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Cannonball Commentary: 90 Miles by Canoe? in a Single Day

The Adirondack Canoe Classic begins tomorrow in Old Forge. The 90-mile race will take more than 250 canoes, kayaks, and guide boats all the way to Saranac Lake. Over the summer, race organizer Brian McDonnell paddled the entire course in a single day--a journey he describes as the "90-mile cannonball." He sent this commentary.  Go to full article
Sarah Cohen, store manager Mike Wilcox, and Linda Cohen
Sarah Cohen, store manager Mike Wilcox, and Linda Cohen

New Book Offers Glimpse Into Old Forge's History

In the late 1890's Moses Cohen arrived in the west central Adirondacks with a peddler's pack, and in 1900 opened a hardware store in Old Forge at the foot of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. It's become a centerpiece in the village and is known as the Adirondacks' Most General Store. Today, Cohen's granddaughters, Linda and Sarah own the store. The Cohen sisters, along with Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters are the authors of a new book that pays tribute to the early pioneers and entrepreneurs of Old Forge. They combined their talents in history, local lore and museum administration, and poured through thousands of historic postcards to put together a pictoral history of the Old Forge lake region. Todd Moe caught up with the Cohens during a visit to Old Forge Hardware for a chat about the store and their new book.  Go to full article
Selling speed?
Selling speed?

Snowmobiles & Reckless Speed: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The sport is wildly popular. Towns like Old Forge and Speculator see snowmobile tourism as an economic lifeline. But a growing number of critics say the toll of deaths and serious injuries will continue to climb, unless the sport reforms its culture. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the snowmobile industry's deadly addiction to power and high speed.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Storytelling Festival

The McCauley Mountain Chalet in Old Forge hosts the Adirondack Storytelling Festival this Sunday, September 8th. It's a day of tall tales, true stories, music and Adirondack crafts. Todd Moe talks with storyteller Joe Bruchac about the event.  Go to full article
Above: McKeever Bridge south of Thendara; below: Thendara Depot.
Above: McKeever Bridge south of Thendara; below: Thendara Depot.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad's 10th Anniversary

July marked the 10th anniversary of restored train service in the Adirondacks. A decade after its first excursion, this non-profit group still relies on volunteers to run the rail system. Jody Tosti spoke with Doug Masters of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.  Go to full article

19th Adirondack Canoe Classic (pt.2)

Brian Mann has a report on this weekend's 90-miler Canoe Classic in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

19th Adirondack Canoe Classic

250 canoes, kayaks and guideboats will push off from the beach at Old Forge for the annual 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic. MArtha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Summer People: Raymond Erickson, Early Music Expert

Todd Moe talks with Dr. Raymond Erickson, who presents a piano recital tonight in Old Forge to benefit the Old Forge Library.  Go to full article

Interest Groups Debate Park-wide Snowmobile Plan for the Adirondacks

Dozens of snowmobilers turned out for a public forum last night in Old Forge. State officials are developing a new snowmobile plan for the Adirondacks. The idea is to connect local trails into a park-wide network. Talks are going on in private as well. As Brian Mann reports, the state hopes to avoid a major battle between interest groups, but the plan is sure to be controversial.

The next public meeting will be held Wednesday (2-28) evening at Queensbury Town Hall. There's also a meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 8, at the high school in Colton from 4 to 7 pm. Other meetings will be held in Albany, Rochester, and Utica.  Go to full article

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