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As part of Monday’s pre-election coverage on NCPR David Chanatry explored an interesting question: “Casinos: how did we get here from Las Vegas?” Here’s how he framed it: If you’re a person of a certain age—say...
Here’s a specific instance of something that taxpayers and administrator everywhere may need to think about. Namely: once programs start cutting, is a self-fulfilling, downward spiral created? Take Ontario’s Rideau Canal. It’s...
The bad pun in the title is based on an event happening Aug 8-18, mostly in Quebec: the 14th annual World Scout Moot – the first one held in this country. What’s a moot then, in this case? Wikipedia has this explanation: The original...
Long, hot summer days should herald the peak of boat activity. But some users of Ontario’s Rideau Canal are unhappy about shorter hours of operation and a sense of drifting neglect. The Rideau Canal consists of 45 locks connecting natural...
An Ottawa cyclist I know was commuting home on sleepy Twin Elm Road last Wednesday evening. Only it was far from sleepy! He said it was crawling with cars and people, flocking to see a big rugby match between Canada and Fiji, part of the...
News stories tagged with "recreation"
by Chris Knight
Jan 20, 2005 — At an affordable housing conference Wednesday in Saranac Lake, regional leaders heard a presentation from Mick Ireland. Ireland is a local government leader in Aspen, Colorado. That resort community has fought back against the pressures of vacation home development, creating more than 2,000 units of protected middle-income housing. As Chris Knight reports, Ireland says the Adirondack Park should prepare itself for the same struggle. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2004 — The sights, smells, and sounds of county fairs are classic ingredients of summer. The midway barker beckoning you in to a show. The whip of the wind through your hair on the day-glow roller coaster. And of course, the smell of fried dough and French fries. The St. Lawrence County and Lewis County fairs run this week and through the weekend. David Sommerstein prepared this audio montage from the midway of the St. Lawrence County fair in Gouverneur. Go to full article
May 27, 2004 — State officials say they'll close more than fifty roads in the western Adirondacks to all-terrain vehicles. The move affects popular 4-wheeler routes in St. Lawrence, Herkimer, and Lewis counties. As Brian Mann reports, environmental groups are describing the move as a "virtual ban" on ATVs in the Adirondack Park. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 10, 2003 — A walk with ornithologist and artist David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of the Audubon Society's new series of guides to bird identification and behavior. Sibley led a group of North Country birders along Clarkson University's nature trails last fall. Martha Foley went along. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 02, 2002 — The St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council took home a first place award for its Map of All Seasons, during a recent state conference on the environment. Jon Montan, with the county planning office, is an advisor to the environmental council. He says a new computer program helped update the old county map. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Aug 07, 2002 — July marked the 10th anniversary of restored train service in the Adirondacks. A decade after its first excursion, this non-profit group still relies on volunteers to run the rail system. Jody Tosti spoke with Doug Masters of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2002 — This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local campgrounds. On Saturday, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont unveiled a new exhibition that celebrates this gypsy lifestyle. Brian Mann reports on "American Wanderlust", a look at the history of the RV. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2002 — The State of New York is pushing hard to finish dozens of unit management plans, the blueprints that govern recreation and environmental protection in the Adirondacks. The process is controversial in the North Country, but it's also drawing attention outside the Park. Brian Mann attended a meeting in Albany soon after the initiative was launched. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2001 — A quieter, less-polluting personal watercraft is expected to hit show-room floors in February or March. The new machine is the first of several being manufactured in response to criticism of the small, fast boats. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article