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St. Lawrence tables J&L site decision

St. Lawrence County lawmakers want more time to decide whether to foreclose on the site of a polluted former iron mine in the southern part of the county. Residents of Clifton and Fine want the county to take control of the J&L mines site so a wood chip processor can open a plant there. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Adks first pellet plant planned

The owner of a box and pallet making company in Keeseville is looking to build what's believed to be the first wood pellet manufacturing plant in the Adirondacks. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Paper mill exec denied U.S. entry

Last week we reported on an Adirondack artist who was detained at the Canadian border in Maine for having sketches of SUVs in her car. The incident was parodied on The Colbert Report. Now another unusual incident at the border, this time in Massena. The vice-chairman of the revived paper mill in Newton Falls was refused entry into the United States on Tuesday. Customs officers said he was working without a visa, even though he's paid by a Canadian company. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Kathy Recchia as Emily Dickinson
Kathy Recchia as Emily Dickinson

Preview: "The Belle of Amherst" in Elizabethtown

A one-woman play this weekend in the Adirondacks celebrates poet Emily Dickinson. A recluse for much of her life, in The Belle of Amherst, Dickinson emerges as charming and vivacious, with a passion for words and poetry. The play opens Friday night (6:30) and continues Saturday and Sunday night at the historic Old Mill Art Studio in Elizabethtown. It's a benefit production for the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article
Dragonflier Nick Donnelly searches a Franklin County pond
Dragonflier Nick Donnelly searches a Franklin County pond

Dragonfly devotees swarm for the hunt

Take a paddle or hike along a stream, or spend some time gardening and you'll likely hear the familiar click of wings or glimpse a flying glint of blue or green. Dragonflies are a familiar and favorite sight in the North Country. And now, during the summer months, excitement is high among "dragonfliers" whose calendars are extra full because this is the time of year when dragonflies are most commonly seen. But researchers say there are more questions than answers about dragonflies. This is the fourth summer that the DEC and Nature Conservancy have seriously studied dragonflies and their close relatives, damselflies, in some of the more remote parts of the state. With the help of volunteers, biologists are out to foster public interest in the conservation of the colorful, winged insects and their aquatic habitats. Todd Moe found that, for a hobby that includes searching for large bugs in swampy areas, it has a lot of followers.  Go to full article

NYPA gives Placid, Tupper a reprieve

The New York Power Authority says electric customers in Lake Placid and Tupper Lake won't see a big surge in their bills. The Power Authority has promised to investigate mysterious surcharges that more than doubled electric costs in the villages. Jacob Resneck reports from Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Artist's image of the convention center.
Artist's image of the convention center.

APA OKs two Lake Placid projects

A key Adirondack Park Agency committee has signed off on two major expansions for Lake Placid's hospitality industry. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

NCPR, gospel station in talks over Lake Placid frequency

North Country Public Radio and a gospel broadcaster based in Rennselaer County may be close to settling an ongoing dispute over a Lake Placid radio frequency. The two stations had filed applications for the same Lake Placid frequency, 91.7 fm, during a rare window the Federal Communications Commission opened last fall for non-commercial broadcasters. NCPR has been broadcasting on 91.7 fm with a lower-power translator for more than 20 years. But it was the only possible frequency the FCC made available in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, Northeast Gospel Broadcasting and North Country Public Radio are trying to meet a deadline imposed by the FCC.  Go to full article

Malone signs feature Vermont farm

New welcome signs to the town of Malone have raised some eyebrows. It was discovered that the sightly dairy farm pictured on the signs is in Woodstock, Vermont, not Malone, New York. David Sommerstein caught up with Malone town supervisor Howard Maneely at the Local Government Conference Tuesday in Potsdam. He asked Maneely what happened.  Go to full article

Progress on new Tupper Lake powerline

It will be at least November 2008 before a constitutional amendment can be approved to allow for the building of a new 46-kilovolt transmission line across state Forest Preserve land in eastern St. Lawrence County. But, officials are exploring ways around the delay so it doesn't hold up the project, designed to bolster the municipal electric systems in the Tri-Lakes region. As Chris Knight reports, the first version of the constitutional amendment had to be scrapped after several "typographical errors" were discovered.  Go to full article

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