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In the ground 150 years, but still alive and kicking

November 28, 2009 LAKE PLACID — John Brown’s body lies a’mouldering in the grave, but not everybody knows he’s a’mouldering in North Elba. more »»

The price of winter fun

November 14, 2009 Among all the gear you’ll need to bring if you’re planning to go downhill skiing this winter — skis, boots, poles, helmet, goggles — nothing may be more important than your wallet. more »»

New generation on the GI Bill

November 7, 2009 Several years ago, Josh Robtoy was doing patrols in Iraq, searching houses for rumored weapons and guarding the U.S. Embassy there. more »»

Mixed feelings about the House that George Built

October 31, 2009 BRONX — From 1923 until 2008, the New York Yankees played their home games in the confines of “The House that Ruth Built. more »»

Stimulus: Is it working up here?

October 24, 2009 Federal stimulus money has been trickling into the North Country over the past six months, but whether it’s helped to boost the region’s economy or has created anything more than seasonal jobs so fa... more »»

Foraging in Old Forge

October 17, 2009 On Sept. more »»

Where guideboats are born

October 10, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — A guideboat sits overturned and elevated on A-frames above a pile of sawdust. Tools, some dating back to the 19th century, are everywhere. more »»

D.I.Y. ski hill

September 26, 2009 TUPPER LAKE — The Big Tupper Ski Area was once a regional hub of wintry activity: Local children spent entire winters on the slopes skiing and snowboarding, adults mixed with friends in the bar in... more »»

How do ya like them apples?

September 19, 2009 PERU — Driving down the straight, narrow country roads in the town of Peru, the farmland seems to stretch on forever. more »»

Different roads on DWI

September 12, 2009 ELIZABETHTOWN — Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common crimes in the North Country, and its prosecution has been a central issue in the campaign for Essex County district attorney. more »»

Sprague has two police endorsements

September 12, 2009 Kristy Sprague has been endorsed by the Lake Placid and state police Troop B Police Benevolent Associations in her run for Essex County district attorne. more »»

Garcia has raised, spent more money

September 12, 2009 Over the course of the race for Essex County district attorney, incumbent Julie Garcia has raised much more money than challenger Kristy Sprague. more »»

Color is coming

September 5, 2009 After a summer that took a long time to feel like summer, with too much rain and cold for most people’s tastes, Adirondackers are turning their thoughts toward fall. more »»

Vision for an expanded Pisgah

August 29, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — Natalie Leduc, a longtime supporter of Mount Pisgah Ski Center, says there’s one thing that separates Matt Cook from the previous managers of the village-owned ski are. more »»

Summer is no vacation for vendors

August 29, 2009 In the Adirondacks, where the snow starts falling in October, residents endure long, blistering-cold winters and an extended mud season called spring. more »»

Historic laboratory is now open as museum

August 29, 2009 The white, glazed walls were designed to be easy to clean. Vents headed upward, directing the tuberculosis bacillus and the chemicals used in experiments out of the building. more »»

Harrowing escape, but he lived to tell the tale

August 8, 2009 f you happen to be awake at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, think of F. Peter Simmons. more »»

A touch of human history on Hitchens Pond

August 1, 2009 Standing in the woods about a mile west of Low’s Bluffs near Hitchens Pond, Adirondack Museum Curator Hallie Bond reached down and picked up a piece of marble. more »»

Living history

July 11, 2009 The 110-mile-long freshwater lake that separates New York’s Adirondack coast from the Green Mountains of Vermont is the subject of a new book, published by Adirondack Life magazine, which is based i... more »»


July 10, 2009 They don’t claim to rival Niagara Falls, but the Adirondacks have many cascading waterfall. more »»



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