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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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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

Lower Wolfjaw: Avoiding the High Peaks Crowds

Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from Lower Wolfjaw Mountain in the High Peaks. Brian looks at the ways that hikers are are avoiding crowds in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Commutair Cuts Plattsburgh Staff

A commuter airline based in Plattsburgh is struggling to avoid bankruptcy. Commutair has announced that the company will cut staff and sell half of its airplanes. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

New York Disabled Gain Assisted Access to More State Land

New York state has agreed to provide disabled people with greater access to roads and attractions in state-owned forest land in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Celebrating the Fourth in Saranac Lake

Brian Mann sends this audio postcard of the Fourth of July celebration in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Film Forum Runs Through Sunday

The Lake Placid Film Forum was up and running last night, with movies showing on five screens around the village. Today, the forum launches a full schedule of panel discussions and master classes. Brian Mann is there and has details.  Go to full article

Vandalism Spurs Youth Curfew in Tupper Lake

Kids in Tupper Lake will soon face a new curfew that requires them to be off the streets before 10 pm. The law, passed this week by the Altamont town bord, was spurred by a rash of late-night vandalism. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Interview: State GOP Chair Sandy Treadwell

Brian Mann talks with Sandy Treadwell, an Essex County Republican who served as Governor George Pataki's Secretary of State, and now as chairman of the state Republican Party.  Go to full article

Second Lake Placid Film Forum Begins June 6

The Lake Placid Film Forum returns tomorrow, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women. Brian Mann talked with the forum's artistic director Kathleen Carroll and has this preview.  Go to full article

Bill Would Further Restrict Clear-cutting

A plan to clear cut 300 acres of timberland in southern St. Lawrence county has sparked new legislation. The bill would place tight restrictions on clear-cutting in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann has the details.  Go to full article

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