May 02, 2011 — The company that manages the hydroelectric dams downstream from Tupper Lake along the Raquette River says it's starting to see water levels go down. But with more rain in the forecast, it's not clear if that trend will hold. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2009 — The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club wraps up its first season of hikes introducing kids to mountains and trails. It's a high-tech, busy world, and organizers would like more families to move from desktop to mountaintop. Family excursions this summer included hikes along beginner mountain trails -- day trips into the outdoors with youngsters in mind. Todd Moe tagged along during a hike up Mount Arab and found families reconnecting with nature. Go to full article
Eric Sammis talks with NCPR's Todd Moe on the summit of Mount Arab.
Jul 27, 2009 — For nearly 20 years, volunteer Summit Stewards have greeted visitors on Adirondack mountaintops. During the hiking season they work alone or in pairs maintaining trails and keeping track of visitors. Todd Moe recently climbed Mount Arab, near Tupper Lake, with a group from the Adirondack Mountain Club. At the summit and fire tower, he talked to Eric Sammis, a SUNY-Potsdam student, who's spending five weeks on Arab as part an Environmental Studies degree. For today's "Heard up North," a summer job with a view. Go to full article
Nov 10, 2004 — At least three towns in southern St. Lawrence County are taking on Albany over a massive land deal with International Paper. Colton, Piercefield, and Hopkinton have vetoed the state's purchase of conservation easements on more than 33,000 acres of land within their town borders. Parishville was expected to joiin them last night. If the vetoes stand, they would prevent the state from conserving land only in those towns. Overall, the IP deal would protect nearly 260,000 acres of Adirondack land in 9 counties. It would be the largest such deal in state history. Stephen Borey is supervisor of the town of Hopkinton. He spoke with David Sommerstein. He says the state failed to compromise with the towns on their biggest concern - the construction of public ATV trails on the new tracts. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Joseph Kennedy, a New York state forest ranger, about the science--and the dangers--of wildfires. More than twenty blazes are now burning across the region. Go to full article