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I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
I’m writing this blog post from the deck of the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1862 canal schooner, on Lake Champlain. Each year the Lois, manned by crew from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, sails historical waterways in the northeast. This...
State officials say a nasty invasive species has been identified in the Champlain Canal and the Glens Falls Feeder Canal. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the “spiny water flea” was identified in water...
While traveling last week, I was reading about the battle at Saratoga, one of the fabled turning points in our War of Independence. In the early going of the account, I stumbled across the tale of Benjamin Franklin’s diplomatic mission from...
I put over 300 miles on my car one day earlier this week–left DeKalb, where I live in St. Lawrence County, drove through Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Essex and Westport, then back through Elizabethtown to Lake Placid, St. Regis Falls,...
News stories tagged with "lake-champlain"
May 20, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Todd Hardie, whose Honey Gardens Apiaries keeps bee hives in the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain valleys. Both regions are famous for their light honey, but have been challenged by drought and cold. Go to full article
May 07, 2002 — Yesterday, we heard about canoe races - the Whitewater Derby in North Creek in particular. Today, we stay on the water, but on a canoe trip of a different sort. Brian Mann paddled up the headwaters of Lake Champlain in the late fall of 2000 - up South Bay, which will never see the traffic that the Saranac, or the Grasse or the Oswegatchie do. There's never a busy season, though the scenery is spectacular. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 31, 2001 — Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra is composed of string and wind musicians from across the region. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra's new season starts up on January 6. Todd Moe talks with Mike Branch, a board member with the AYO. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2001 — The body of a hunter was recovered over the weekend after a fatal boating accident on Lake Champlain. Twenty-year-old Joseph Rostak from Plattsburgh drowned on Friday. As Brian Mann reports, three other men survived the accident. Go to full article
Nov 16, 2001 — 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
by Martha Foley
Oct 29, 2001 — North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he says New York and other border states face. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2001 — The Battle of Plattsburgh--what was once seen as a frontier skirmish may have been a defining moment in America's history. Brian Mann has the third part of our series on Lake Champlain's maritime history. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2001 — This month--225 years ago--Benedict Arnold launched his fleet of ships on Lake Champlain. The history of that campaign is now being rediscovered and re-evaluated. Archeologists are pulling long-lost artifacts from the muddy silt near the battle of Valcour Island. Re-enactors are bringing to life a desperate, brutal struggle that helped to launch the American Revolution. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2001 — A trip into history beneath the waters of Lake Champlain--Brian Mann joins a team of divers exploring Lake Champlain's underwater historic preserve. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Aug 22, 2001 — A giddy production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng made the trip to check out last Sunday's matinee. Go to full article