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Let's see. How to categorize this video? An anthropology of rural life in northern New York (Lowville, to be exact)? A viable candidate for the Darwin awards? Why all that hubbub about stricter labor and safety laws on the farm was...
Had lunch at Lloyd’s of Lowville yesterday. It’s a classic. No wonder it made it into TAUNY’s Registry of Very Special Places. Check out the RVSP piece TAUNY and NCPR collaborated on, here. I was meeting Linda Cohen, of Old Forge....
News stories tagged with "lowville"
by Brian Mann
Jun 28, 2004 — This summer, the Adirondack Museum is featuring the work of Lowville photographer Henry Beach. Beach was a commercial photographer in the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. He made a living producing postcards and documenting life in the Adirondack Mountains. His images capture everyday scenes and some of the early controversies that shaped the Park. Brian Mann spoke with curator Laura Rice. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Mar 16, 2004 — Martha Foley talks with Dr. Temple Grandin, an expert in animal welfare and handling and the design of livestock handling facilities. She's also autistic, and travels worldwide lecturing on autism. Grandin says researchers now know that autism is not caused by bad parenting or the environment. It's caused by brain abnormalities that occur during pregnancy. The emotion centers of the brain are immature at birth. And the wiring in the cortex of the brain is, in Grandin's words, "scrambled". Go to full article
Feb 04, 2004 — State officials are looking into whether Lewis County properly transferred $500,000 of highway funds to an auto racetrack near Lowville. The speedway's owner was a large contributor to Governor Pataki's re-election campaign in 2002. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 17, 2003 — Bob Malone's talent for playing New Orleans style piano blues has taken him to Europe, Japan and hundreds of concert halls and blues clubs from coast to coast?but he's never played in the North Country. All that will change tomorrow night with a performance at the Lowville Academy Auditorium at 8 o'clock. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2003 — When Ames closed its stores almost a year ago, it left a retail gap in the North Country's small towns. From Saranac Lake to Lowville, people voiced their frustrations in getting basic items, from socks and underwear to sewing notions and shower curtains. The Ames closure also left an employment gap in the region, one that new retail stores are starting to fill. Wise Buys opens in Canton this weekend and Hacketts opens in Potsdam in November. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Feb 21, 2003 — This Saturday evening the Lowville Library Winter Concert Series continues with a concert by one of the fastest rising and commercially successful jazz duos in the country. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 17, 2003 — Small towns across the North Country are struggling to replace the Ames department stores that once anchored local economies. Until the company's bankruptcy, last fall, Ames offered basic goods like clothing and house-wares. Now, a company based in Gouverneur is hoping to start a new chain of stores called "WiseBuys" that would fill the shopping void. But as Brian Mann reports, reactions to the idea are mixed. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2002 — Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up. Go to full article