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Local workers helped to build the historic new Champlain Bridge (Photo:  Susan Waters)
Local workers helped to build the historic new Champlain Bridge (Photo: Susan Waters)

Bridge move delayed - mason proud of the work this year

It's raining this morning in the Champlain Valley and the National Weather Service has issued a wind warning for the big lake. That means engineers won't be moving the big arch that's needed to complete the new Crown Point bridge. That effort has been pushed back to tomorrow morning.

Patrick Salerno is one of the local workers who's spent much of the last year pushing to finish the new span. He's a mason from Port Henry. Salerno told Brian Mann that he's proud to have been part of building the bridge. But he says working conditions were often "brutal."  Go to full article
Thea Alvin
Thea Alvin

Art that's set in stone

Vermont artist Thea Alvin has been a professional stone mason for 25 years, and mostly uses dry stone stacking to create sculptures and landscape installations. Her works include stunning stone arches, walls and ornamental spirals. Alvin will be at St. Lawrence University later this month as part of a week-long focus on Climate Change and Environmental Justice. Her challenge is using recyclable materials (shopping carts and soda cans) to create arches and a small house on campus. Thea Alvin has traveled around the world teaching, building and learning from master masons. She spoke with Todd Moe about a life-long respect for rocks.  Go to full article

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