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Coming home to family.  Chaplain Olsen with sons Garth and Evan
Coming home to family. Chaplain Olsen with sons Garth and Evan

Iraq Diary, pt. 19: An Anxious (and joyous) Journey Home for R&R

New York's National Guard is hoping to maintain morale in Iraq by shipping soldiers home for two-week vacations. Half-way through his deployment north of Baghdad, Major Eric Olsen made the journey back to see his family in Saranac Lake. Along the way he talked with other north country soldiers about their holiday plans He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Adirondacks: International Paper Sells Development Rights on 260,000 Acres

Governor George Pataki will announce a landmark conservation deal today with International Paper that will freeze development on a quarter-million acres of land in the Adirondack Mountains. The historic deal is expected to reshape conservation and outdoor recreation deal in the Park. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Richard Ettling
Richard Ettling

New President Tapped For SUNY Plattsburgh

After a year-long search, state university chancellor Robert King has chosen a new president to head SUNY Plattsburgh. On Monday, King named an educator from North Dakota to fill the post. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

$21 Million Essex County Jail Approved

The Essex County board of supervisors voted this week to build a 120-bed jail in the town of Lewis. The controversial project has been debated for decades and could cost as much as 25 million dollars. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Researcher Eric Britzky marks an Indiana bat roost tree.
Researcher Eric Britzky marks an Indiana bat roost tree.

Champlain Valley: Endangered Bats Colonize Private Land

Scientists in New York and Vermont say 5,000 endangered Indiana bats have colonized the Champlain Valley. The discovery confirmed this summer is good news for a species that's dying off in other parts of the country. But as Brian Mann reports, the bats are roosting on private land. That means new challenges for landowners and for researchers who hope to protect the species.  Go to full article

The American Freedom Trail: An Adirondack Correction?

Brian Mann talks with Dr. Milton Sernett, author of North Star Country, Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom. It's a closer look at the Underground Railroad in New York. Sernett is vice chair of the New York State Freedom Trail commission.  Go to full article
Going underground in search of endangered Indana bats.
Going underground in search of endangered Indana bats.

Endangered Species In A Cold Season: Tracking Indiana Bats In The Champlain Valley

The North Country's frosty spring is a nuisance for humans, but for wildlife the cold weather can be deadly. Researchers in the Adirondacks say bats are especially vulnerable. The tiny animals are just emerging from their caves weak and hungry after a long winter's hibernation. As Brian Mann reports, scientists are keeping a close watch on "Indiana" bats - an endangered species found in the Champlain Valley.  Go to full article

Group Plans Champlain Valley Interstate Walking Trail System

A consortium of groups have come together to try to attract reactional walkers to the area. The group hopes to develop a walking trail system that connects communities on the New York and Vermont shores of Lake Champlain. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

Flood Risk High in Adirondacks, Champlain Valley; St. Lawrence Valley Sees Low Risk

County officials in the north country say the chance for spring flooding is high this year, with deep, wet snow continuing to build in the mountains. Towns and villages in a half dozen river valleys are bracing for what could be very wet April. Emergency officials in St. Lawrence County say there's little likelihood of floods in their county. Here's a list of north country towns and villages that could be hard hit by spring flooding. Brian Mann has our report.  Go to full article

Train Derailment Disrupts Traffic in Champlain Valley

A southbound freight train derailed Saturday night in Westport, sparking a propane fire and disrupting rail traffic. As Brian Mann reports, officials say the accident occurred near the Boquet River and could have sparked a major environmental disaster.  Go to full article

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