North Country News

New York News
8:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Democrat Endorsed In 21st Congressional Race

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

The Democratic chairs from the 12 counties of the 21st Congressional District have endorsed a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Bill Owens.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Classifications For New Adirondack Lands Approved By Governor

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved the land classifications recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency for 42,000 acres of land acquired by the state in 2012.

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New York News
10:45 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Plattsburgh City Police Investigate Murder Suicide

Crime scene at 79 Maryland Road, Plattsburgh
Credit Thom Hallock/Mountain Lake PBS

Police in Plattsburgh are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

21st Congressional District GOP Leaders Choose House Candidate

21st District Republican Candidate Elise Stefanik
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Republican Committee officials from across New York’s 21st Congressional District meeting in Elizabethtown today chose their candidate for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Bill Owens.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Winter Carnival Brings A Surge Of Tourists To Adirondack Village

Credit Mark Kurtz / Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival concludes this weekend with a parade through the village and fireworks above an ice palace. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the importance of annual event to the village and surrounding Adirondack communities.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Regional Newspaper Sends Reporters To Sochi

Chris Knight
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The newspaper in the center of the Adirondacks covering Saranac Lake and Lake Placid is sending two of its reporters to the Sochi Olympics.  Chris Knight talks about his trip to Russia to cover the local athletes competing in the winter games.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Lake Placid Looks At Changes In The Olympic Games

Thirty-four years ago, the Winter Olympics were held in our region in a small village, with much less spectacle than the modern games. As the Sochi games approach, some of the people involved with the Lake Placid Olympics are looking back at the 1980 Games — and noticing just how much the Games have changed.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Maple Expert Discusses New Book

The Sugarmaker's Companion: Michael Farrell Part One

The Sugarmaker's Companion: Michael Farrell Part Two

Cornell University operates a maple research forest in Lake Placid. The manager of that sugarbush, Michael Farrell, has written a new book: The Sugarmaker’s Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch and Walnut Trees looking at the management and economics of sugaring.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Community Members Question Executive Budget Details

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dispatched members of his cabinet to communities across the state to review his executive budget. During the presentation Thursday in Plattsburgh, local officials and business owners peppered the state representative with questions.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Prop 5 Opponents Challenge DEC To Prove Enforcement Of State Laws

Aerial of NYCO's Lewis Mine
Credit Protect the Adirondacks

In November, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows a mining company in the Adirondacks to expand its wollastonite mine onto 200 acres of forest preserve land in exchange for 1,500 acres of forest land. Groups that oppose the idea are asking the Department of Environmental Conservation to confirm that the agency will enforce all other relevant laws.

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