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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.

Civil War era explosives wash up near Albany, detonated in quarry

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Civil War-era military explosives that washed up on the bank of the Hudson River near Albany have been detonated in an upstate quarry.  Go to full article
Trevor Sisto, age 20, of Fort Covington NY. Photo:  Lake Placid Village Police Department

Sisto pleads not guilty in fatal crash

The Fort Covington man involved in a high speed crash last month that killed two people in Ray Brook pleaded not guilty on Monday to felony charges stemming from the incident.

That's according to a report in this morning's Plattsburgh Press Republican.

20-year-old Trevor Sisto was allegedly fleeing police on the highway between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake on July 24.  Go to full article

J.P. Morgan's historic Long Lake camp up for sale

LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) The Adirondack Great Camp built by Gilded Age financier J.P. Morgan is on the market for more than $3 million.  Go to full article
DEC planner Chris Alberga points to a map of the Essex Chain Lakes.  The Conservation Department says it will revise its proposed plan and release a new draft this fall for public comment.  Photo:  Brian Mann

Snowmobile muddle forces rewrite of Essex Chain Lakes plan

State officials are going back to the drawing board as they develop a plan for public use of the Essex Chain Lakes near Newcomb.

The 11,000-acre complex of lakes,...  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

And what a weekend it's forecast to be; we...  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saratoga_National_Historical_Park#mediaviewer/File:SaratogaHistoricParkSign.JPG">Upstate NYer</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Saratoga Battlefield gets $750K grant for upgrades

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga National Historical Park has received a $750,000 grant to upgrade and re-design outdoor exhibits that have been in place since the 1960s and...  Go to full article
Yellow perch. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_perch#mediaviewer/File:YellowPerch.jpg">Eugene Zelenko</a>, released to public domain

Yellow perch, Adirondack natives after all

For decades, Adirondack resource managers have blamed the yellow perch for the decline of heritage trout strains, believing that perch were introduced to Adirondack waters in...  Go to full article
The crash scene on Friday in North Hudson, a remote Essex County community in the Adirondack Mountains.  Photo:  New York State Police

No prior defects found in bus that crashed on Northway

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police say they have found no prior mechanical defects that contributed to a Canadian tour bus crash that killed a teenage girl in upstate...  Go to full article
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA.  Photo:  NASA, JPL

How wintry will this winter be? Get your first forecast

As we head into the second week of August, it may seem a little too soon to start thinking about winter and the weather it may bring.

But the National Weather...  Go to full article
Victory signs have been posted by supporters of the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake since the July court ruling that validated the resort's permits.  But the legal fight may not be over.  Photo:  Brian Mann

Activists appeal Big Tupper resort court decision

Two environmental groups and "a neighboring landowner" in Tupper Lake say they'll appeal a sweeping decision issued last month by a state court that upheld state permits for...  Go to full article

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