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The Wizards of Watertown and the Golden Eagles of Glens Falls
The Wizards of Watertown and the Golden Eagles of Glens Falls

North Country's Best Bet for Baseball

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

Books: "Echoes in These Mountains"

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

Rain soaks Champlain Valley

Rain is hammering the northeastern corner of New York State. National Weather Service records show July was the wettest on record. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Storm-battered North Country still recovering - overnight shelter opened in Ticonderoga, Hague hardest hit

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

Books: Once Upon A Time To Die For

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
Christ Church, Pottersville, after the fire. Courtesy Diocese of Albany
Christ Church, Pottersville, after the fire. Courtesy Diocese of Albany

Arson Burns Historic Adirondack Church

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

Preview: Upper Hudson Whitewater Derby

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

Police Concerned as Felon Comes Home

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

Lake George Boat Tragedy Report Due Soon

The Warren County sheriff says his agency soon will release its final report on the Lake George boat tragedy. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
The <i>Ethan Allen</i>.
The Ethan Allen.

Lake George Tourboat Accident Claims 21 Elderly Tourists

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

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