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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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The Adirondack Attic
Andy Flynn uses the objects people make, use, and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.

McHugh On Clear Skies

Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal rule to implement a crucial part of the clear skies plan - called new source review. New York, Vermont and 10 other states immediately sued to block the action, saying that only Congress can make such deep changes to such a bedrock law. Congressman John McHugh is co-sponsor of two bills that would address acid rain. He told Martha Foley he agrees with the states that it should be up to Congress to re-write the clean air rules, not the Bush administration.  Go to full article

Search Scaled Back

The Department of Environmental Conservation has scaled back its search for a Tupper Lake man missing for over three weeks. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Earthworms

Earthworms, friend to lawn and garden, are actually an invasive species in northern forests which developed in the worm-free evironment of retreating glaciers 10,000 years ago. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss their return, and the consequences for boreal soil, trees and wildflowers.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Man Missing for 3 Weeks

Still no word from DEC authorities on the search for Sam LaRochelle. The 44-year-old Tupper Lake man has been missing for three weeks. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Insurance Deal Reopens Snowmobile Trails to Clubs

New York state's 9,000 miles of snowmobile trails won't be shut down like they were last winter, when an insurance crisis kept many snowmobilers home. Governor Pataki and...  Go to full article

Few Smoking Ban Violation Complaints; No Fines Issued

Since the state's new smoking ban took effect this summer, a number of formal complaints of bars and restaurants violating the law have been filed in the North Country. ...  Go to full article

History and Lore of Adirondack Fire Towers

Author Marty Podskoch talks with Todd Moe about the history of fire towers and the people who worked on them in his new book that covers the southern districts of the...  Go to full article

New Tract in Adirondacks' High Peaks is Open

New York Governor George Pataki was in Newcomb Tuesday to announce the opening to the public of 6,000 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The land is part of parcel...  Go to full article

Commentary: The Adirondack Guide

The Adirondack guide has been elevated to folk hero status. Chuck Brumley was a guide for some time. He gives us some of his observations into the 200 year old trade.  Go to full article
St. Olaf Chapel is right across the road from Brynilsen's Viking Village on Fourth Lake.

Sacred Space: A Visit to St. Olaf Chapel

Next time you travel along Fourth Lake's South Shore Road between Inlet and Old Forge, keep an eye out for a tiny chapel hidden in the woods, just off the road. Todd Moe...  Go to full article

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