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Kirsten Gillibrand toured New York state on Monday, building support for her high-tech manufacturing and worker training measure. Photo: Gillibrand website
Kirsten Gillibrand toured New York state on Monday, building support for her high-tech manufacturing and worker training measure. Photo: Gillibrand website

Gillibrand pushes manufacturing bill in Ticonderoga

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Ticonderoga, NY, yesterday, working to build support for a new measure that aims to boost high-tech manufacturing.

Gillibrand wants Congress to fund low-interest revolving loans that would help modernize factories and pay for worker training.  Go to full article
New York's Dept. of Environmental Conservation delayed its environmental review of fracking until the go-ahead is given by the Dept. of Health. Photo: DEC headquarters in Albany, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kurtman518">Kurtman518</a>, released to the public domain

Fracking delay's effect is in the eye of the beholder

Last week, New York State officials announced another delay of their final decision on hydrofracking. The Department of Environmental Conservation will wait for a report on the health protections in its environmental review of fracking. Then the environmental review can be completed.

The time frame could be less than a month or it could be much longer. And both pro- and anti-fracking groups took heart from the delay.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/freefoto/">Ian Britton</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Why is fear up when crime is down in America?

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy and the contentious push for new gun laws in both Washington and Albany, it's often easy to forget that we've been experiencing a major decline in crime in America.  Go to full article
Pete Ames grooms the trails at St. Lawrence University's golf course every winter. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Heard Up North: The man to thank for Canton's groomed trails

If you're one of the many cross-country skiers who enjoys the perfectly groomed trails on St. Lawrence University's golf course in Canton, here's the guy you want to...  Go to full article
<i>Goddess of Earth and Nature</i>, by Jordan Snyder, 7th grade, is one of the pieces in the annual middle and high school art exhibit at the Remington through Sunday.  Photo: Todd Moe

Young artists get creative in Remington exhibit

Artwork from middle and high school students around St. Lawrence County is on display this week at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The 16th annual middle...  Go to full article
Congklingville Dam on Great Sacandaga Lake. Photo via <a href="http://www.hrbrrd.com/"> Hudson River-Black River Regulating District</a>

North Country counties settle flood control fight

A multimillion dollar legal battle that simmered for half a decade in the North Country is finally winding to a close.

Four counties - including Albany,...  Go to full article
The National Weather Service's weather station, at the Adirondack Regional Airport, in Lake Clear, NY. Photo: Photo via <a href="https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>

Why Lake Clear is so very cold

The village of Saranac Lake has a reputation for cold. During the winter, it's frequently the coldest spot on the North Country weather map, sometimes the coldest in the...  Go to full article
North Country wines were featured at the Viticulture 2013 conference in Rochester earlier this month.  Photo: David Sommerstein.

What North Country wineries are doing right

When you hear New York wines, you probably think about the Finger Lakes. Wineries in that region have become world famous for their Rieslings and other white and red...  Go to full article
The Ticonderoga, NY Post Office. Many rural post offices across the North Country may reduce their hours to save money, and Saturday home delivery is also likely to be eliminated. Photo: Linda Osborne via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/">Jimmy Emerson</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Heard Up North: Tough times at the post office

The US Postal Service lost another $1.3 billion in the last few months of 2012.

As a result, many rural post offices across the North Country are expected to see...  Go to full article
Hedging and fencing can protect the garden from winter wind. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/9557815@N05/">Abi Skipp</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Strategies for working with wind

Winter wind takes a toll on a household. It fills a driveway up with blowing snow. The windy side of a house can be colder on the inside, as well as the outside.
...  Go to full article
An Adirondack clearcut in the 1920s. Clear-cutting remains controversial a century later. Photo: New York State Archives

Clearcut logging plan sparks blistering APA debate

A plan by the Adirondack Park Agency to streamline permit applications for large-scale clearcut logging sparked fierce debate yesterday.

Supporters of the plan say...  Go to full article
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