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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"
Oct 02, 2002 — The village of Lake Placid is scrambling to raise ten million dollars needed to rebuild the sewage treatment plant. Local officials have already doubled water rates - a move that angered many hotel owners. Mayor Robi Politi now says major new development projects - and tourism events - will have to wait until the new plant comes on-line. As Brian Mann reports, some business leaders worry that the sewage bottleneck will derail Lake Placid's prosperity. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2002 — The Raquette River has seen several incarnations of economic development in the North Country: first fishing and logging, then sandstone mining and hydroelectric generation. A group of businesses and citizens want to start a new economic era for the state's second largest river based on tourism and recreation. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 20, 2002 — This week, scientists, government and business leaders, and pro-environment groups are meeting in Raquette Lake. They're talking about global warming caused by human pollution and the impact on our region. The latest research suggests that the north country's climate has already begun to shift. Temperatures are rising subtly. Other human impacts--like acid rain and the spread of invasive species--may be accelerating the pace of change. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2002 — This summer, a spill at Lake Placid's wastewater treatment plant sent untreated sewage flowing into the Chubb and the Ausable Rivers. The sewer plant is thirty years old. Village officials are scrambling to raise ten million dollars to build a new facility. But as Brian Mann reports, some residents down-stream worry that the project won't stop the flow of pollution. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2002 — The details of a new tourism destination on the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay are starting to emerge. Buyers of Dark Island and its historic castle gave state and local officials a peek yesterday of what visitors could see as early as next summer. The media was also invited on the tour. David Sommerstein went along. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2002 — A group of investors has purchased Dark Island and its Scottish-style castle on the St. Lawrence River for 1.8 million dollars. David Sommerstein reports the group has big plans to renovate the historic property. 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
Jul 31, 2002 — With the Lake Placid Ironman grabbing headlines recently, the Adirondacks can feel like a place for hard-core athletes to test their strength and endurance. But the mountains are also home to a lot of people who want an outdoor experience, without the grueling pace. Brian Mann went for a leisurely road-bike trip in the Glenn, near Jay. He sends this audio postcard: Go to full article
Jul 17, 2002 — A tour bus lost its brakes on a steep section of the road that climbs Whiteface Mountain on Tuesday. The bus, carrying 21 passengers, crashed through a section of the road's toll booth. As Brian Mann reports, passengers suffered only minor injuries. Go to full article
Jun 21, 2002 — As the sun finally warms the North Country into summer, the boating season on the St. Lawrence River is kicking into high gear. This year, residents and tourists alike face new security requirements when they buzz between American and Canadian harbors. Businesses on both sides of border hope the heightened security won't scare people away. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article