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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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Feuding Over A Famous Adirondack View

In the Adirondack Park, spectacular views are supposed to be protected and enhanced, according to state law. But the future of a scenic vista north of Saranac Lake has triggered controversy and a feud between state agencies. As Brian Mann reports, the state Department of Transportation plans a road project near Donnely's Corners that could ban public use of the overlook.  Go to full article

Adirondack Man Lobbies Against Deer Feeding Ban

Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

"Deer Lady" Defies Feeding Ban

A 63-year-old woman known as the ``Deer Lady'' is on trial for violating the state's ban on feeding wild deer. Anita Depczynski is on trial after being ticketed repeatedly by conservation officers in a suburban park outside Buffalo. New York is among many states that have made feeding deer illegal in hopes of stopping the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. The fatal brain disease has been found in deer and elk as far east as Wisconsin. Biologists say it's passed from animal to animal when deer congregate. Depczynski has rejected all talk of settling the case, hoping to bring attention to the plight of the deer in the town's shrinking green space. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Joyce Kryszak found Depczynski outdoors in the park recently, still feeding the deer.  Go to full article

Fire Strikes Tupper Lake

A major fire hit downtown Tupper Lake Monday, leveling two businesses on Park Street. Fire crews from around the region were called in to battle the blaze. Chris Knight...  Go to full article

Whiteface Skier Recovers After Crash

Officials at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington say a skier remains hospitalized but in fair condition, more two weeks after he crashed on Whiteface Mountain. Michael...  Go to full article

Prisoners: North Country Residents?

St. Lawrence County will be exhibit A in a forum at the U.S. Census Bureau today about how the census counts prisoners. An Ohio-based researcher says the county's decision...  Go to full article

Court Clears GE to Sue EPA Over Superfund Cleanups

An appeals court has ruled General Electric has the right to challenge federal orders to clean up toxic waste sires, a decision the Environmental Protection Agency warns...  Go to full article

People: Poet Roger Mitchell

Writer Roger Mitchell spent years away from the North Country... the Midwest, England and the Everglades. Now he's back, living in Jay and writing about the Adirondacks,...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers on the Air: New Regional Fiction

Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson, along with callers, talk with the authors of two new novels with regional connections. Sue Halpern's The Book of Hard Things and...  Go to full article

Tupper Lake & Altamont Look To Combine Names

A new bill was introduced this week in the state senate that would rename the town of Altamont. Local officials want the town and village to be known as Tupper Lake. Brian...  Go to full article

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