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NCPR News Staff: Brian Mann

Adirondack Bureau Chief
Brian Mann grew up in Alaska, where he fell in love with public radio. In 1999, Brian moved to the Adirondacks and helped launch NCPR's news bureau at Paul Smiths College. "I love the chemistry of water and mountains," Brian says. "But I'm also pretty crazy about village life in the north country. It's the kind of place where you know your neighbors." Brian lives in Saranac Lake with wife Susan and son Nicholas. He's a frequent contributor to NPR and also writes regularly for regional magazines, including Adirondack Life and the Adirondack Explorer. E-mail

Stories filed by Brian Mann

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Akwesasne Mohawk Community Safe; Other Families Grieve

Union officials from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation say all of their workers have been accounted for. Other families in the North Country are facing a terrible loss in the wake of Tuesday's disaster. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready.  Go to full article

Tens of Thousands Stranded in Canada

Tens of thousands of American travelers were stranded in Canada by the bombing crisis. As Brian Mann reports, the air travel ban leaves tourists and business travelers stranded far from home.  Go to full article

Vigils and Prayer Services Held Throughout the Region

Around the North Country, people have been gathering to pray and to share words of comfort. Some are also speaking words of anger and rage. Brian Mann attended vigils and prayer services around the region.  Go to full article

DAs and Sherriff Face Stiff Primary Challenges

It's primary day in much of the North Country. Voters will decide which candidate will win their party's spot on the November ballot. As Brian Mann reports, Republican district attorneys and a sheriff face stiff challenges.  Go to full article

19th Adirondack Canoe Classic (pt.2)

Brian Mann has a report on this weekend's 90-miler Canoe Classic in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Repair of Environmental Damage is Criticized

A pro-environment group is criticizing a plan by two state agencies to fix environmental damage in a Wild Forest area of the western Adirondacks. The damage was caused when the Department of Environmental Conservation did maintenance work on an old logging road. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain Martime History: The Battle of Plattsburgh

The Battle of Plattsburgh--what was once seen as a frontier skirmish may have been a defining moment in America's history. Brian Mann has the third part of our series on Lake Champlain's maritime history.  Go to full article

No End in Sight for Three-Month-Long Finch Pruyn Strike

The strike at the Finch Pruyn mill in Glens Falls is approaching the three month mark. With no talks scheduled, workers are organizing winter coat and food drives for union families. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

People: Clarence Petty, Adirondack Conservationist

Last month, 94-year-old Clarence Petty was honored with the Wilderness Society's Robert Marshall award for a career of activism in the Adirondacks. Petty is one of the most respected men in New York's conservation movement, having grown up in the mountains and lived most of his life in the woods. Reporter Brian Mann met recently with Petty and has this profile of a man still passionate about wild lands.  Go to full article

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