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Warren County, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/5218592705/">Diane Cordell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Warren County, NY. Photo: Diane Cordell, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Upstate NY man accused of killing estranged wife

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York man has been accused of killing his estranged wife with a knife.

The Warren County sheriff's office says 46-year-old Clifford Burns of Niskayuna was arrested after a brief car chase soon after 42-year-old Patricia Burns was attacked in her Lake Luzerne home at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: dude ranches, rodeos, wranglers

Pick an object, any object, and let's see what stories it can tell. Andy Flynn visits the Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne for a look at the history of dude ranches in the southern Adirondacks.

Andy speaks with the Grandma of Painted Pony Pam Morin and local historian Cindy Cameron, specifically about the history day on Sunday, July 28th at the Ranches, Rodeos, and Wranglers weekend.  Go to full article
Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.  All we need is snow!  (Photo: Jim Mandle)
Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. All we need is snow! (Photo: Jim Mandle)

Back to school to build a toboggan

You don't have to be a child to enjoy a simple winter treat -- sliding down a hill on a toboggan. A snowy backyard hill has been hard to find this month, but that didn't stop Todd Moe from signing up to build a wooden toboggan at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.

Historically an important method of transportation for native American peoples, the toboggan is probably the simplest sled in design, consisting of nothing more than slats of wood curved at the front. Building one requires patience...and a lot of sanding.  Go to full article

For first time, Park Agency allows chemical herbicide in Adirondack lake

For the first time ever, the Adirondack Park Agency will allow the use of a chemical herbicide to kill invasive water plants inside the blue line. More than 1500 pounds of triclopyr will be used in Lake Luzerne in the spring, in an effort to fight Eurasian water milfoil. Yesterday's precedent-setting decision comes as more lakes and ponds across the Adirondacks are struggling with the invasive weed. As Brian Mann reports, this outcome reflects a dramatic shift from the debate over fighting milfoil on Lake George.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Clarence "Daddy Dick" Richards, Country Music Pioneer, Lake Luzerne

By the age of twelve, Clarence Richards was playing fiddle for local dances in the Corinth area of Saratoga County and substituting for the caller when necessary. Early in his music career, he lost his left hand in a paper mill accident, but within six months he had discovered a way to continue playing. "Daddy Dick" was an early entertainer on Radio WGY in Schenectady. He has performed with many prominent country and bluegrass music stars.  Go to full article

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