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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.

A Talk With Residents Committee Director, Peter Bauer

A pro-environment group is suing New York state to stop 4-wheeler traffic on more than fifty roads in the western Adirondack Park. The Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks filed the suit on Monday. It would curtail ATV riding on state land in Lewis, Herkimer, Jefferson, and Hamilton Counties. Brian Mann spoke with RCPA director Peter Bauer.  Go to full article

Adirondack Towns Consider New County

Local leaders in 10 Adirondack towns are thinking about breaking away to form their own county. It would include towns that are now part of Essex and Franklin counties. The idea is still in its infancy, but if it goes forward, Adirondack County would be the first new county in New York in 90 years. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article
Dan Berggren       (Ralph Rosenthal Photo)

Adk Folk Song Included in New Textbook

A folk song by Adirondack balladeer Dan Berggren will be included in a new Social Studies primer for fourth graders in New York. Here's to You, which is a musical tribute to the people of the mountains, was composed in 1992 to commemorate the centennial of the Adirondack Park. The book's authors call it "a perfect Social Studies song". Todd Moe talks with Dan Berggren about his musical contribution.  Go to full article

Lake Placid: Film Forum Grows to Become a Film Festival

The Lake Placid Film Festival returns this summer, with new stars, new movies--and a new seminar program for young filmmakers. Martin Scorcese is the lead attraction. The...  Go to full article

Museum of Comic Art Opens in Ticonderoga

The Cartoon Museum of the Adirondacks has a new home. The museum had a grand opening earlier this month in Ticonderoga. Todd Moe talks with Stan Burdick, who says his...  Go to full article

Sled Trail Raises Enforcement Concerns

Snowmobilers and local leaders praised Wednesday's announcement of $250,000 in state funding for a new snowmobile trail in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. The Alice Brook...  Go to full article
Milton Sernett

Book: North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom

Todd Moe talks with Milton Sernett, author of the book North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. Sernett teaches African...  Go to full article

UV Disinfection of Lake Placid Wastewater Funded

A sewage feud in the Adirondacks moved one step closer to resolution this week. Congressman John Sweeney says $1.4 million in federal money will go to upgrade Lake Placid's...  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Rustic Furniture Maker Tom Phillips

More than a hundred years ago when great camps were being built for families like the Rockefellers and the Durants, many of the furnishings were designed to bring the woods...  Go to full article

Plante Scholarship Connects Generations of Doctors

The Adirondack Community Trust is accepting applications for the second round of the U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship Fund. The Plante Fund gives out an annual scholarship...  Go to full article

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