Corrie Miller, right, director of the AuSable River Association, speaks during a state Adirondack Park Agency discussion on climate change. Stephanie Ratcliffe, left, director of The Wild Center, and Paul Smith's College professor Curt Stager also made presentations to the agency's commissioners.
Saranac Lake, NY, Nov 23, 2012 — The climate of the Adirondacks is getting warmer and wetter, and the Park and its communities will likely experience more extreme weather events in the years to come. That's what Paul Smith's College professor and paleoclimatologist Curt Stager told state Adirondack Park Agency commissioners last week during a panel discussion on climate change. The session was hosted by the agency's Public Awareness and Communications Committee. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 23, 2012 — Eritrea is a small country in the African Horn. It's been at war on and off with neighboring Ethiopia for decades. And since 2001, the government has been sending thousands of its citizens to prison for being a part of any faith group that isn't on the government's approved list of churches.
Jemila Saleh is sure she would have been sent to prison for her beliefs, if it hadn't been for a series of what she calls miracles. Just after her pastor was imprisoned, Jemila connected with a church here in the North Country, and they offered to support her escape. So in the middle of the night Jemila packed up all she could, and got on airplane with her three daughters. Members of the church picked them up at the Syracuse airport with a backseat full of blankets and winter coats, and brought them to their new apartment in Potsdam, which the church members had rented and furnished.
Four and a half years later, Jemila has a degree in finance from SUNY Canton, her daughters are in school, and Jemila is practicing her faith freely here. But the way she's kept a grip on her life, and her story, is through cooking. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 23, 2012 — A busy jazz guitarist with North Country roots is releasing a new CD this week, and will be celebrating with a house concert near Potsdam tomorrow night. Joel Hurd tells us... Go to full article
Troy, NY, Nov 23, 2012 — We're heading into some of the darkest days of the calendar year. It's an especially challenging time for people who have trouble adjusting to the increasing dark. ... Go to full article