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A handful of coins and instant art

Saranac Lake is taking the arts to the streets again during its summer "Third Thursday Art Walk" tonight. One of the attractions you'll find downtown is a vintage vending machine that's making it easy to collect original art. The Art Vending Machine is filled with miniature works -- watercolors, prints, photos, poems, theater tickets and music.

Like a lot of things, the cost for the original art has gone up, from one dollar last summer to two dollars this year. That's eight quarters for an original work of art. The Saranac Lake Artworks group is hoping the vintage vending machine will help connect members of the public with local artists. Todd Moe found it last summer and spent a handful of quarters at an Art Walk event.  Go to full article
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

Reaching the peak of fall colors

This is the weekend for fall colors and leaf peeping in much of the North Country. The state tourism office says peak foliage is expected to arrive in many areas of the Adirondacks and some areas of the Thousand Islands-Seaway region this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim and Gina Carroll for the view from their Tupper Lake home. Gina and Jim file weekly fall color updates to the state tourism website. Despite the wet weather, they say there's plenty of color out there.  Go to full article

Court rules in favor of Tupper Lake resort project

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Town of Tupper Lake and developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project over the town's rezoning of land for the massive resort. Franklin County State Supreme Court Judge David Demarest, in a ruling issued Friday, dismissed the Article 78 lawsuit brought by environmental groups and neighboring landowners. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake man arrested for bomb-making

State police have arrested a Saranac Lake man after they were tipped off about bomb-making equipment in his home. Herbert Reynolds, age 42, is being held in the Franklin County Jail. He made headlines five years ago after the car he was driving struck and killed Lake Placid Olympic Gold medalist Jack Shea. Chris Knight has details.  Go to full article

APA chair says easement deals a "marvelous" experiment

Over the next few months, North Country Public Radio will air an occasional series of interviews and stories looking at the impact of conservation easements. In the last decade, big easement deals have blocked development on more than 700,000 acres of private land in the region, most of it inside the Adirondack Park. Ross Whaley is a former Forest Service economist and former president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He's currently ending a four-year tenure as head of the Adirondack Park Agency. Whaley told Brian Mann that conservation easements can help local economies by allowing timber harvesting to continue.  Go to full article
Paul Jamieson (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)
Paul Jamieson (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)

Paul Jamieson dies at 103

Noted author, professor and avid canoeist Paul Jamieson died Saturday morning in Canton at 103. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Most of the power restored to western Adks

National Grid wants to hear from customers who are still without power from Sunday's wind and snow storm. Spokesman Patrick Stella says over 42,000 people lost power during the worst of the storm. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Blazer Returns to ORDA

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new president and CEO. And he's a familiar face. Ted Blazer was unanimously re-appointed to his old job Tuesday by the ORDA Board of Directors. Up until his departure last summer, Blazer oversaw millions of dollars in upgrades and improvements at Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and at the Olympic venues in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, his return is being praised by local officials.  Go to full article

Power Failure Inconveniences Region, No Major Incidents

Thursday's power failure caused inconvenience and alarm across much of the North Country, but there seems to have been little in the way of serious damage or injury. Brian Mann traveled through the Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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