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Essex, NY, seen from a pier in Lake Champlain. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34715542@N02/4083583139/">Raymond Johnston</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Essex, NY, seen from a pier in Lake Champlain. Photo: Raymond Johnston, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

George Davis learns community from life in Essex

For George Davis, life in Essex, New York has been a lesson in community. He's become a cheerleader for the little town -- serving on boards, restoring a historic property, and even tweeting and blogging about life on Lake Champlain. Sarah Harris interviewed Davis in his boathouse right by the Essex-Charlotte ferry for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Essex ferry dock when the flooding was at its worst in 2011. Photo: Brian Mann
Essex ferry dock when the flooding was at its worst in 2011. Photo: Brian Mann

$14 million study recommended for Champlain flooding

An organization that works to mediate boundary water disputes between the U.S. and Canada says a new study is needed to find ways to ease future flooding in Lake Champlain.  Go to full article
Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.
Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.

Champlain's St. Mary's Academy closes its doors

Another Catholic school is closing in the North Country. St Mary's Academy, a pre-kindergarden to 6th grade elementary school within the Clinton County town of Champlain, won't reopen in the fall.

Catholic officials blame declining enrollment, a budget deficit, and worries about long-term debt.

But for parents of the 46 kids, from New York, Quebec and Vermont, who went to St. Mary's, the decision has meant painful changes.  Go to full article
Vt. Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy make the first crossing of the new bridge (Photo:  Mark Kurtz for NCPR)
Vt. Governor Peter Shumlin and NY Lt. Governor Robert Duffy make the first crossing of the new bridge (Photo: Mark Kurtz for NCPR)

New Champlain Bridge opens

Officials from New York and Vermont took part Monday in the opening of the new Lake Champlain Bridge, nearly two years after the old span was demolished.

The opening ceremony for the 70 million dollar bridge took place on the bridge linking Crown Point and Addison, Vt--Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is there, as is New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy.

The original span was closed in October 2009 after inspectors deemed it unsafe. The 80-year-old bridge was destroyed by a controlled explosion in late December 2009. Construction on the new bridge began the following spring.

New York state transportation officials originally set the opening of the new bridge for October, but flooding in the spring caused a delay.

Brian Mann talked with Nora Flaherty from the bridge about the opening, on his cell phone:  Go to full article

Crown Point celebrates Champlain quadricentennial

The region's Champlain quadricentennial celebration concludes at the Crown Point State Historic Site on Saturday. The event concludes the year-long celebration of French explorer Samuel de Champlain's discovery of the lake that bears his name. It includes the re-dedication of the renovated Champlain Memorial lighthouse. Todd Moe spoke with Celine Paquette, vice chair of the Quadricentennial Commission, about this weekend's events and her commitment to de Champlain.  Go to full article
Samuel de Champlain was the first European to reach Lake Champlain
Samuel de Champlain was the first European to reach Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Quad celebrates a forgotten explorer and a neglected landscape

This summer, Lake Champlain will be ringed with events - in New York, Vermont and Quebec. Towns along the shore will be celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the arrival of French Explorer Samuel de Champlain. Champlain was the first European to reach the lake in 1609. Organizers hope to do more this summer than just throw a big party. Historians, writers and archeologists see the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial as a way to re-introduce what they see as a neglected landscape. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Lenny Merculdi and Blake Putnam fill the "Bigfoot" with used plastics.
Lenny Merculdi and Blake Putnam fill the "Bigfoot" with used plastics.

Farmers test a new kind of baler for plastics

Farmers across New York State are bracing for a big change. It appears likely the Paterson administration will pass some form of a ban on open burning. That means farmers will have to find another way to dispose of the agricultural plastics that have become an indispensable part of the business. Clinton County is experimenting with one solution, a machine that crushes and bales the plastics so they can be recycled. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)

Preview: Pianist Adrian Carr in Plattsburgh

Pianist and composer Adrian Carr hosts a concert of new music tonight and Saturday night (7 pm) at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Carr is launching a new cd, Finding Charlotte. Adrian Carr grew up in Buffalo and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. But his life changed in 2003 during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks, and he now splits his time between Champlain and Montreal. Todd Moe spoke with him by phone about his music, career and the nagging question, "Who's Charlotte?"  Go to full article

Border guard in TB scandal steps down

Federal officials say a border officer who waved a man with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis through the Champlain crossing north of Plattsburgh has "retired." As Brian Mann reports, the officer had been widely criticized by the media and by officials within the Department of Homeland Security.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Ferryboat Captain Steve Pond

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