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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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Summit Stewards Teach Hikers Alpine Conservancy

Brian Mann sends this report from the top of Alonguin Mountain in the Adirondack High Peaks. There, the "Summit Stewards" are teaching backpackers how to travel lightly.  Go to full article

Future Bleak for North Country Paper Industry

Brian Mann looks at the decline of the north country's paper industry. With three factories closing in the last year and a major strike underway in Glenns Falls, the future doesn't look bright.  Go to full article

EPA Puts Off Dredging Decision

The EPA has put off its decision on dredging the Hudson River. The EPA blames a mountain of public comment for the delay. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Nw York State Purchases Saranac Land

The state of New York has bought one-thousand acres of land near Saranac Lake. The land deal will preserve miles of undeveloped shoreline. It will also protect an important canoe carry used by boaters. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Tax Cut Impact on North Country Counties will be Small

The federal tax cut passed this year by Congress includes a refund that will soon pump billions of dollars back in the American economy. A breakdown of the refund shows that a tiny fraction of the money will flow to counties here in the North Country. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

New Chemical To Fight Eurasian Watermilfoil

A new chemical weapon is deployed in Lake George in the war on invasive plant species. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Prison Worker Caches Weapons, Explosives

A prison worker in Moira was arrested late last week when police seized a large number of guns, a pipe bomb, and several pounds of explosives from his home. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

State to Support Tupper Lake Museum

For three years, a group in the Adirondacks has been raising money to build a new museum. The facility--based in Tupper Lake--would teach visitors about the Park's natural history and environment. This weekend, Governor George Pataki announced that the state will support the project with a major grant. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Beaver River: Living Beyond the Road's End, Part 2

Brian Mann travels to Beaver River on the Stillwater Reservoir. With no road access, the community is one of the most remote in the Adirondacks--the pleasures and hardships of living beyond the road's end.  Go to full article

Beaver River: Living Beyond the Road's End, Part 1

Brian Mann travels to Beaver River on the Stillwater Reservoir. With no road access, the community is one of the most remote in the Adirondacks--the pleasures and hardships of living beyond the road's end.  Go to full article

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