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This weekend in the Adirondacks

(Nov 27, 2015) Expect some rain beginning today in the Adirondacks, which will turn to ice pellets or snow and leave a dusting to an inch or so by Saturday morning, mostly above about 1,500 feet. [full story]

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New anonymous investors sign on to Lake Flower hotel project

(Nov 27, 2015) A new group of investors has taken over a stalled hotel project in Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Resort, LLC wants to replace three shoreline motels on Lake Flower with a 93-room, $17-million destination hotel, complete with a spa, conference center, and two restaurants. The project is being met with a combination of support and concern. [full story]

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Farmworker education is key to new EPA pesticide standards

(Nov 27, 2015) Next month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin training state regulators on the first updates in 23 years to standards designed to help protect workers from exposure to pesticides. Regulators and advocates say the changes are overdue, but not all farmers agree. One area of dispute centers on required education for the workers. [full story]

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New music: the Waydown Wailers' "Empty Promises"

(Nov 27, 2015) A popular North Country band known for its hand-clapping, foot-stomping melodies unveils new music at the Edwards Opera House on Saturday night. The Waydown Wailers' new album, "Empty Promises," is their second CD in the last four years.The quartet includes brothers David and Christian Parker, guitar and vocals; Michael Scriminger, on drums; and Connor Pelkey on bass. Four guys who had already made names for themselves on the local music scene are now creating music - blues, rock, country, Americana - together.Todd Moe caught up with band members David Parker and Mike Scriminger to talk about their newest music [full story]

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JCEO officials hopeful about proposed greenhouse project

(Nov 26, 2015) A food pantry supplier in Malone hopes a proposed tomato greenhouse will finally become a reality.The Joint Council for Economic Opportunity, or JCEO, is trying to harvest more of its own produce for people in need. The group already has two greenhouses and distributes to more than 50 North Country food pantries. The third greenhouse would be powered by methane captured from a landfill and converted into heat. [full story]

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Hunting for wild turkey, savoring a North woods morning

(Nov 26, 2015) Most of today's Thanksgiving feasts won't feature wild turkey... but some undoubtedly will.The big birds are a favorite in some kitchens, savory and dark. Try wild turkey braised in red wine - a sort of "wild turkey au vin."And for sportsmen, turkey hunting is a favorite. It can be one of the most challenging and satisfying outings of the year. Brian Mann headed out early one morning in May 2010 with two veteran sportsmen from Moriah, in the Champlain Valley. It was a morning to savor, and he sent this audio postcard. [full story]

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New EPA pesticide regulations aim to cut farmworker exposure

(Nov 26, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates there are between 10,000 and 20,000 incidents of pesticide poisoning for people who work on farms, nurseries, and commercial forestland. Advocacy groups say there may be thousands more. Newly updated rules aim to keep down the number of farmworkers exposed. But enforcing those rules may be another matter. [full story]

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T is for turkey. . . and tryptophan

(Nov 26, 2015) Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about tryptophan, and why you may need a new excuse for falling asleep after a turkey dinner. [full story]

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Craneberries, cranberries and changing Thanksgiving customs

(Nov 25, 2015) The English colonists in 1621 were not the first to hold a feast to celebrate a successful harvest. Thanksgiving and autumn celebrations have been held around the world for thousands of years, although the date, customs, and food have varied according to geography and cultures.Traditional Arts in Upstate New York founding director Varick Chittenden shares some of his research into American Thanksgiving customs and menu items, from cranberries to turkey, and how they’ve changed over the generations. [full story]

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Huge Adirondack search continues for 82-year-old hunter

(Nov 24, 2015) This is is day ten of the search for Thomas Messick, an 82-year-old hunter from Troy who went missing in the Lake George Wild Forest. More than 150 people swept through dense forests and wetlands yesterday. So far there have been no signs of the missing man and no clues about what happened. [full story]

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