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An image from Dave Beck's "Logjam" 3D animation.
An image from Dave Beck's "Logjam" 3D animation.

Art that explores a river, infinity and new ideas

A Clarkson University artist spent this summer in Minnesota studying a river, the logging industry and the human element. Dave Beck directs the Digital Arts and Sciences Program at Clarkson University. His new show, titled "Continuation," includes sculpture, video and a 20-foot tall projected 3D animation. Beck was an artist-in-residence at the Science Museum of Minnesota and worked with biologists and park rangers to gather images, video and data on the St. Croix River. But he says the exhibit also connects with his hiking and paddling experiences in the Adirondacks. The show opens Thursday in the Gibson Gallery at SUNY-Potsdam. Todd Moe toured the exhibit with Beck and gallery director April Vasher-Dean.  Go to full article
Chris Gibson and his family in Columbia County (Source:  Gibson campaign)
Chris Gibson and his family in Columbia County (Source: Gibson campaign)

NY-20: Republican challenger wants smaller Homeland Security department

Retired Army Colonel Chris Gibson is running as a Republican in New Yorks' 20th district House race. He hopes to unseat Democrat Scott Murphy from Glens Falls.

Gibson grew up in Columbia County and served at Fort Drum during a military career that spanned more than two decades.

During a trip to Lake Placid yesterday, he sat down with Brian Mann to talk about the economy, the size of government, and border security.  Go to full article
Murphy was sworn in last year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Murphy was sworn in last year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

In tough political climate, Rep. Scott Murphy argues for a second term

Representative Scott Murphy toured the North Country yesterday, visiting Lake Placid, Keene and North Hudson.

Murphy is a Democrat from Glens Falls who represents the 20th district. He's running hard to win a first full term in congress.

He faces Republican challenger Chris Gibson, a former Army colonel from Columbia County.

As Brian Mann reports, Murphy faces a very different political climate from last year, when he squeaked by in a special election.  Go to full article
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)

Web extra: Brian Mann talks in-depth with Rep. Scott Murphy

In a sit-down interview this week with North Country Public Radio, Rep. Scott Murphy said that his political identity is distinct from that of his national party going into this fall's midterm election.

Will voters buy that argument, despite Murphy's support for key elements of the Democratic agenda?

In a district where registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats, that question may define whether or not Murphy wins a full first term in his race with Republican challenger Chris Gibson.

Here is Rep. Murphy's unedited conversation with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson

NY-20: Murphy, Gibson spar over healthcare, stimulus

This November, Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy will defend his seat against Republican challenger Chris Gibson. Gibson is a former Army colonel from Columbia county. The two men met last night at the Hyde Collection museum in Glens Falls for their first debate.

As Brian Mann reports, they agreed on a wide range of issues, but sparred over the impact of the Federal stimulus and healthcare reform.  Go to full article
Peter Borrelli will head Protect the Adirondacks (Source:  PtA)
Peter Borrelli will head Protect the Adirondacks (Source: PtA)

Protect the Adirondacks reorganizes again; Borrelli to lead green group

One of the region's most influential environmental groups is re-organizing yet again, hoping to continue operations with a much smaller staff.

Protect the Adirondacks has brought on long-time environmentalist Peter Borrelli from Northville to serve as president and CEO.

But as Brian Mann reports, the group doesn't plan to hire a permanent executive director.  Go to full article
Chris Gibson. Source: campaign
Chris Gibson. Source: campaign

Retired Iraq war vet seeks to unseat Murphy

Democrat Scott Murphy is stockpiling funds to defend his 20th district seat this November. According to the Daily Politics news blog, the freshman Congressman had his best-ever fundraising quarter to start this year, raising $475,000. The blog quotes chief of staff Todd Schulte as saying Murphy has more than a million dollars on hand now.

Murphy's challenge will come from retired Army Colonel Chris Gibson. Gibson is a Republican from Kinderhook in Columbia County. He left the Army in February after doing Haiti earthquake relief with the 82nd Airbourne Division. Over his 24-year military career, Gibson fought in the first Gulf War. He also did three tours of duty in Iraq since 2003. And he participated in the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Gibson told David Sommerstein he believes the country needs new leadership, something his military background provides. He says the country is going in the wrong direction.  Go to full article

New shake-up at Protect the Adirondacks

There is another shake-up in the Adirondack Park's environmental community. Veteran activist David Gibson has been asked to step aside as head of a group called "Protect the Adirondacks." Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Preview: The Gibson Brothers in Indian Lake

The Gibson brothers will be playing a concert Friday night at the Indian Lake Theatre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau. This North Country group is finding itself more and more in-demand across the country, and has a brand new release, Ring the Bell, on Compass Records. A couple of weeks ago, Barb Heller talked with Eric Gibson and began by asking him about the song Iron and Diamonds, which was just nominated for an international Bluegrass Music Association song of the year award.  Go to full article

Two Adk green groups to consolidate; RCPA director stepping down

Two of the Adirondack Park's most influential environmental groups have agreed in principle to join forces. The Residents Committee and the Association say they hope to consolidate their operations by mid-summer. Meanwhile, the director of the RCPA says he's stepping down. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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