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Johnny Podres honored in Port Henry in 2005 (Photo:  Nancie Battaglia)
Johnny Podres honored in Port Henry in 2005 (Photo: Nancie Battaglia)

Baseball legends remember Adirondack Dodger Johnny Podres

For a few short hours on Thursday, Essex County was the center of the baseball world. Icons of the sport traveled to St. Patrick's church in Port Henry to pay their respects to Johnny Podres. Podres was the son of an Adirondack ore miner who climbed to the pinnacle of major league baseball. He passed away on Sunday after a lengthy illness. As Brian Mann reports, Podres was remembered as a family man, an athlete and a coach.  Go to full article
Tim Russ (the Vulcan Tuvok) outside the studio in Port Henry (Photos: Nancie Battaglia)
Tim Russ (the Vulcan Tuvok) outside the studio in Port Henry (Photos: Nancie Battaglia)

In a Port Henry garage, the stars

Shooting wraps up this week in Port Henry on a new made-for-internet Star Trek episode. The project is directed by Hollywood actor Tim Russ, who played the Vulcan Tuvok in the 1990s. Stars include Walter Koenig, the original Chekov, and Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura. As Brian Mann reports, they've partnered with local fans and film-makers intent on keeping the Trek universe alive.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Ice Fishing

The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Ice Fishing

The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story.  Go to full article
Earl Sprague, with a replica of Champ.
Earl Sprague, with a replica of Champ.

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster

How does a town go about claiming a sea monster as a resident? It helps if you have a woodworker with a workshop, especially if the woodworker has seen Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster. Earl Sprague helped the Port Henry Chamber of Commerce give a shape to the seldom-seen monster and he tells us all about seeing Champ and about some of the adventures his plywood Champs have had. Lamar Bliss reports.  Go to full article

Local Elections Held: In Saranac Lake, Democrats Win

Voters went to the polls across the region on Tuesday to elect local officials. Many races were uncontested and, in general, turn-out was light. Brian Mann has this survey of some of the more interesting results.  Go to full article

Train Oil Spill

A cargo train struck a boulder on the track near Port Henry just after ten o'clock Monday morning. The Canadian Pacific train spilled 700 gallons of diesel fuel. Brian Mann reports DEC officials are working to clean up contaminated soil near the track.  Go to full article

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