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Critics Crowd Open Space Hearing

Critics of the state's efforts to protect more land in the Adirondacks turned out last night for a public hearing in Ray Brook. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

4 year-old Injured in Snowmobile Accident

A 4 year-old Watertown boy is recovering from a snowmobile accident in western New York. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A Thanksgiving X-Country Ski

Ski areas around the region opened over the Thanksgiving weekend. Whiteface and Gore Mountains offered a first taste of downhill skiing and snow boarding. Brian Mann strapped on his cross-country skis for the first time at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg-Verizon Sports Complex in Lake Placid. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Winter's First Ski

Brian Mann calls in from the slopes on this winter's first ski.  Go to full article

NH Hunters Jailed for Poaching Deer

Five hunters from New Hampshire are in the St. Lawrence County jail for killing several deer without permits. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Tim Seaver on the N-P Trail
Tim Seaver on the N-P Trail

A New Running Record Set on the Northville-Placid Trail

This month's edition of the Adirondack Sports & Fitness newspaper includes a column by Vermont photographer Tim Seaver. Seaver describes his experience this summer running the entire length of the Northville-Placid trail. The 122-mile super-marathon took 37 hours and 31 minutes. That sets a new record for the trail. The only other person known to have run the entire route was Richard Denker, a Boy Scout from Galway, who made the journey in 1973. Hikers often take ten days or more to complete the route. Tim Seaver told Brian Mann that the final seven hours of his run were grueling.  Go to full article

Ethan Allen Disaster Spurs Legislation, Lawsuits

State Senator Betty Little has introduced a bill that would require blood tests for boat captains involved in serious accidents. The legislation follows the capsizing of the Ethan Allen on October 2 on Lake George. That accident left twenty elderly passengers dead. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Special Report: A Journey to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

In this half-hour documentary first recorded in April 2002, Brian Mann takes us to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for an in-depth look at a place where the wilderness and the interests of development collide. The Refuge and its resources have returned to the center of national debate, as portions of it are once again being targeted for oil drilling.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Resort Boosters Lose Election

Two local politicians who supported the massive new resort development in Tupper Lake were voted out of office yesterday. The incumbent mayor Sandra Strader and town supervisor Gregory LaFrance each drew only about a third of the votes in their races. As Brian Mann reports, many local residents still have doubts about the project's funding and its impact on the quality of life in Tupper Lake.  Go to full article
Faisal Ghazi Faisal
Faisal Ghazi Faisal

Iraqi Sledder Returns to Lake Placid On Track To Olympics

An Iraqi sled-racer returned to Lake Placid last week to train and compete. Faisal Ghazi Faisal is hoping to qualify for the Winter Olympics this February in Torino, Italy. If he succeeds, he'll be the first Iraqi ever to compete in the Winter Games. Brian Mann updated his profile of Ghazi, which first aired last January.  Go to full article

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