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When we’re not busy hitting you with hard-hitting news stories and engagingly introspective blog posts, there’s a good chance we’re giggling about something slightly moronic but enticingly funny in the digital suite (key word:...
Driving to work early one morning this week, I was thinking about our fundraiser and what magical thing I could say to finally convince every non-contributing listener to kick in some money. Well, instead of coming up with the abracadabra of...
As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has become a hotspot in the North Country for young farmers trying to forge a new path for agriculture. The Adirondack Explorer traces the roots and future possibilities of that...
This week is Agricultural Literacy week in New York State, organized by Cornell's Agriculture in the Classroom program. Every year, Cornell extension agents and other volunteers head in to the classroom to read an Ag-related children's book. This...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...

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Andy Flynn uses the objects people make, use, and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.
Chester Gillette, convicted of Grace Brown's murder.
Chester Gillette, convicted of Grace Brown's murder.

On Big Moose Lake, Adirondack Murder & American Myth

One of the most controversial events in Adirondack history is back in the news this week. In July of 1906, a handsome young man named Chester Gillette was accused of drowning his pregnant girlfriend, Grace Brown, in a secluded cove at Big Moose Lake. Gillette was the nephew of a mill-owner in Cortland, New York. Brown was one of the company's workers. Gillette's trial and execution made headlines around the world. The story is the basis for Theodore Dreiser's classic novel An American Tragedy.

In the hundred years since, the murder inspired other novels, plays, and two Hollywood movies -- including the classic film A Place In the Sun. Tomorrow, a new opera based on the murder and Theodore Dreiser's novel will premier at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Brian Mann spoke with Charles Adams, who's been a summer resident of Big Moose Lake since the 1930s. Adams drives a tour boat on the lake and is part of the Grace Brown Committee that is commemorating the anniversary of her murder.  Go to full article
Grace Brown

Grace Brown's Last Love Letter

At Chester Gillette's trial in Herkimer, the prosecution read from Grace Brown's love letters. The last of those letters was written a week before her murder. The letter is read by Jennifer Donnelly, who grew up in Lewis County. She's the author of a novel about the murder called A Northern Light, the 2006 selection of North Country Reads--a one-book, one community program--and is tonight's guest on Readers & Writers at 7 pm.  Go to full article

Critics Crowd Open Space Hearing

Critics of the state's efforts to protect more land in the Adirondacks turned out last night for a public hearing in Ray Brook. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Wal-Mart Debate Turns Bitter In Saranac Lake

Over the last two years, Wal-Mart has made a major push into northern New York. New stores are slated for Lowville and Malone. Another store planned for Potsdam sparked a...  Go to full article

New Book celebrates New York's Natural Beauty

Saranac Lake writer Chuck Brumley and renowned Adirondack photographer Carl Heilman have collaborated on a new book that explores New York State's unique natural beauty from...  Go to full article

A Thanksgiving X-Country Ski

Ski areas around the region opened over the Thanksgiving weekend. Whiteface and Gore Mountains offered a first taste of downhill skiing and snow boarding. Brian Mann...  Go to full article

Commentary: Snapshots

Commentator Paul Willcott divides his time between New York City and Saranac Lake. He thinks sometimes about what it would be like to live full-time in the Adirondacks. Not...  Go to full article

Thanksgiving Feast in the Berkshires: Chores for Everyone

Todd Moe chats with chef Ruth Calderone, a culinary expert at Paul Smith's College. She's helping with the Thanksgiving meal at her sister's home in Massachusetts, where...  Go to full article
Elisabeth Ward's book is available for $12: Shaggy Dog Press, PO Box 318, Westport, NY 12993.

New Book Celebrates Pets and Poetry

Elisabeth Ward is a Westport writer who's put together a collection of poems called Naked Weimaraner: The Dogs, The Cats, The Rest. It contains more than 25 poems...  Go to full article

Swedish in Long Lake? You Betcha!

Arvilla Vikstrom has been teaching Swedish language classes at Long Lake Central School this summer and fall. She has a handful of core students in the Adirondacks. She...  Go to full article

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