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The Canadian Press reported today that Bombardier will lay off 1700 workers in its aerospace division. About 1100 of those workers, they report, are Canadian, mostly based in Montreal. The remaining 600 employees work in the U.S. As far as we know...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
Farmers of all stripes are up to their eyeballs in work right now. But a bunch of them are taking some time off this weekend to celebrate the summer solstice and get social. The Greenhorns, an organization that supports young farmers, is holding its...
Yikes. The big Laurentian Aerospace project, widely seen as the Next Big Thing for Northeastern New York, has been snagged for years as it seeks to lock down private financing. (New York state has already offered up a generous incentive...
The Burlington Free Press notes that a year ago today the waters of Lake Champlain rose above flood stage, launching a battle for survival that gripped the valley for months. (The lake didn’t drop below flood stage again until June...
News stories tagged with "champlain-valley"
Jun 20, 2008 — A farmer in Essex County squared off against the Adirondack Park Agency yesterday in an Elizabethtown courtroom. Sandy Lewis, who runs an 1,100-acre organic farm in the town of Essex, says the APA overstepped its authority in trying to regulate three new houses built for workers on his farm. As Brian Mann reports, the case now before the state Supreme Court has emerged as a major confrontation between farm-rights advocates and state officials. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2008 — The Lake Placid Farmers Market opens for the season today at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The outdoor market remains open through October and then moves indoors. Todd Moe spoke with market manager Sam Hendren, who runs an organic dairy farm in the Champlain Valley. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2008 — Artists are invited to take part in this summer's Plein Air Event in the Champlain Valley. "Plein air" began with 19th century French Impressionists who took the act of painting out of the studio and into the world. In July, artists will draw, paint or photograph their favorite Champlain Valley scenes, and the works will be included in an art show and silent auction. The Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks are sponsoring the event. Todd Moe spoke with the Chamber's Dee Carroll. Go to full article
Oct 25, 2007 — If you drive down the back roads near Wadhams, in Essex County, you may come across an old farm that straddles Crooked Brook. In the place of corn and hay you'll find massive sculptures turning slowly in the wind. Piles of stone decorate the fields. This is the reinvented world of Ted Cornell, an artist and activist who made his home in the North Country fifteen years ago. Brian Mann visited Cornell's farm this autumn and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Aug 27, 2007 — The Depot Theatre in Westport is presenting Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks through September 2. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review. Go to full article
Jan 26, 2007 — Finally, a winter activity that should go off as scheduled. Organizers of the Rock Maple Extreme Snocross Snowmobile Races say they expect to have the best racing conditions of the season this weekend at Champlain Valley Exposition. CVE spokesman Tom Oddy says crews have been making snow for a week and using bulldozers to sculpt the mountains of snow into a twisting and turning snocross track. Go to full article
by NCPR Online
Jun 27, 2006 — Economic developers are nailing down the details of a deal announced last week that could bring hundreds of jobs to a new aircraft maintenance facility at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Brian Mann discussed the deal with developers on Mountain Lake PBS. Gregory Warner reports. Go to full article
Aug 24, 2005 — Todd Moe talks with folk balladeer Lee Knight. He grew up in Saranac Lake and now lives in North Carolina. He performs regularly at concerts, folk festivals and camps, telling stories, singing ballads and calling dances. Knight has a new CD of Adirondack music, called Adirondack Ballads and Folk Songs. He has dedicated his career to preserving traditional music in the Adirondacks and the Appalachians. Go to full article
Aug 18, 2005 — Vermont's Natural Resources agency will hold a public meeting tonight in Rutland to discuss plans to use old tires as fuel at the IP mill in Ticonderoga. International Paper hopes to save two million dollars a year with the alternative fuel. But as Brian Mann reports, opposition to the project in Vermont remains fierce. Go to full article