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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.
Amy Trubek
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 will speak at GardenShare's annual Local Harvest Dinner in Parishville this Friday night. Both are passionate about bringing locally produced food into homes and restaurants. Todd Moe spoke with them about the pleasures of producing and consuming locally grown foods. Amy Trubek is also an anthropologist who teaches courses about food and culture at UVM. She moved to Vermont 13 years ago and says people are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food.  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 trigger algae blooms in other parts of the lake as well. But on much of Lake Champlain, urban and suburban neighborhoods now contribute more tons of phosphorous than farms. As Brian Mann reports, the growth of towns and cities in the valley is complicating the debate over Lake Champlain's pollution woes.  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 busiest routes from New York into Vermont. One lane of the crossing was closed to traffic as a team tested everything from the road decking to the cement support piers that serve as the bridge's foundation. This latest round of inspections raised some new questions about the bridge's structural integrity. Brian Mann has been following this story and spoke with Martha Foley.  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

Storm topples trees, power lines and tractor trailer

Several thousand customers are without power this morning around the North Country and Vermont following severe storms last night. The fast moving storm knocked down trees...  Go to full article

Big Sky hopes to reroute North Country flights

Flights from Watertown to Boston have been a big hit with North Country residents. Passenger numbers at the airport have doubled since last year, when a previous carrier flew...  Go to full article

As Big Sky looks to grow, Massena fears low numbers

Yesterday we reported on plans by Big Sky airlines to expand service across the North Country. The company has been serving Watertown, Ogdensburg, and Massena for three...  Go to full article
Rabies vaccine bait

Area flights part of national effort to eradicate rabies

Wildlife experts will be flying all over the North Country dropping raccoon treats this week. You're bound to see and hear them. Their small Beechcraft planes will be about...  Go to full article

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