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Lissa Schneckenburger (above) and Bethany Waickman (below)
Lissa Schneckenburger (above) and Bethany Waickman (below)

Feisty fiddle and guitar at BluSeed Studios

Fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger and guitarist Bethany Waickman will give traditional New England music new life at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake on Saturday night. Schneckenburger, who grew up in Maine, is an expert at giving a fresh sound to old ballads and dance tunes. For Bethany Waickman, it's a return to familiar tunes and territory. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article

Down economy changes the dynamics of land preservation

This morning we begin a series about how the down economy is changing the dynamics of land preservation.

States are facing tough decisions about where to invest their shrinking budgets. In most cases protecting open space is not at the top of the list. It's also putting pressure on developers and landowners facing budget problems of their own. The consequence, in some places, is a drop in land prices.

As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Nancy Cohen of WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut reports there are new opportunities to preserve land and curb development. (Tomorrow, Brian Mann reports tight state budgets are putting the squeeze on land conservation by green groups.)  Go to full article

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