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,...
Jul 18, 2001 — The lively musical Swingtime Canteen is currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng drove down for last Sunday's performance. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2001 — Another $500,000 has been added to the funding pot created for upgrades to the international border crossing at the Champlain Port of Entry, thanks to the efforts of Congressman John McHugh. He says the money will go a long way in creating a safer border crossing. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2001 — Balmoral, currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport is a riotous comedy that is well worth a visit. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the Sunday matinee and has this review. Go to full article
May 04, 2001 — High winds and dry weather have led to a rash of wildfires in the North Country this week. Nearly 500 acres of timber and farmland burned in the towns of Essex and Willsboro yesterday. The blaze was started by sparks thrown from a passing train. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2001 — Officials in Plattsburgh and Burlington are watching rapidly rising lake waters this week. Todd Moe talks with Lake Champlain ferry captain Steve Pond about high water levels. Go to full article
Mar 29, 2001 — County officials in the north country say the chance for spring flooding is high this year, with deep, wet snow continuing to build in the mountains. Towns and villages in a half dozen river valleys are bracing for what could be very wet April. Emergency officials in St. Lawrence County say there's little likelihood of floods in their county. Here's a list of north country towns and villages that could be hard hit by spring flooding. Brian Mann has our report. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2001 — A southbound freight train derailed Saturday night in Westport, sparking a propane fire and disrupting rail traffic. As Brian Mann reports, officials say the accident occurred near the Boquet River and could have sparked a major environmental disaster. Go to full article