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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,...
The annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival opens January 31 this year. For more than a century, that has meant the construction of an Ice Palace, built out of blocks cut from the ice of Lake Flower. The job is now in progress. Last year, Saranac Lake...


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Opinion: Tupper Resort Should be Built Without Public Subsidies

A huge vacation home development in Tupper Lake could reshape the town's economy. According to consultants working on the project, the 700-unit resort would be the biggest new project in the Adirondacks since the 1980 Winter Olympics. Support for the development is strong in Tupper Lake. But many locals still have questions about how the project will be financed. Peter Crowley is managing editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, a regional newspaper based in Saranac Lake. Crowley and the paper's editorial board say questions about public funding and tax subsidies should be answered before the project goes forward.  Go to full article

Mudslides Cause Water Problems in Westport

A "boil water" order remains in effect in the Town of Westport, along Lake Champlain, after authorities declared a state of emergency this week. Mudslides near a ravine off Stevenson Road pulled apart some main water pipes, interrupting service to most of the town. Westport town supervisor Dan Connell told Todd Moe there have been three mudslides in the past week.  Go to full article

Big Resort Development Planned For North Creek

A developer plans to build more than 170 new condos in North Creek. The 300-acre project will also include a hotel, a spa, and a nine-hole golf course. As Brian Mann reports, this is the latest in a wave of new vacation home developments in the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article
Raising the final beam (Source: NHMA)

Tupper Natural History Museum Hits Milestone

On Friday, workers in Tupper Lake raised the final roof beam of the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. There's still plenty of work ahead, before the 35,000...  Go to full article
A border patrol checkpoint on Route 37 in Waddington.

Questions Over Border Stops Inside the Border

The U.S. Border Patrol has dramatically increased the use of road checkpoints inside the U.S.- Canada border. One on the Adirondack Northway grabbed headlines last year...  Go to full article
Storyteller Karen Glass. Burdett Parks photo

Esther, a Girl With a Dream, a story by Karen Glass

Keene Valley storyteller Karen Glass weaves stories about women around music by Dan Duggan in her collection, Phoebe's Garden and Other Stories of Strong Women, newly...  Go to full article
Sen. Clinton addresses Paul Smiths grads (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)

At Paul Smiths Ceremony, Clinton Calls For Education Funding

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton gave the commencement address yesterday at Paul Smiths College, in the Adirondacks. Clinton called for more funding for higher education. As...  Go to full article
Nathalie Leduc, Nancy Reich & Sen. Clinton (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)

New Women?s Crisis Shelter Opens In Southern Franklin County

Women and children in southern Franklin county have a new refuge if they're suffering from domestic violence. An organization called Comlinks unveiled a safe house on Sunday...  Go to full article
Samantha on the Raquette<br />(Source: Bob Martin)

Audio Diary: Dad & Daughter On the Raquette River

This is the time of year when paddlers are getting out on the north country's lakes and rivers. The ice is gone and in most places the black flies and mosquitoes haven't yet...  Go to full article

Deer Disease Spreads to Wild

State officials said yesterday a wild deer in Oneida County has preliminarily tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first time the fatal sickness has turned...  Go to full article

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