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Historic Aiden Lair.  Photo: Andy Flynn
Historic Aiden Lair. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Aiden Lair

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring local history stories to air.

Today, Andy talks with at Adirondack Architectural Heritage director Steven Engelhart about an endangered historic property in the Adirondacks -- Aiden Lair. It's located in the town of Minerva, and was one of the way stations Teddy Roosevelt used during his night ride to the presidency in 1901.  Go to full article
A chessboard from the Gabriels Sanatorium.  Photo: Adirondack Museum
A chessboard from the Gabriels Sanatorium. Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: 1920s chess champs at Gabriels Sanatorium

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring local history stories to air.

Today, Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at a chessboard from the Gabriels Sanatorium that dates from the 1920s.  Go to full article
Hot off the palate -- artist Diane Leifheit displays her "plein air" depiction of the John Brown farm near Lake Placid. Photo: Todd Moe
Hot off the palate -- artist Diane Leifheit displays her "plein air" depiction of the John Brown farm near Lake Placid. Photo: Todd Moe

Watching artists up close: Diane Leifheit

Gabriels artist Diane Leifheit is one of dozens of northern Adirondack artists opening their art spaces to the public during the Artist at Work Studio Tour this weekend. The annual event, which features more than 70 artists this year, gives art admirers some insight into "how they do that".  Go to full article

Feds eye mothballed prison camp in Adirondacks

A state-run prison camp in the Adirondacks that closed last month is bring eyed by officials from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Historic day carries state Sen. Betty Little back to majority

State Senator Betty Little has spoken publicly about the difficulties she has faced in recent months, after falling into the minority for the first time in her Senate career. Yesterday's events promised to return the Queensbury Republican to power and could reopen issues as diverse as the Rockefeller drug law reforms and the future of Camp Gabriels prison near Saranac lake. Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Last inmate leaves Camp Gabriels

The State Department of Corrections has moved the last inmate out of a minimum security prison in the Adirondacks that's slated for closure. Camp Gabriels will shut down July 1. As Chris Knight reports, the future of the camp after its closure is still uncertain.  Go to full article

Breaking: It's official ? Camp Gabriels to close July 1st

New York state officials made it official today, announcing that Camp Gabriels near Saranac Lake will close on the first of July. Chris Knight will have details during All Before Five and again on tomorrow's Eight O'Clock Hour

Here is the official statement:

The Department of Correctional Services plans to close Camps Pharsalia, Gabriels and Mt. McGregor on July 1, 2009 or as soon after as practicable in accordance with the enacted 2009-10 State Budget. DOCS also intends to vacate the annexes at Eastern, Green Haven, Groveland, Lakeview, Sullivan and Washington Correctional Facilities, as well as the minimum portion of Butler Correctional Facility, on or about October 1, 2009, though the Department will continue to maintain the annex buildings. The medium-security portion of Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility will remain open. The new State Budget assumes savings from the closures. On April 14, 2009, Commissioner Brian Fischer notified staff of the closure plans in letters to camp and annex employees.  Go to full article

North Country braces for loss of corrections camps and jobs

Governor David Paterson has ordered the state Department of Correctional services to cut more than 2,000 jobs statewide. According to a letter sent to state agencies, the lay-offs will begin by July. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Budget deal a mixed bag for Adirondacks

Details are still emerging, but it appears that the budget deal announced over the weekend in Albany eliminates a controversial plan to cap property tax payments on forest preserve land in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Leaders scheme to keep prison open

Local leaders working keep the Camp Gabriels prison viable are pushing proposals to add educational opportunities and expand addiction treatment at the prison. The state corrections commissioner was on site to hear how the minimum security prison could tap into community resources. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

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