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Lake Champlain Martime History: The Battle of Plattsburgh

The Battle of Plattsburgh--what was once seen as a frontier skirmish may have been a defining moment in America's history. Brian Mann has the third part of our series on Lake Champlain's maritime history.  Go to full article

Commutair Cuts Plattsburgh Staff

A commuter airline based in Plattsburgh is struggling to avoid bankruptcy. Commutair has announced that the company will cut staff and sell half of its airplanes. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Planned Parenthood President Celebrates Plattsburgh Clinic Anniversary

Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's largest reproductive rights group, visited Plattsburgh to help the regional chapter, Northern Adirondacks Planned Parenthood, celebrate its 30th anniversary. David Sommerstein spoke with Feldt, who urged supporters to mobilize in a tricky political landscape.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Frat Fight Ends in Arrests

A fistfight in Lake Placid this weekend resulted in injuries and arrests of fraternity brothers from Plattsburgh. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain Ferry Captain Eyes High Water

Officials in Plattsburgh and Burlington are watching rapidly rising lake waters this week. Todd Moe talks with Lake Champlain ferry captain Steve Pond about high water levels.  Go to full article

SUNY Plattsburgh Receives Kent-Gorton Bequest

Plattsburgh State University says it has received a gift of artwork and money valued at more than $700,000. The gift was left to the school by Sally Kent-Gorton, who died last spring. Kent-Gorton was the widow of famed Adirondack painter Rockwell Kent. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

National Teacher Training Institute: Making Tech a Teaching Tool

Since the first film strip projectors were shipped to school districts, multimedia technology has been the hope--and sometimes, disappointmen--of educators. Technology in the classroom may not have always lived up to expectations, but a national program spearheaded by a partnership of public television stations, including Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, is looking to change that. Later this week, some North Country teachers will learn how to make technology an integral part of their lesson plans, not the latest fad to wow--or lull--students. David Sommerstein reports  Go to full article
Violinist Soovin Kim with elementary school students in Plattsburgh.
Violinist Soovin Kim with elementary school students in Plattsburgh.

Musical Homecoming for Plattsburgh's Soovin Kim

This weekend music lovers in the Plattsburgh area have an opportunity to hear a world-class string quartet. The ensemble has spent the past week giving workshops at schools around the region, and celebrating the homecoming of one of its voilinists, Soovin Kim. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Paul & Vic Kibler, Fiddler & Pianist, Vails Mills & Plattsburgh

Vic Kibler continues a strong musical tradition in the southern Adirondacks, performing many old-standard jigs, reels, and hornpipes he got from his family. Vic's youngest son, Paul, worked with him in 1992 to produce a collection recognized as an outstanding folk recording by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.  Go to full article

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