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Seemingly, yes! In a fascinating example of how what happens halfway around the world can impact us here at home, Brattleboro, Vt.-based FiberMark’s Lowville plant will be closed next week in part due to a year-old Chinese law that limits...
Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy  (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
This is part of a series of farmers writing about life on the farm , week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney’s journal entries here. And you should check out...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
Update, 4:45 pm: Nora again in Canton — we’ll be continuing to follow this story with Brian in the Adirondacks, but in the meantime you can check your weather conditions on our weather page, where you’ll also find weather alerts by...


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Simple Beauty: Georgia O'Keeffe at the Shelburne Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest, but O'Keeffe's first maturity as an artist came while painting in Lake George. Brian Mann visited the new Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont..
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Lake Champlain Maritime History, pt. 1
Wreck diving off Burlington with Brian Mann.
Politicians have spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving border crossings like this one north of Plattsburgh (Source: USGSA)
Politicians have spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving border crossings like this one north of Plattsburgh (Source: USGSA)

Report: US-Canada border "dangerously vulnerable"

Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security on the northern border isn't working.  Go to full article

Drought hits Northern New York and Vermont

Low water levels and the continued shortage of rainfall are starting to hurt farmers and other businesses across Northern New York and Vermont. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Weapons from the battles of Plattsburgh and Valcour Island come home

A Canadian filmmaker has returned historical artifacts he helped recover from the bottom of Lake Champlain more than 30 years ago. Montreal native Kenn Feigelman recently returned a 250-year-old musket, a sword from the American Revolution, and other pieces to museum officials in Plattsburgh. He says they also found highly coveted cannons intact, but decided not to bring them to the surface. As he told Jonathan Brown, Feigelman wanted to avoid the political storms that dogged other recoveries of the time.  Go to full article

Vermont wins lawsuit to reduce auto emissions

A federal judge says Vermont can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. The verdict is a victory for clean air advocates in the Green Mountain State as well as...  Go to full article
Amy Trubek

A passion for local food

A couple of food experts from Vermont will visit the North Country this week. Vermont chef and food historian Amy Trubek, and Vermont Fresh Network Director Meghan Sheradin...  Go to full article

Development complicates Lake Champlain pollution

Last week, we reported that nearly 70% of phosphorous pollution pouring into Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay comes from agriculture. Manure from dairy farms has helped to...  Go to full article
Inspectors working on Lake Champlain bridge at Crown Point

Inspections raise safety questions about Crown Point bridge

New York transportation officials continued their inspection of the Crown Point bridge last week. The bridge which crosses Lake Champlain near Ticonderoga is one of the...  Go to full article

Who should regulate farm waste?

Big livestock operations can raise thousands of cows, chickens or pigs under one roof. It helps keep the price of food lower. And it helps the farmer's bottom line. But...  Go to full article
Roger Rainville, president of the Farmer's Watershed Alliance

In Lake Champlain's National Wildlife Refuge, farm pollution feeds debate

The north end of Lake Champlain sits on the Atlantic Flyway, a crucial travel corridor for millions of migratory birds heading south for the winter. It's also home to...  Go to full article
Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

Refugee All-Stars: songs of war turn to hope

A chance encounter by two filmmakers in a refugee camp in Guinea, West Africa brings us our next story. Zach Niles and Banker White met the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars in...  Go to full article

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