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Almost ten percent of the entire North Country flow of state development dollars will flow to one small village in the Adirondacks. Under the plan unveiled today, Saranac Lake will receive $7.1 million to promote construction and redevelopment of...
More and more of the world is getting captured in some internet image format. I must confess to having mixed feelings about the trend. It seems like a collision – between access to information verses retaining some degree of control,...
A friend sent me a jaunty video about the U.S./ Canada border this past week. It doesn’t break new ground or anything like that, but it’s pretty interesting. Raise your hand if you thought the U.S./Canada border mostly followed the 49th...
Canada has been rolling out new polymer (plastic) currency since 2011. This past Thursday the Bank of Canada put the last two denominations into circulation: the $10 and $5 bills. That completes the transition, as Canada doesn’t print $1 bills...
The headline is your warning: if you detest the House of Windsor and the attention they get, avert your eyes! Of course, the big royal news this week was the christening ceremony for 3-month-old Prince George. While it was relatively small and...
News stories tagged with "tourism"
Jan 13, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency voted Friday to phase out the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. The compromise is part of the "Bog River Unit Management Plan". As Brian Mann reports, the state has agreed to help tourism pilots find other lakes, where they can take their customers. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2003 — This weekend brought another snowmobile death in the north country. A 28-year-old woman from Cadyville died Saturday night after being thrown from a sled. As Brian Mann reports, one of the drivers involved in the accident has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2003 — The last couple of years, the Adirondacks have been discovered. Not just by tourists, but by foreign workers. Young people from around the world are flocking to Lake Placid, where businesses say there's a shortage of busboys and maids and bartenders. But as Brian Mann reports, critics say the foreign visitors are competing with local workers at a time when jobs are increasingly scarce. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2002 — Authorities say one young person died and a second was injured in a snowmobile accident over the holiday weekend. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Ernest died in a crash near Albany. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fatality follows a rash of early-season snowmobile deaths. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2002 — Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country native Arto Monaco. Monaco built a half-dozen theme parks. Most are gone now, swept away by changing tastes. But Monaco himself is still around, still creating make-believe worlds. Brian Mann visited his workshop in Upper Jay and has our story. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2002 — A new survey finds early bad weather and tighter border security hurt many Thousand Islands businesses last summer. As David Sommerstein reports, many in the area's tourism industry are taking a cautious approach to the future as they face a weak economy. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency commission got a first look at a new plan for the Bog River and Lowe's Lake on Thursday. The plan -- for an area near Tupper Lake -- includes a restriction on commercial floatplane use. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency won't vote on the proposal until January. Go to full article
Nov 05, 2002 — For some in the North Country, the first days of snow can be a hard time. We say good-bye to our gardens and look forward to long months of scraping our car windows and shoveling sidewalks. But for those who love to ski, the first taste of snow is intoxicating. Brian Mann skied Whiteface Mountain's Memorial Highway over the weekend. He sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2002 — On Wednesday (Oct. 30) the Adirondack Park Agency staff approved a permit for a new 97-room hotel in Lake George. The project has drawn criticism from pro-environment groups, who say it was given fast-track treatment because the developer is a former state official. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2002 — For years tourism has been seen as an important part of the North Country's future. While mining, timber, and farming lost jobs, the government spent tens of millions of dollars to jump-start the region's visitor industry. In part two of a series on the region's tourism industry, Brian Mann looks at the quality of tourism work - an industry plagued by low pay and low benefits. Go to full article