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Ermina Pincomb (photo by Martha Cooper, courtesy of the TAUNY archives)
Ermina Pincomb (photo by Martha Cooper, courtesy of the TAUNY archives)

Musician/educator Dave Ruch remembers Ermina Pincombe

Ermina Pincombe was a celebrated traditional musician from the Southern Adirondacks who performed the music that was passed down to her from her parents and grandparents. She passed away this week, and yesterday Joel Hurd caught up with her friend, Dave Ruch, to learn more about her.  Go to full article
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from Youtube video

Business group praises Senate GOP voting record, pans Democrats

An upstate pro-business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group's agenda than conservative leaning Republicans.

Unshackle Upstate says that could have implications for the group's interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.  Go to full article
Eye of the Needle, Lake George. Photo: Sarah Harris

Boat inspections to keep invasives out of Lake George

Lake George is no stranger to invasive species. Spiny water flea, eurasian water milfoil, zebra mussels, asian clam, and curly leaf pine have all made their way into the lake. It costs millions of dollars to keep them from taking over -- and to keep new species out. So this summer there's a new, preventative approach: mandatory boat inspections. It'll help do both.  Go to full article