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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.

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 months. Jonathan Brown talked with travel experts and local officials, who say Big Sky has a mixed report card.  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 500 feet off the ground. The treats they'll be dropping are bait about the size of a ketchup packet you get with french fries at a fast-food place. The bait smells powerfully like fish and it contains an oral vaccine that inoculates animals against rabies. Raccoons are expected to scarf them up like, well, french fries. Dennis Slate is National Rabies Management Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Service. Jonathan Brown asked him why this program targets raccoons.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Flying low to vaccinate raccoons

We reported on wildlife experts who will fly all over the North Country and Vermont this week, dropping an oral vaccine meant to inoculate raccoons against rabies. The flights are low, dangerous and part of a larger North Country story. We thought they made a good Heard Up North. Once again Dennis Slate of the USDA Wildlife Services Agency.  Go to full article
Joplin James and his wild magic campers

Waiting for Harry at "Wild Magic" camp

Friday night, Harry Potter fans all over the North Country were waiting for the release of Book Seven: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In Shelburne, Vermont...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  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

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