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McHugh: new border rules could be disaster

A new regulation at the international border is set to take effect at the end of the month. Beginning January 31, Americans returning from Canada will have to present proof of citizenship, such as an original birth certificate, in addition to a driver's license. Congressman John McHugh says the new rule hasn't been publicized and could be a disaster for travelers. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Exploring Kerouac?s On the Road

35 SUNY-Potsdam students hit the road this week for an audio documentary project to explore the places that inspired Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road. 2007 marks its 50th anniversary. Dr. Audrey Sprenger says the students will read Kerouac's writings as if they were maps and then follow these maps out into the world to the places where they were set - San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York City and Lowell, MA. Sprenger told Todd Moe that the students will document the people they meet using words, sounds and images, and add their own chapters to the story of American life.  Go to full article

Bus accident blamed on tire leak, driver cleared

New York state police held a press conference yesterday to announce the findings of an investigation into last summer's fatal Greyhound bus crash on the Adirondack Northway. The crash left five people dead, including the driver. Dozens more were injured. Civil litigation filed by surviving passengers has accused the driver of talking on a cell phone or falling asleep before the bus careened out of control. But as Chris Knight reports, the police investigation faulted a tiny tire puncture.  Go to full article

McHugh Wants Delay in New Border ID Cards

North Country Congressman John McHugh wants to delay a plan to require passports or similar documents at the Canadian border by 2008. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Hokkaido and Home

Betsy Kepes and her family have spent most of the last year away from home. Fire-spotting out West, trekking through New Zealand. They ended up in northern Japan - closer to home that what the map showed.  Go to full article
A train in the wilderness
A train in the wilderness

New Group Wants $20 Million for Adirondack Train

A powerful coalition of Republican lawmakers, chamber of commerce leaders, and local activists have unveiled plans to rebuild a railroad into the central Adirondacks. The passenger line would connect Utica and Old Forge in the south to tourism destinations in the Tri-Lakes area. The "Adirondack On Track Partnership" wants the state to spend at least twenty million dollars on the project. They hope it would add a new attraction, drawing visitors into the Adirondack Park. But as Brian Mann reports, some critics say reviving the railroad would be too expensive. They also question whether a tourist line is the best use of the historic travel corridor.  Go to full article
On the road...
On the road...

Audio Postcard: Bike & Train Through Canada?s Maritimes

Summer is the time for family vacations and getting outdoors. This month, Tracy Santagate from the Adirondack town of Gabriels headed north to the maritime provinces of Canada. Tracy traveled with her son Levi and with friends, going by train and bicycle for eleven days. She took along a recorder, capturing the sounds of the open road. Here's her audio postcard.

You heard from Tracy Santagate. Also her son, Levi, who's fifteen years old and Levi's friend Kellen Waickman who's sixteen.  Go to full article

Commentary: Who Would Ever Have Dreamed

Not everyone is born with a constitution that seeks out adventure, but even a reluctant risk-taker, like commentator Elle Garrell Berger, can become braver as she travels through life.  Go to full article

Sometimes the Journey Can Be the Destination

Even in the age of crowded airplanes, security screening and fastfood chains, travel can be a pleasure. But you have to choose your mode of transportation with care. Commentator Neal Burdick found a way to make his journey as memorable as his destination.  Go to full article

Commentary: Exploring

Tim Brookes is a radio commentator and a teacher--and a successful travel writer. His latest book, A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow, is a funny and insightful account of a hitchhiking trip across America. But he doesn't have to go all the way to the Pacific to renew his sense of exploration.  Go to full article

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