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Eric Andrus working on his farm-to-market sailboat. Photo: Sarah Harris
Eric Andrus working on his farm-to-market sailboat. Photo: Sarah Harris

Can North Country farmers feed NYC market?

Demand for local food has skyrocketed in big cities like New York and Boston. But do North Country farmers have a role to play in feeding those cities?  Go to full article
Wilhelmina Weber Furlong
Wilhelmina Weber Furlong

Family heirlooms as treasured art

Todd Moe talks with the curator of an extraordinary collection of art by Wilhelmina Weber Furlong. Clint Weber is producing a documentary on his great, great aunt who lived and painted on Golden Heart Farm, near Bolton Landing.  Go to full article
Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.
Composer Richard Wargo, 2nd from left, with the Wexford cast following a performance in Ireland.

Preview: Irish-inspired operas at the Sembrich Museum

The Sembrich Opera Museum's artistic director Richard Wargo brings to the historic studio of the late diva Marcella Sembrich an evening of selections from his works and will give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his Irish-inspired operas. "From the Bards of Ireland" will be presented Saturday night (7:30) at the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing. Wargo told Todd Moe that the program will feature the words of four Irish writers set to his music.  Go to full article

Postcard from a pond hockey tourny

From the local pond to the NHL's annual Winter Classic, playing ice sports outdoors is enjoying a comeback. We visit last weekend's 3rd Annual Adirondack Ice Bowl pond hockey tournament in Inlet. Gino Geruntino from the New York Reporting Project at Utica College has this story.  Go to full article

Jean Rohe at St. Williams: folk and jazz fused with global flavors

This Thursday night kicks off the 2010 season of concerts at St. Williams on Raquette Lake. The first performer channels folk and jazz, but with decidedly Brazilian, Cuban, and Peruvian influence. Joel Hurd profiles the music of Jean Rohe.  Go to full article

DEC chief says Adirondack environment much improved since '70

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AP - As a young lawyer, Pete Grannis helped organize the first Earth Day celebration in New York City - just a few months before he was hired to put teeth into enforcement at a new environmental agency created by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.

Later, after 30 years in the state Assembly, Grannis rejoined the Department of Environmental Conservation as commissioner in 2007. This week, he's traveling around the state in an electric car, visiting the sites of environmental success stories to mark the 40th anniversary of both Earth Day and the DEC.

Grannis says the DEC has made great strides over the past four decades, but is now hobbled by the state's fiscal crisis - the DEC budget has been cut $32 million dollars and the staff reduced by 400 in the past 18 months.

Grannis was in Lake George yesterday to give the good news about the Adirondacks. Since the first Earth Day, he said, acid rain levels in the Adirondacks have fallen and species such as moose and bald eagles have returned. The DEC commissioner said a recent analysis found that acid rain levels dropped in all 48 Adirondack lakes that are monitored on a long-term basis. And he said wildlife such as moose, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys have re-established themselves in the North Country, and beaver and otter populations are flourishing.  Go to full article

Small ski areas thrive in sluggish season

As ski center managers in the Adirondacks close the books on another winter season, some are reporting an increase in skier visits and revenue. Others say they've had about the same or fewer numbers of visitors compared to last year. Chris Knight looks back on the winter of 2009-2010, including one of the biggest success stories of the winter - the reopening of two smaller, community-centered ski areas.  Go to full article

Lessons learned from A Year of Hard Choices in Adirondack real estate

Northern New York's real estate market is showing signs of life, according to Mark Bergman. He's a realtor in North Creek. And he's part of our occasional series, A Year of Hard Choices. Below, you can find a link to these stories of the recession and how the sagging economy is affecting people across the North Country.

Bergman says he won't soon forget last year--and the economic lessons it taught him. Last spring, Mark spoke with Jonathan Brown about the dearth of real estate sales in the southern Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Dairy farmers drowning in debt

A Congressional panel overseeing the federal financial bailout says the recession is plunging many farmers deeper into debt and parts of the agricultural economy are in crisis. The panel singles out dairy farmers as among the hardest hit. Milk prices remain at 30-year lows. North Country lawmakers are pushing legislation in Congress to help. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

20th Congressional campaign: 11 days left

The 20th Congressional district special election is growing more combative every day. Three men: Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian, are running to fill the House seat left open when Gov. Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate. The district stretches from the Hudson Valley far south of Albany well into the Adirondacks--lots of territory. Martha Foley and Brian Mann take time to sort out the issues and politics in the campaign.  Go to full article

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