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Ames Closing will Cost Hundreds of North Country Jobs

Ames Department stores are going out of business. And with 327 stores nationwide and almost 22,000 employees, the impacts reach far and wide. As Jody Tosti reports, hundreds of jobs will be lost in the North Country alone and some communities will lose their only department store.  Go to full article

Kid Radio: Praise For Summer, From Summer Camp

It's summer camp season. Hundreds of kids around the north country are swimming and hiking, earning merit badges, practicing their musical instrument--even making radio. This week, at the Town of Altamont Summer Day Camp, kids worked with our Adirondack reporter Brian Mann, learning how to make a story for radio. They interviewed each other, asking about the best parts of summer. Here's our special correspondent, 10-year-old Riti Spada, reporting from the gym at LP Quinn Elementary.  Go to full article

Football Fans, Welcome the Trailblazers

David Sommerstein talks with Bob Cowser, player and treasurer for the newest team in the semi-pro Empire Football League, the St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers.  Go to full article

Recommendation To Bishop: Close Tupper Lake's Catholic Elementary School

Parents and faculty at the Holy Ghost Academy in Tupper Lake are recommending that the 99-year-old elementary school close for good at the end of this academic year. The decision follows a decline in enrollment. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Baptist Minister Steps Down After Naming "Satanic" Businesses

A Baptist minister in Tupper Lake has resigned after distributing a list of local businesses and organizations that he described as "satanic". The list of names included the public library and the Catholic church. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Clarence Petty Remembers Hermit Noah John Rondeau

North Country activist Clarence Petty lives in a house not far from Cold River, between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. As a boy, Petty met the famous hermit Noah John Rondeau, who lived and hunted nearby. In this special dialogue, we'll hear Clarence Petty's recollections of Rondeau. Also, we'll hear the voice of the hermit himself, recorded in the early 1950s by Albany radio station WGY.  Go to full article

State to Support Tupper Lake Museum

For three years, a group in the Adirondacks has been raising money to build a new museum. The facility--based in Tupper Lake--would teach visitors about the Park's natural history and environment. This weekend, Governor George Pataki announced that the state will support the project with a major grant. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Vandalism Spurs Youth Curfew in Tupper Lake

Kids in Tupper Lake will soon face a new curfew that requires them to be off the streets before 10 pm. The law, passed this week by the Altamont town bord, was spurred by a rash of late-night vandalism. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Five Ponds Wilderness: a Journey on the Bog River and the Oswegatchie

One of the classic Adirondack canoe routes begins near Tupper Lake and winds through the Five Ponds Wilderness toward Cranberry Lake. That section of the north country offers some of the most remote forests and rivers in the East. Two of our reporters, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein, made the trip earlier this month. They sent back this audio journal.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Power: Cheap but Unreliable

Blackouts are already a common event in Tupper Lake, where locals are frustrated by frequent outages. Village leaders are talking with the state Power Authority and with Niagara Mohawk, hoping to improve service. As Brian Mann reports, demand for electricity will outstrip supply by 2008.  Go to full article

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