Star Lake, NY, Sep 19, 2012 — The old public school building in Star Lake has a new mission as an exhibit center and tourist attraction. And the grassroots effort to restore the 1890s structure will be honored by Adirondack Architectural Heritage at a ceremony in Lake George next week. It's one of six North Country sites that will receive 2012 Stewardship awards for preservation efforts.
For more than six years, a group of Clifton-Fine area residents has worked to restore the old school. They see it as a cornerstone for tourism, economic development and local pride. Go to full article
An oyster catcher being tagged on Cape Cod. Photo: Shiloh Schulte.
Plymouth, MA, Jun 21, 2010 — Shorebirds who spend their summers along the coasts of Maine, Massachusetts and New York are safe, for now, from the effects of the massive BP oil spill that's fouling the waters and coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. But many of them will soon migrate south for the winter, many right to areas in the path of the spreading oil. Northeast biologists are trying to get a head start on tracking their progress. They're especially concerned about protected birds like the oyster catcher. Maine Public Radio's Susan Sharon reports. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2008 — A deal for the Follensby Pond acquisition has been sought by environmental groups, paddlers and hikers for a long time. Martha Foley talked with Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer magazine, about the significance of the purchase, and local reaction. He said local concerns focus on property tax revenue (which could increase) and public access. Go to full article
Thousand Islands author, historian and architect Paul Malo at Carleton Villa on Carleton Island. Photo: Ian Coristine
Aug 07, 2008 — The North Country lost one of its most influential voices for history and preservation this summer. Paul Malo, architect, author and advocate for all things historic and special in the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks passed away last month in Granby, New York. He was 78. For many years, Malo discovered and documented some of the hidden treasures in the region, from Thousand Island Park on Wellesley Island to Sagamore, an Adirondack great camp. Todd Moe has this remembrance. Go to full article
Apr 07, 2008 — The New York State Parks Office has deemed key buildings at the former Wawbeek resort on Upper Saranac lake "historically significant." That could make it harder for the new owners to get permission to tear them down to make room for a new house. Jacob Resneck reports. Go to full article
Aug 30, 2001 — US responds to report saying a new sense of urgency is needed to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The report was issued by bi-national commission overseeing US and Canadian cooperation on lakes issues. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2001 — Some of New York's oldest barns are getting facelifts this summer. The first round of grants under the two-million dollar State Barns Restoration and Preservation Program were handed out in June. Todd Moe visited a Canton family's 1820 English threshing barn slated for restoration. Go to full article