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Homelessness takes a lot of forms. Here in the North Country, we don’t tend to see a lot of the kind of homelessness that’s associated with big urban centers — people living in the street, out of shopping carts, what used to be...
Just after Essex County legislators passed an earlier closing time for bars there 15-1, Warren County has rejected a similar measure in a close vote by a county Board of Supervisors committee, the Glens Falls Post-Star reports. This topic has been...
Denton Publications is reporting that Warren County leaders are urging that recipients of welfare payments in New York state be tested for drugs. A resolution supporting the idea passed on Friday, according to an article penned by Thom...
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Watertown, NY, Jun 10, 2009 — If you're looking for family fun on the cheap this summer, your best bet may be to catch a baseball game in Watertown or Glens Falls. Those two cities are the North Country representatives in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. The league's season started over the weekend. The league is for college players trying to make it professionally. They use wooden bats instead of the aluminum bats used in college games. Major league scouts are in the stands. Dozens of the league's players are drafted each year. The league's best known alumni include Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson and Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Commissioner Dave Chamberlain told David Sommerstein many of the league's teams used to play in the "single A" professional New York-Penn league. Go to full article
Oct 22, 2008 — A Johnsburg man is doing his part to preserve historic sites and stories in the southeastern corner of the Adirondacks. Glenn Pearsall has lived in the North Country since the early 60's and has always had an interest in local history. His book, Echoes in These Mountains, explores dozens of historic sites in Johnsburg. Pearsall has included GPS coordinates for each site profiled in the book as a way of connecting the past to the present and future. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Storm-battered North Country still recovering - overnight shelter opened in Ticonderoga, Hague hardest hit
by NCPR News
Mar 11, 2008 — The recovery continues this morning following Saturday's brutal winter storm that knocked out power and closed roads across the North Country. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2007 — The Warren County hamlet of Wevertown is the crime scene in a new novel by Rosemary Miner. Actually, the murder occurs in a 19th century Adirondack tannery. Once Upon a Time To Die For is Miner's first historical murder-mystery. It follows the tribulations of amateur sleuth Gracie Wickham, the daughter of a local doctor. Todd Moe asked Rosemary Miner why the book is set in the 1870's. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2006 — The Warren County Sheriff's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say a fire that destroyed the Episcopal church in Pottersville was arson. The church burned last Tuesday, triggering a full-scale investigation. Federal agents have interviewed more than 75 people. They're offering a $5000 reward for information. The fire followed two burglaries and other acts of vandalism in mid-May. On Sunday, Episcopal Bishop Daniel Herzog held a service and a ceremony of healing in Pottersville. The church had a small congregation, with fewer than 20 members. Brian Mann spoke with John Watson, who has served as church warden at the Episcopal church for more than 30 years. Go to full article
May 03, 2006 — Canoeists and kayakers of all skill levels will gather in the Town of Johnsburg this weekend for the 49th Annual Upper Hudson River Whitewater Derby. The event included the Chuck Severance Memorial Race last Saturday. Pete Burns, owner of Wevertown's Beaver Brook Outfitters, is chairman of this year's derby. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Mar 27, 2006 — According to the Glens Falls Post Star, a violent felon with a history of assault against women is living at the Madden Hotel on the city's South St. after getting out of prison in New Hampshire last week. The paper reports Lawrence Woodard was housed at The Madden after applying for social services assistance Thursday. The 52 year-old man is originally from Queensbury. He was released last week from state prison in New Hampshire after serving a maximum term - 26 years - for stabbing a woman 19 times. Gregory Warner reports that Woodard's history led New Hampshire officials to contact local authorities. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2005 — At least 21 elderly tourists died yesterday in on Lake George when their sightseeing boat capsized in a bay near Diamond Point. Many of the 49 passengers aboard were with a tour group from Michigan. The 40-foot boat, the Ethan Allen, overturned so quickly that few of the victims had a chance to pull on life jackets. As Brian Mann reports, local people did their best to rescue survivors. Go to full article