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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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Adirondack ARC, Helping Families Cope with Developmental Disability, Pt. 1

Life can be pretty tough for families dealing with developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism. In rural areas, where services and support are often hard to find, the hurdles can seem insurmountable. In this first of a two-part series, Brian Mann profiles a non-profit group that's trying to help. Adirondack ARC serves hundreds of people in the north country, many of them spread out in remote communities.

For further information on programs for the developmentally disabled contact: Parent to Parent of New York State (800-603-6778) and Parent to Parent of Vermont (802-655-5290 or 800-800-4005.)  Go to full article

Bears and Backpackers in Co-habitation

This summer, tens of thousands of hikers and campers will flock to the eastern High Peaks. Waiting for them will be a small group of aggressive black bears. The animals have learned to see campsites and backpacks as a prime source of food. Forest rangers say the risk of a life-threatening encounter is growing. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Enjoying the Long Commute North

Writer Paul Willcott tells us why he doesn't mind the 300-mile commute from New York City to Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Power: Cheap but Unreliable

Blackouts are already a common event in Tupper Lake, where locals are frustrated by frequent outages. Village leaders are talking with the state Power Authority and with...  Go to full article

Flood Risk High in Adirondacks, Champlain Valley; St. Lawrence Valley Sees Low Risk

County officials in the north country say the chance for spring flooding is high this year, with deep, wet snow continuing to build in the mountains. Towns and villages in a...  Go to full article

Director Jackie Day Leaving Adirondack Museum

Jackie Day, Director of the Adirondack Museum since 1992, is stepping down to become President and CEO of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in...  Go to full article

Turning to Tourism: Adirondack Towns Struggle to Make Transition

Towns and villages in the Adirondacks are looking for better ways to spark local economies. For many, that means a shift away from mining and logging and a new focus on...  Go to full article

Village Elections Favor Democrats, Independents

Republicans lost ground Tuesday in village elections, as voters in the Adirondacks went to the polls. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Spring Comes With A Taste of Winter in the Adirondacks

Spring has officially arrived, but in the Adirondacks there's still plenty of snow. For many, the thaw can't come soon enough. But for die-hard fans of skiing and snow...  Go to full article

Lake Colden Cabin: A Vital Tool for Search-and-Rescues

When state officials announced that a new cabin was being built on Lake Colden, in the High Peaks, the decision was controversial. That part of the Adirondacks is a...  Go to full article

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