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The International Joint Commission in St Armand, Quebec
The International Joint Commission in St Armand, Quebec

Public hearings in VT, Quebec on phosphorus in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay

Missisquoi Bay is in the northeast corner of Lake Champlain, along the Vermont-Quebec border. The bay has some of the highest phosphorus concentrations in the lake and is frequently plagued by blue/green algae. In 2008, the US government asked the International Joint Commission, a bi-national body that helps manage US and Canadian boundary waters, to assist in reducing phosphorus levels in the bay.

They've now completed a study that identifies where the phosphorus is coming from and how it gets to the lake. Two public hearings are underway to discuss the results. Sarah Harris was at last night's meeting in Saint Armand, Quebec and has more.  Go to full article
Battling the rising water of Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Battling the rising water of Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh (Photos: Brian Mann)

Year of the Floods Part Two: The Fury of Lake Champlain

Yesterday we kicked off our pledge drive week with a look back at the North Country's Year of the Floods. Brian Mann reported on historic spring rains and snow melt that sent rivers across the North Country surging beyond their banks, ripping through mountain towns.

Much of that water flowed into Lake Champlain, triggering a secondary flood in communities in New York, Vermont and Quebec that lasted for weeks. This morning, we look back at how dozens of shore towns weathered the long crisis.  Go to full article

Champlain powerline gets OK from green groups

The company that hopes to run a $2-billion underwater electric line from Quebec to New York City says it has reached an agreement with some of the environmental groups that had raised concerns about the project.

Donald Jessome, head of TDI, says the deal was reached after 15 months of closed-door negotiations and will shape how the underwater line is laid under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: A new look at an old bridge

In our on-going series, The Adirondack Attic, Andy Flynn talks with Steve Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, about an early photo of the original Lake Champlain Bridge, which connects Crown Point, New York and Addison, Vermont. Back in 1929, the original bridge was state-of-the-art for the era.  Go to full article
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy cut the ribbon on Monday (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Gov. Bob Duffy cut the ribbon on Monday (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

Officials declare Lake Champlain bridge open, ending two year "nightmare"

A crisis that disrupted tourism, farming and family ties along the Champlain Valley came to an end yesterday, as officials from New York and Vermont cut the ribbon for the new Crown Point bridge.

The $70 million structure re-establishes the link from Crown Point to Addison, Vermont. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries, by hundreds of local residents, and by a group of "29ers."

They're the folks who were also on hand in 1929 when the first bridge was unveiled. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
It's our bridge now.  Hundreds flock onto the bridge during Monday's celebration.  (Photo:  Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
It's our bridge now. Hundreds flock onto the bridge during Monday's celebration. (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

Monday's bridge opening marks next chapter in the span's long history

As we've been hearing, yesterday's ceremony is part of the long history of the Lake Champlain bridge and the deep connection between communities on both sides of the border.

Brian Mann has been following this story since the old span was declared unsafe in 2009. He has this look back at how the crisis affected the Champlain Valley and how it has united communities on both sides of the lake.  Go to full article
J.T. Waite as Roy & David Murray Jaffe as Arthur.  Photo: Depot Theatre
J.T. Waite as Roy & David Murray Jaffe as Arthur. Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "The Cabbage Patch" at the Depot Theatre

The Cabbage Patch is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through September 18. Resident theater critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
The 400 foot span will be moved from this site Thursday morning (Photos courtesy of:  Susan Waters)
The 400 foot span will be moved from this site Thursday morning (Photos courtesy of: Susan Waters)

Lake Champlain bridge arch to be installed on Thursday

State transportation officials in New York say the giant steel arch needed to complete the Lake Champlain bridge will be moved into place tomorrow if weather permits. DOT commissioner Joan McDonald issued a statement saying that the event will mark a "historic day for the people of the region who heavily depend on the bridge for their livelihoods."

The bridge from Crown Point New York to Addison Vermont was closed and condemned two years ago, after engineers found that its support piers were crumbled. Brian Mann headed out on the lake this week to get a preview of the route that the new 400-foot long arch will travel from the construction yard in Port Henry to the bridge site in Crown Point. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Silva Mateosian as Jo, Jeremy Michael as Ed.   Photo: Depot Theatre
Silva Mateosian as Jo, Jeremy Michael as Ed. Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Wicked City" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

Wicked City is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through August 21. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
James Patrick Nelson & Beth Glover Photo: Depot Theatre
James Patrick Nelson & Beth Glover Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Living Together" at the Depot Theatre

Living Together is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through August 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

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