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Derek, 28, and Jake, 23, Conway in their freestall barn.
Derek, 28, and Jake, 23, Conway in their freestall barn.

Farmers Under 40: business sense and passion for young dairy farmers

Today, we continue our week-long series Farmers Under 40 with a look at the young people getting into what many consider a shriveling industry.

Dairy remains one of the biggest overall drivers of the North Country economy. Yet half the dairy farms there were twenty years ago are gone. The average age of a dairy farmer is almost 60 years old. Some years it costs more to milk a cow than you can sell the milk for.

till, young farmers are going into dairy. And as David Sommerstein reports, they're bringing a sharp business acumen and a passion to the barn.  Go to full article

"Arlington North" honors fallen soldiers

A four-day tribute to U.S. and Canadian soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan will begin Friday morning in Lewis county. "Arlington North" will include nearly 4000 crosses for each member of the military killed in action since 2001. The crosses will be on display on the south slope of Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, on the Tug Hill Plateau. Derek Davey, of Lowville, is organizing the weekend tribute. His son was killed in Iraq in 2005. Davey told Todd Moe that the event is intended to illustrate the human cost of war and offer a place to reflect and grieve.  Go to full article

After Tough Olympics, Lake Placid Sled Teams Rebuild

Two months after a disappointing run at the Winter Olympics in Torino, the U-S Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has named a new acting director. Terry Kent is a former Olympian who has been sports director with the Lake Placid-based Federation for two years. Kent takes over following a series of scandals involving former skeleton coach Tim Nardiello. The team's top men's slider, Zach Lund, was also disqualified for using a banned hair-growth supplement. Leading women's slider, Noelle Pikus-Pace, was sidelines by injuries. The Federation accounted for a third of America's gold medals in 2002, but only claimed one silver medal in Torino. The controversy exposed deep rifts with US Olympic Committee officials in Park City. Kent told Brian Mann that he plans to rebuild and hopes to keep the organization in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

A North Country Ice Master in Italy

The Olympic figure skating competition in Torino, Italy, featured a sheet of gleaming ice created by an expert from Lake Placid's Olympic Regional Development Authority. Denny Allen is one of 15 technical experts, judges and coaches from the north country who've taken part in this year's Winter Games.  Go to full article
Americans Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming their silver medal win at Turin. (N. Battaglia)
Americans Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming their silver medal win at Turin. (N. Battaglia)

Women's Bobsled Team Grabs Silver

Following two month's of scandal and turmoil, U.S. sled teams based in Lake Placid claimed their first Olympic medal on Tuesday. A women's two-person bobsled claimed a silver medal at Turin. Gregory Warner spoke with Nancie Battaglia, who was trackside for the race.  Go to full article

Bill McKibben: Adk Biathlon Skiers in Olympic Ski Pursuit

Saturday in Turin, two ski racers from the Adirondacks will represent the U.S. in the biathlon. Tim Burke from Paul Smiths and Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid out-skied more mature American teammates to qualify for the exclusive 12.5 kilometer pursuit. Bill McKibben divides his time between the Adirondacks and Vermont. He spent a year training with America's best ski racers and wrote a book about the experience called Long Distance. Bill told Brian Mann that Burke and Bailey represent the future of America's biathlon program.  Go to full article
Samantha Retrosi being transported to hospital Monday (Source: N Battaglia)
Samantha Retrosi being transported to hospital Monday (Source: N Battaglia)

Saranac Lake Slider Recovering from Crash in Turin

Earlier this week, Saranac Lake luge slider Samantha Retrosi crashed during a race at the Olympics. Brian Mann spoke yesterday with Samantha's mother Alicia, who says her daughter is still being monitored by doctors in Italy after suffering a mild concussiona and memory loss.  Go to full article
Erin Hamlin from Remsen with trainer Dan Smith from Jay and USA Luge manager Fred Zimny from Lake Placid
Erin Hamlin from Remsen with trainer Dan Smith from Jay and USA Luge manager Fred Zimny from Lake Placid

Adirondack Olympians Finish Strong on Tuesday

In Olympic action yesterday, biathlon racer Tim Burke from Paul Smiths finished the 10k sprint in 37th place. Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid ended the day in 48th position. The pair were the only Americans who ranked high enough to qualify for the men's pursuit race scheduled for Saturday. On the sled track, American luge racer Courtney Zablocki missed a bronze medal by less than a 10th of a second. Another slider, Erin Hamlin from Remsen, improved her time and finished the two-day competition in 12th place. Between heats, Brian Mann spoke with Erin's dad Ron, who was watching from trackside.  Go to full article
Erin Hamlin
Erin Hamlin

Heard up North: Cheering Local Luger

Sunday was Erin Hamlin day in her hometown of Remsen. A letter to her mother was read at church. Erin Hamlin came in 17th in yesterday's luge runs. The final two runs come today. Back in Remsen, they're just sorry they didn't get to see her live on TV yesterday.  Go to full article

Sled Federation Fires Coach

The Lake Placid based U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has fired head coach Tim Nardiello. Nardiello was dismissed Friday after he traveled to Switzerland last week, hoping to coach skeleton sled racers as they prepare for this week's opening of the Winter Olympics. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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