North Country News

USFWS/Roger Tabor

Researchers at an Adirondack college are questioning whether yellow perch are really a non-native "alien species" competing with the native brook trout in the Park’s waterbodies.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Warm days and cold nights are supposed to ease us into spring: slowly melt the snow and ice and let the crocuses burst into bloom.  The warm and cold cycle also triggers the sap run in maple trees and the start of sugaring season in the Northeast.  

It’s a sure sign of spring when the trees are tapped.  “There’s a little sap so we’ve got to get the spout in.”

And the sap flows into sugarhouses where evaporators get fired up to boil a sweet spring treat.
It’s maple season in the North Country.

McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management

This was the eighth year that students, faculty and alumni from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management traveled to an emerging economic area of the world on what they have tagged the “Hot Cities” tour.
WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with trip coordinator Associate Professor Karl Moore about the recent trip to Hong Kong, Jakarta, and Bali.

Environmental activists in New York say there are some good items in the just passed budget package. But they are displeased with how state leaders have decided to finance the state’s Environmental Protection Fund.

McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management

Every year since 2007, a group of students, alumni and faculty from McGill University in Montreal travel to an emerging economic area of the world. The latest delegation has returned from this year’s “Hot Cities” tour assessing markets in Asia.

Gary Ferris/American Red Cross

Irene and Lee were nearly four years ago, but memories of those storms remain clear for many people in our region. Last week, officials from the Adirondack towns of Jay, Keene and Black Brook met with emergency services and response personnel to review the plan of action in the event rivers should flood.

As details of the New York State budget filter out, different municipal and business sectors are reviewing it to determine its potential impact. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some North Country interests on their initial budget thoughts.

From cross-border trade to security, New York’s northernmost communities strive for close ties with our neighbors to the north. The Consul General of Canada in New York delivered the Distinguished Canadian Address last night for the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh.

NYS DEC

Two young boys remain hospitalized after they and their mother became lost on New York's highest peak and were rescued by forest rangers.

Thom Hallock/Mountain Lake PBS

Tens of thousands of chickens died in a fire Thursday at one of the largest egg producing farms in New York.

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