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Above: McKeever Bridge south of Thendara; below: Thendara Depot.
Above: McKeever Bridge south of Thendara; below: Thendara Depot.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad's 10th Anniversary

July marked the 10th anniversary of restored train service in the Adirondacks. A decade after its first excursion, this non-profit group still relies on volunteers to run the rail system. Jody Tosti spoke with Doug Masters of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.  Go to full article

LTX Fiber to Reopen Beaver Falls Paper Mill

There was another bit of good news yesterday for the ailing North Country paper industry. State officials announced the purchase of the Beaver Falls paper mill near the Lewis County village of Croghan. David Sommerstein has the details.  Go to full article

Study Values Adirondack Tourism

A new study by SUNY Potsdam professor John Omohundro concludes that hikers, paddlers, and mountain bikers contribute millions in tourist dollars to the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Adirondack Development: Thirty Years After Park Agency Act, Industry and Sprawl Are Reshaped

For three decades, the Adirondack Park Agency has shaped and restricted use of private land in the Adirondacks. The Agency's regulations affect thousands of property owners and more than 3.5 million acres of land. They're viewed as a model by pro-environment groups, but some locals say the zoning plan has damaged small towns and villages. In this first of a two-part series, Brian Mann assesses the Act's impact on the region. Today, he looks at two types of development where the regulations have meant dramatic changes: rural sprawl and heavy industry.  Go to full article

Rare Owl Draws Birdwatchers from Afar to Adirondacks

Bird watchers have been gathering in the Adirondacks in recent days, hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare "hawk-owl". The bird usually stays close to home in remote parts of northern Quebec or Labrador. Local experts say out of state bird watchers are traveling from as far away as New Jersey and Kentucky. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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