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Brian Mann interviews Mike Carr, head of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy (Source: John Rosenthal)
Brian Mann interviews Mike Carr, head of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy (Source: John Rosenthal)

Audio Postcard: first glimpse of Follensby Pond

Last month, the Adirondack Nature Conservancy announced that it had inked a deal to buy Follensby Pond, near Tupper Lake. The pristine lake was once the site of the fabled "Philosopher's Camp," visited by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Nature Conservancy paid $16 million for the property. The group hopes the 14,000-acre parcel will eventually be purchased by the state of New York and added to the forest preserve. Follensby has been off-limits to the public for more than a century and it could be months or even years before hikers and paddlers are allowed into the area. But last week, Brian Mann was invited to spend an autumn day paddling Follensby Pond. He was the first journalist to visit the property and sent back this exclusive audio postcard.  Go to full article
Bill Frenette
Bill Frenette

Bill Frenette, Tupper Lake historian, dead at 80

One of the North Country's leading historians and outdoorsman passed away last week. Tupper Lake's Bill Frenette was a St. Lawrence University graduate, a businessman, and an activist. He was eighty years old. Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article

Park Agency Interim Chairman Resigns Abruptly

The Adirondack Park Agency's interim chairman, Jim Frenette, announced his resignation Friday. The decision surprised commissioners and APA staff,coming just five months after the departure of veteran chairman Dick Lefebvre. Frenette, a Democrat from Tupper Lake, says nothing triggered his abrupt resignation. It was simply "time to move on."  Go to full article

Interim Chairman Named To Head Troubled Park Agency

On Friday, Governor George Pataki appointed an interim chairman to head the Adirondack Park Agency. Jim Frenette has been a member of the commission since 1992. As Brian Mann reports, Frenette takes over at a time when the Park Agency is struggling.  Go to full article

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