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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.

Animal shelters weigh euthanasia, flood of cats and dogs

On Thursday, Brian Mann looked at the plight of tens of thousands of dogs, mostly pit bulls, exploited and killed every year by illegal dog fighting rings. Animal control experts say dog fighting is only one small front in a national pet crisis. Put simply, there are too many dogs and cats in America. Every single day, more than 11,000 unwanted pets are euthanized. Hundreds of thousands more live in horrific conditions. Today, in part two of a special project reported for National Public Radio, Brian Mann reports on the effort to reduce ease the pet overpopulation crisis.  Go to full article

Theatre review: Broadway Bound in Colchester VT

Broadway Bound runs at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont, through July 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Hungry bears get into feeders, trash and houses

State environmental officials estimate there are five to six thousand bears in the Adirondack Park. Some of them are a nuisance, pilfering food from trash cans, bird feeders and sometimes porches. But this behavior could get progressively worse, according to Ed Reed. He's a biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation. He tells Jonathan Brown that, in his 22 years with the DEC, bears have always caused trouble. For tips on bearproofing from your yard and home, click the transcript link below.  Go to full article

A small town in Vermont braces for Simpson mania

Vermont: The land of beer and d'ohnuts? The Green Mountain State has a new distinction: Winner of the nationwide contest to host the premier of The Simpsons Movie. For...  Go to full article

Bridge's historic past causes concern over its future

A bridge spanning Lake Champlain between Crown Point, New York and Chimney Point, Vermont could soon be listed on the National Historic Register. Built of steel in 1929, the...  Go to full article

McHugh fights for acid rain monitors

New York lawmakers are pushing back against a move to cut a federal program that monitors acid rain. Acid rain is blamed for killing 500 lakes in the Adirondack Park alone....  Go to full article

Possible measles exposure pops up in Lake George

Lake George got a surprising notice from the Department of Health last week: The town was possibly exposed to measles. Quebec is experiencing a small outbreak of the disease....  Go to full article

Ozone threatens health across NY and Vermont

It's hot. With 90-degree days today and tomorrow, the New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation issued an Air-Quality Health Advisory. The agencies...  Go to full article

Theatre review: Into the Woods at St. Michael?s Playhouse

St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester has opened its season with the musical Into the Woods, which runs through July 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Canada's rising dollar changes cross-border economy

For the last 30 years, the exchange rate between U.S. and Canadian currncy made it seem as if everything sold in Canada was marked down. Lately, the "sale" sign has moved...  Go to full article

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