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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.

Preview: Ostentatious Poverty in Burlington

A new musical theatre work debuts in Burlington this weekend. Ostentatious Poverty mingles idioms from jazz, economic theory and the theatre. It's part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Vermont jazz artist Patricia Julien composed the music. Todd Moe spoke with writer/director Rachel Perlmeter, who says it's a jazz-play, an economical quartet. She says the show samples notions of chaos in economics and music, improvisation and game theory, language and noise.  Go to full article

Farmers want migrant workers to have more time in U.S.

Dairy farmers in New York and Vermont are now relying on migrant workers - many here illegally. So farmers are closely watching the debate in Washington over immigration. They're worried that under current proposals fewer migrant workers would come to the region and the few who did would soon have to leave. Bob Hokanson is national affairs coordinator for the New York Farm Bureau. He tells Jonathan Brown that farmers want to hire people through the federal guest worker program. It grants immigrants an H2A visa, but only for a short time.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: An eerie mystery sound

This Heard Up North is a mystery - and an eerie one at that. A listener recorded a sound she heard recently in the middle of the night. We're hoping you can help identify what it is. If you think you know, please send an e-mail to jonathan@ncpr.org.  Go to full article

The eerie sound in the night

The full-length sound from Keene Valley:  Go to full article
Dr. Cameron Wake

Climate Change will alter Northeast

40 scientists from across the Northeast have collaborated to project the region's climate through the end of the century. The conclusion of the Northeast Climate Impacts...  Go to full article
The aluminum purse holds two pre-prepared meals wrapped in foil

Heard Up North: Making the car cook

On this Heard Up North: A familiar voice tells us about car cooking. It's a way of making hot meals on your engine while you drive. NCPR's own Barb Heller tried it on a...  Go to full article
Alison Edwards and Charlie Hensley. Stephan Golux photo.

Theatre review: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Vermont Stage

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the season's final offering at Vermont Stage in Burlington and runs through May 20. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article

Spitzer promises legislation on same-sex marriage

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage before the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Sirex woodwasps

Invasives spread across North Country; threaten Adirondack Park

The Sirex wood wasp has now spread across most of New York and virtually all the North Country. By burrowing and laying eggs in pine and scotch trees, the invasive insect...  Go to full article

More Canadians cross border for cheap airfare

Canadians are crossing the border in growing numbers to fly out of U.S airports. Gary DeYoung says they're drawn by cheaper airfares. He's director of the Thousand Islands...  Go to full article

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