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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.

Books: A Fountain Filled with Blood

Mystery writer Julia Spencer-Fleming is out with a new novel set in the southern Adirondacks. A Fountain Filled with Blood is the second in her Reverend Clare Ferguson mystery series. Two gay men are brutally attacked, PCB's are discovered in a local playground and there's a brutal murder in rural Millers Kill, New York. It's up to Clare, an Episcopal priest, and the local police chief to investigate the crimes. Spencer-Fleming grew up in the Adirondacks and now lives in Maine. She tells Todd Moe that her latest book unveils a darker side to small town life.  Go to full article

Paul Smiths College President Steps Down

The President of Paul Smiths College, Dr. George Miller, announced yesterday that he'll step down in January. Miller shepherded creation of new 4-year programs at the school, along with a new 12 million dollar library and learning center. After seven years at Paul Smiths, Miller will go to Dallas, Texas. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Wisebuys Deal Crumbles Over Village Demands

The Wisebuys retail store was one signature away from opening its doors before Christmas, at a new location in Saranac Lake. The last-minute deal fell through when village officials demanded that the owner of the old Ames store spend hundreds of thousands of dollar to improve their building. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Schools Evacuated in Lake Placid

School officials in Lake Placid evacuated hundreds of children yesterday, after a bomb threat was phoned in to the school district office early Monday morning. ...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: Wisebuys Deal "Dead"

The founder of Wisebuys - a new regional retail store - says his company won't be opening an outlet in Saranac Lake. Late last week, Tom Scozzafava told the Adirondack Daily...  Go to full article

NY Enviros Call for More Green Funds

Last week a coalition of environmental groups called on Governor Pataki and the state legislature to double New York's fund for environmental preservation. They point to a...  Go to full article

Proposed Power Plant Restrictions Could Cut Acid Rain

The Bush Administration is proposing new restrictions on power plants in the eastern U.S. which some environmental groups say would cure the problem of acid rain in the...  Go to full article
Whiteface Mountain

Winter Season Opens In Adirondacks

After days of frosty temperatures and steady snowfall, the Adirondack ski season opens in earnest this weekend. Whiteface and Gore Mountain will be open; so will the Verizon...  Go to full article

Remembering Arto Monaco

Martha Foley talks with photographer Ben Stichschulte of Keene Valley, a friend of Arto Monaco, about the artist's life work and legacy.  Go to full article

NY National Guard, pt. 2: The Families Left Behind

Almost 700 National Guardsmen from around New York are at Ft. Drum, training for a 12 month assignment in Iraq. In part one of our series, we heard about their physical...  Go to full article

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