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Some of the items on display in the bicentennial exhibit at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History.  Photo: Andy Flynn
Some of the items on display in the bicentennial exhibit at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Warrensburg celebrates its bicentennial

Andy Flynn travels to Warrensburg for the next "Adirondack Attic" segment. The southern Adirondack town is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Andy examines some historic artifacts at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History and has the story behind the spelling of the town's name.  Go to full article
Maynard Baker's lawsuit sought access to remote ponds and lakes by planes like this one, of Helms flying service. Photo: by permission from Tom Helms
Maynard Baker's lawsuit sought access to remote ponds and lakes by planes like this one, of Helms flying service. Photo: by permission from Tom Helms

Former Warrensburg supervisor drops motorized access suit

Former Warrensburg supervisor Maynard Baker has dropped his federal lawsuit seeking floatplane access to more than three dozen remote ponds and lakes in the Adirondacks.

The suit sought to reopen nearly 40 Adirondack lakes and ponds, arguing that a state ban violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. It followed a floatplane ban on Low's Lake near Tupper Lake.

Baker says he brought the suit on behalf of people with disabilities, but he can't afford to go head to head with New York State over the issue any more.  Go to full article

Small ski areas thrive in sluggish season

As ski center managers in the Adirondacks close the books on another winter season, some are reporting an increase in skier visits and revenue. Others say they've had about the same or fewer numbers of visitors compared to last year. Chris Knight looks back on the winter of 2009-2010, including one of the biggest success stories of the winter - the reopening of two smaller, community-centered ski areas.  Go to full article
Students Maribel Torres and Marta Cuellar lived with host families in Saratoga Springs and Lake Luzerne while attending Adirondack Community College. Marta is a student at Skidmore College.
Students Maribel Torres and Marta Cuellar lived with host families in Saratoga Springs and Lake Luzerne while attending Adirondack Community College. Marta is a student at Skidmore College.

North Country activists work toward a better world for Central Americans

Today, we continue our occasional series of reports and interviews that focus on North Country activists who are making a difference around the world. Todd Moe profiles a group in the southern Adirondacks working to improve life in Central America by preparing the next generation of leadership. Nueva Esperanza del Norte, or "New Hope from the North," was founded two years ago and is based in Warrensburg. It works to replace a legacy of despair among young Central Americans with the possibilities generated by an educational experience in the U.S. Todd talks with founder Kevin O'Brien and two students from El Salvador, Marta Cuerta and Samuel Reyes. Kevin O'Brien will talk about the creation of "Nueva Esperanza del Norte" this Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton at 10:30 am.  Go to full article

Warrensburg bookstore sparks conversations

A bookstore and coffee house in the southern Adirondacks is creating community conversations. Nancy Lee Dunn teaches high school in Lake George and also runs Maren Dunn Bookstore and Coffee House in Warrensburg. The store offers books, coffee and locally made products from jewelry to furniture. And it hosts a monthly book club. Todd Moe spoke with Nancy Dunn about the store and tonight's book club, which will discuss Cormac McCarthy's The Road.  Go to full article

A Main Street View of an Interstate Detour

Martha Foley talks with Phil McLaughlin, owner of The Coffee Room in Warrensburg, about how traffic is moving in the village. Warrensburg is one end of the Adirondack Northway detour caused by a mudslide earlier this week.  Go to full article
Damage on I-87.  Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.
Damage on I-87. Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.

Workers Scramble to Repair Northway

Interstate 87 remains closed in both directions between exits 23 and 25 in Warren County. Boulders and debris came tumbling down a hill and swept across all four lanes of the Adirondack Northway in the town of Bolton Monday night. Governor Pataki visited the scene yesterday afternoon. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Recorders Assemble for Performance in Glens Falls

Musicians from across the region will gather at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls for the "Festival of Recorder Music" this Saturday. They'll be brought together for a day long workshop and evening concert (7 pm) by Elaine and Richie Henzler of Warrensburg, who own Courtly Music and offer recorder lessons. This is the 2nd annual recorder bash, and Richie Henzler says it stems from Thanksgiving trips to Nebraska.  Go to full article

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