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North Country high schoolers re-create a musical era
North Country high schoolers re-create a musical era

At Fort Ticonderoga, high school students recreate a musical tradition

If you go to Fort Ticonderoga this summer, you'll find centuries-old stone walls and a new education center. But you'll also find music and pageantry. For more than three decades the Fort's Fife and Drum Corps has been researching and recreating the traditional military and folk music of the 1700s. The musicians are all paid professionals, who spend years in apprenticeship learning their art. But as Brian Mann reports, they're also high school students recruited from bands in nearby towns and villages.  Go to full article
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center groundbreaking. Source: Ft. Ticonderoga
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center groundbreaking. Source: Ft. Ticonderoga

Latest battle at Ft. Ticonderoga is with $2.5 million debt

Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the North Country. The sprawling 5,000-acre outdoor museum on the shore of Lake Champlain is also one of the most important landmarks in American history. But a feud with a major donor has left the privately owned museum deep in debt and scrambling to raise funds to pay for a new education center. Fort Ticonderoga's chairman has raised the possibility of closing the facility, or auctioning part of its collection. As Brian Mann reports, historians and tourism officials say Ticonderoga is too important to lose.  Go to full article

SUNY considers merging two community colleges

The State University of New York will study the possibility of combining services and programs at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh and North Country Community College, which has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. The study was recommended by State Senator Betty Little and comes as both colleges are facing a change in administration. But, as Chris Knight reports, officials at North Country Community College say they haven't been told much about the study or what it could mean.  Go to full article

UPDATE: Storm-battered North Country still recovering - overnight shelter opened in Ticonderoga, Hague hardest hit

The recovery continues this afternoon following Saturday's brutal winter storm that knocked out power and closed roads across the North Country. The hardest-hit areas are southern St. Lawrence County, southern Essex County, and sections of Warren County. In some areas, electricity won't be restored until tomorrow afternoon. Brian Mann has an update.  Go to full article

APA faces "outrage" in Ticonderoga

In what may be a harbinger of things to come, the Adirondack Park Agency faced a hostile crowd last night in Ticonderoga. The APA is reviewing plans to build a 300-square foot sign on a new Lowe's superstore on the outskirts of the village. As Brian Mann reports, local government leaders say the environmental agency is overstepping its authority and crippling economic growth.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga Lowe's approved, sign issue remains

In a surprise move, the Adirondack Park Agency yesterday issued a permit approving construction of a new Lowe's superstore in Ticonderoga. The 153,000 square-foot store will sit next to the community's Wal-Mart store on the outskirts of the village. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency still hasn't approved a controversial 300 square-foot sign proposed for the front of the building.  Go to full article
Re-enactors at the 2002 Grand Encampment
Re-enactors at the 2002 Grand Encampment

At Ticonderoga, The Search for Living History

Over the weekend, more than 800 re-enactors at Fort Ticonderoga staged the Grand Encampment of the French and Indian War. Fought from 1754 to 1763, the bloody and savage war between the French, the British and powerful Native American tribes set the stage for the American Revolution. Much of the fiercest fighting happened here in the North Country. Brian Mann was at this weekend's encampment. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Bruce Young's political cartoon "The Bug" ran in 1999 and 2000
Bruce Young's political cartoon "The Bug" ran in 1999 and 2000

For North Country Political Cartoonists, Open Season

The campaign season is officially underway in New York state. That's great news for editorial cartoonists, who use satire and caricature to poke fun at leading politicians. Here in the North Country, local cartoonists will be hard at work, looking for the humor and absurdity in regional politics. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Domtar paper mill in Cornwall
Domtar paper mill in Cornwall

After Domtar, Mixed Outlook for Timber

2006 brings the shutdown of another paper mill that was once a major buyer of North Country timber. Domtar will close its mill in Cornwall, Ontario on March 31st, laying off more than 500 people. Many loggers in northern New York have been hit hard by the closure. But as David Sommerstein reports, some see hope for an industry that's been struggling for years.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga Mill Closer to Tire Test Burn

State environment officials in New York have moved a step closer to allowing a 2-week test burn of tires to power International Paper's mill in Ticonderoga. The DEC issued a "draft permit" yesterday. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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