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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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Brett McLeod is North Country Public Radio

Paul Smith's College graduate and North American Axe-Throwing Champion Brett McLeod explains his hurling technique.  Go to full article
Scientists at Paul Smiths College conference discuss invasive species

Scientists Say Invading Species Threaten North Country Lakes, Rivers

A half-dozen invasive plant and animal species are spreading in North Country lakes and rivers. Organisms like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels edge out less aggressive native species. In the process, they clog shorelines and wreck water quality. As scientists debate what to do about the problem, they say that even more destructive organisms are on the way. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Activist and author Bill McKibben, above, and Greenpeace executive director John Passacantando, below,  spoke in Lake Placid

North Country Activists Condemn Bush War, Envionment, and Energy Policies

Activists gathered near Lake Placid over the weekend to protest the policies of President George Bush. At a rally organized by the group Adirondack Voices for Peace, speakers linked the conflict in Iraq to the environment and last week's blackout. As Brian Mann reports, many in the peace movement see this as a dangerous chapter in U.S. history.  Go to full article

Profile: Ross Whaley is Pataki's Choice to Lead APA

The Adirondack Park Agency is meeting this week in Saranac Lake. Governor Pataki has announced his choice for a new chairman for the agency. Ross Whaley is former President...  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Conferees Link Phosphorous Pollution to Development

Scientists at a water quality conference at Paul Smith's College say phosphorous pollution is damaging lakes and rivers across the Adirondacks. Despite decades of...  Go to full article

State Task Force to Study Invasive Species

Governor Pataki has signed a law that sets up a task force to come up with a solution to curb zebra mussels and other invasive species. The plan is to not use any chemicals...  Go to full article
Barbara McMartin, Author, Activist

Barbara McMartin, Adirondack Historian, Guide & Activist

For 30 years, Barbara McMartin has been one of the Adirondacks' most prolific authors. From her home in the southern Adirondacks, McMartin has also played a leading role in...  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Hosts Water Quality Conference

Paul Smith's College is hosting the first Adironrack Water Quality Conference in collaboration with the state and environmentalists. The conference will address the...  Go to full article

NYS Firefighters Head West

New York state sent a crew west yesterday to help fight wildfires in Montana. Half of the 20 person team is made up of fire experts based in the north country. Brian Mann...  Go to full article
The Bartok cottage sits on a shady slope behind a large house on Riverside Drive in Saranac Lake

Hidden History: A Visit to the Bartok Cabin

Hungarian composer Bela Bartok and his wife, Ditta, spent three summers in the Adirondacks in the mid 1940's. During their visits to Saranac Lake he composed two...  Go to full article

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