the land. David Sommerstein spoke with Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman Michael Fraser yesterday. He says the vetoes don't kill the deal in St. Lawrence County.  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, Grisha, tells the story of Piatigorsky's childhood in Russia, his escape during the Revolution and as a refugee in Europe. He and his young family eventually made it to New York City and the Adirondacks in the late 1930's. They found safe haven at "Windy Cliff" near Elizabethtown. Todd Moe talks with writer Margaret Bartley about Piatigorsky's remarkable life. She'll be at the Elizabethtown Library this Saturday (3 pm) for a book signing and reading.  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

DEC Launches Burn Barrel Campaign

State environmental officials are renewing attention to the health and environmental dangers of burning trash outdoors. The Department of Environmental Conservation has...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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,...  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

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