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Farm Advocates In Adirondacks Say the Future is Local

On Wednesday, a group of farmers and local leaders from the Adirondacks traveled to Quebec. They made the trip to learn about strategies for developing and marketing local produce, everything from organic wheat to apple wine. Tom Both is supervisor in the town of Keene and heads a group called Adirondack Harvest. He spoke with Brian Mann about what he describes as a renaissance for the region's farms and orchards.  Go to full article

Agriculture Lobbyists Find Good News in Pataki Agenda

Governor Pataki's most prominent reference to agriculture in his State of the State speech Wednesday was a commitment to expand the state's farmland preservation and conservation program. Yesterday Pataki announced $12 million in grants to protect active farmland statewide, including on two North Country farms. As David Sommerstein reports, other good news for agriculture was hidden in the details of Pataki's message.  Go to full article

Large Voter Turnout Expected in Essex County

A bitter and controversial election campaign in Essex County's largest town is expected to draw large numbers of voters to the polls tomorrow. North Elba spans from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Incumbent supervisor Shirley Seney and councilwoman Sally Warner face off in a rematch of September's primary. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

County Budgets Under Pressure

Counties have been bracing for this year's budgets for months. Fiscal troubles at the state level, rising Medicaid costs, the economic downturn add up to increasing pressures at the local level. Martha Foley 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
Earl Sprague, with a replica of Champ.
Earl Sprague, with a replica of Champ.

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster

How does a town go about claiming a sea monster as a resident? It helps if you have a woodworker with a workshop, especially if the woodworker has seen Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster. Earl Sprague helped the Port Henry Chamber of Commerce give a shape to the seldom-seen monster and he tells us all about seeing Champ and about some of the adventures his plywood Champs have had. Lamar Bliss reports.  Go to full article

Four Camp Counselors Drown In Essex County

Searchers have found the bodies of four summer camp counselors who drowned in an Adirondack river on Tuesday. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Essex County Man Sentenced For Rape

A 38-year-old Essex County man was sentenced to 32 years for raping one of his teenage daughter's friends and sexually abusing another. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Essex County Jail Must Close: Could Mean Higher Costs For Taxpayers

New York state has given Essex County thirty days to close its outdated jail. The Plattsburgh Press Republican is reporting that a new engineering report found health and safety violations. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Area Hospitals Receive Flexibility Funds

Seven hospitals in rural communities have been awarded nearly $300,000 in financial support under the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. Three North Country facilities are included on the list, including Moses-Ludington Hospital in Essex County. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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