North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Governor Promotes Adirondack Tourism Initiatives

Adirondack Winter Challenge
Credit NY Governor's Office

It was something of an unusual sight this weekend: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo riding a snowmobile. During the Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid, he announced several initiatives to enhance the North Country economy.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Some Locals Fly Out When Tourists Arrive


It’s the peak of the summer vacation season, meaning thousands have flocked to the Berkshires. But where do year-round residents go to relax?

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New York News
11:58 am
Fri May 23, 2014

President Obama Touts Tourism In Cooperstown

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

President Obama paid a visit to Cooperstown Thursday. In a speech at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the nation’s most prominent White Sox fan focused on the importance of the travel and tourism economy. 

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New York News
6:45 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Governor Promotes Winter Tourism With Adirondack Challenge

Adirondack Winter Challenge
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Lake Placid was filled with state legislators, regional and local officials and their families Sunday. They had accepted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's challenge to try winter sports activities available in the North Country in order to showcase upstate recreational tourism opportunities.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled

Credit Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages

Adirondack tourism interests have launched two new digital platforms to entice people to visit the region.

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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
6:20 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases

Last week, the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees voted 10-1 to raise admission fees at Belmont and Saratoga. General admission would raise from $3 to $5, and a seat in the clubhouse go from $5 to $8.

NYRA Board member Rick Violette said he thought it was possible the increase could keep some racing fans away, but it’s necessary.

“It’s never the right time to raise prices, it’s never a time to ask for more money – but we are running a business, and sometimes you have to bite the bullet and raise prices.”

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New England News
12:34 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Holiday Lights Shine In City Park

Credit Spirit of Springfield

A switch will be thrown at 5 this evening to illuminate the largest holiday light display in the Northeast.  Bright Nights in Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts is beginning its 19th year.  It is just one of several events and activities that will be produced during the next month by Spirit of Springfield.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the non-profit organization’s president Judy Matt

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New York News
4:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

National, state, and local officials gathered in the Saratoga County town of Northumberland today to mark the completed restoration of an historic bridge that connects a system of recreational trails.

The crowd gathered on the newly refurbished Dix Bridge spanning the Hudson River between Greenwich and Northumberland, connecting Washington and Saratoga Counties. The original structure was constructed in 1895, and since 2009 local organizations and municipalities have worked to transform the aging span into an accessible walkway open to pedestrians, cyclists and snowmobilers.

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New England News
1:23 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

A Weekend of Events in the Berkshires

The Veterans War Memorial Tower at the summit of Mount Greylock. Tours at the state reservation are among many events in What's Out There Weekend Berkshires.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Events across the Berkshires this weekend are garnering some national attention.

Charles Birnbaum is the president and founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Created in 1998, the organization aims to teach people how to identify and appreciate landscape and landscape architecture.

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