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Monique Cornett has been on assignment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, over the last week.  Photo:  Brian Mann
Monique Cornett has been on assignment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, over the last week. Photo: Brian Mann

NCPR intern finds memory and grief just outside Lac-Megantic disaster zone

Our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann has been reporting in Lac-Mégantic Quebec over the last week on the one-year anniversary of that town's terrible train derailment that left 47 people dead.

Joining him on this trip has been Monique Cornett, one of NCPR's interns, part of our effort to bring new, young journalists into public broadcasting.

Cornett, from Potsdam, is a 21-year-old student at Oswego and is spending the summer working with NCPR.

While on assignment with Brian, she found a new shop on the town's main street that's helping the community remember and celebrate what was lost in last July's disaster.  Go to full article

Book Review: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan

You don't have to be a westerner to appreciate Edward Curtis's photos from a hundred years ago. His sepia prints show native people on horseback or in dugout canoes. His portraits are of solemn faces looking at the camera, bodies decorated with traditional clothing and ornaments. The Curtis photos are a treasured resource to America's past. Betsy Kepes has this review of Timothy Egan's new biography, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis."  Go to full article
"Carried," by Kris Rozelle
"Carried," by Kris Rozelle

Pictures: In Potsdam, an exhibit of mixed-media art

There's new art on display at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council's Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam. The show merges the collage-like work by two area artists: Cheryl Mirer and Kris Rozelle. The exhibit officially opens tomorrow night (details) and runs until April 23.  Go to full article
The remains of two Riverside Heights buildings under the waves of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Photo: Louis Helbig
The remains of two Riverside Heights buildings under the waves of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Photo: Louis Helbig

Photos: Ottawa artist explores the Seaway's "sunken" communities

Since 2009, Ontario aerial photographer Louis Helbig has been collecting stories and memories of life along the St. Lawrence River before and after Inundation Day (July 1, 1958), when Canadian and American villages along the St. Lawrence were flooded and thousands of people relocated, so the St. Lawrence Seaway could come into being. Helbig's "Sunken Villages" project includes images and stories about the communities that have been hidden under the St. Lawrence Seaway for over 50 years.

For the last few years, Helbig has arranged exhibitions of his birds-eye view of the underwater remnants of houses and streets on the Canadian side of the Seaway. Now, he's looking for stories and family histories from the American side. On Thursday night at 6:30, he'll make an audio and visual presentation at the Massena Public Library.  Go to full article
The Olympic flame burns bright in Sochi, Russia.  Photo: © Nancie Battaglia
The Olympic flame burns bright in Sochi, Russia. Photo: © Nancie Battaglia

Tuesday morning's must-see photos from Sochi

Veteran sports photographer Nancie Battaglia has found a brilliant subject yet again in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The sport, the landscape, the Disney-like Olympic village created at the behest of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin -- Battaglia is capturing it in her lens.  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence County Courthouse's grand staircase. Photo: Mark Kurtz
The St. Lawrence County Courthouse's grand staircase. Photo: Mark Kurtz

In pictures, the history of the St. Lawrence County Courthouse

The county courthouse is the hub of a county's government, but most of us only visit for the county clerk, DMV, or (if we're unlucky) a trip to court or the county jail.

Most of the county courthouses in New York were built in the 1800s, with updates and even rebuilds since then. Some courthouse buildings are mundane, others - like St. Lawrence County's, in Canton - are magnificent.  Go to full article
Nancie Battaglia stands in front of one of her most famous images, printed in publications across the world, showing a gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats in Inlet. Photo: Brian Mann
Nancie Battaglia stands in front of one of her most famous images, printed in publications across the world, showing a gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats in Inlet. Photo: Brian Mann

Battaglia's photographs frame Lake Placid, Adirondacks

For thirty-five years, Lake Placid photographer Nancie Battaglia has been one of the most prolific freelance photojournalists in America.

Her images in Sports Illustrated, National Geographic and the New York Times shape the way Americans see the Adirondacks and the Olympic village.

Battaglia has a new show this month at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts that includes photographs from history-making Olympic games and quieter images of life in the North Country.  Go to full article
An aerial view of the intersection of King Hwy No. 2 and Aultsville Road, downtown Aultsville, Ontario. The outline of businesses and homes can clearly be seen along both sides of both roads.  Photo: Louis Helbig
An aerial view of the intersection of King Hwy No. 2 and Aultsville Road, downtown Aultsville, Ontario. The outline of businesses and homes can clearly be seen along both sides of both roads. Photo: Louis Helbig

Aerial photos reveal Ontario communities flooded 50 years

It's been more than 50 years since Inundation Day -- July 1, 1958, when ten Ontario communities along the St. Lawrence were purposefully flooded and 6,500 people relocated so the St. Lawrence Seaway could come into being. This spring, an Ottawa photographer will be collecting stories about the so-called "sunken villages" - that handful of Canadian villages have been hidden under the St. Lawrence Seaway for over 50 years.

Todd Moe talks with Ottawa aerial photographer Louis Helbig about his "Sunken Villages" project of photos of the lost communities between Cornwall and Prescott, Ontario. For the last few years, Helbig has arranged exhibitions of his birds-eye-view of the underwater remnants of houses and streets. Now, he's looking for stories and family histories to accompany the photos.  Go to full article
Screenshots of Kodak iPhone app
Screenshots of Kodak iPhone app

Kodak uses new digital app to support legacy tech: film

Kodak has launched a free digital application to help photography enthusiasts in the U.S and Europe work more easily with film.

Kodak officials say they hope the app will attract a new generation of users to their legacy technology.  Go to full article
View of Lake Placid from the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain.  For more information about <i>A Place to Dream</i>, call 518-523-1312.  (photo: Giggy)
View of Lake Placid from the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain. For more information about A Place to Dream, call 518-523-1312. (photo: Giggy)

Preview: "A Place to Dream" in Lake Placid

NCPR is media sponsor for Adirondacks: A Place to Dream, a three-day event in Lake Placid this weekend. Arts and cultural organizations from throughout the region will gather to explore the power of place that, for more than 150 years, has drawn some of the world's greatest artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and writers to the mountains. The multi-media weekend will include some of the most important voices in the Adirondack arts and culture community.

Todd Moe talks with Gary Smith, one of the co-organizers of the event, who says the free series of lectures and conversations will cover music, art, storytelling, writing, films and photography.  Go to full article

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