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All Before Five: 2/28/08

A deadly virus has apparently caused the deaths of three people in the Tri Lakes, but officials aren't talking about it... Registered Nurses for a picket line in Ogdensburg... Cold-weather bubble blowing... The North Country braces for the possibility of another special election to fill Darrel Aubertine's seat on the state Assembly... And a harrowing ride on a Lake Champlain ferry.  Go to full article

Art ?word of the month?: solfege

This month's word has its origins in early music, the Von Trapp Singers sang about it and an alien signed it in Steven Spielberg's film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Some say it's as easy as do-re-mi... Todd Moe spoke with Ciara Picard, a student at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam. She's majoring in music education and violin, and helped define our "Word of the Month" - solfege.  Go to full article
<i>Northbound</i>: Donnie, Kevin, Michael, and Larry

Open Studio (complete program)

Open Studio focuses on growing and evolving in the arts. We talk with Amy Kaissar, of Epiphany Theatre, about moving the theatre and its programs from New York City to Saratoga Springs. Co-host Beth Robinson chats with young musicians competing in the Orchestra of Northern New York's Young Artist Competition. In the Giving Voice segment poet Matt Frank talks about growing as a writer. And Northbound joins us for a mix of folk, acoustic and classic rock.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Matt Frank

Matt Frank is a recent arrival in the North Country, coming here via Illinois, Alaska and Phoenix. A poet and a food writer, he teaches English and creative writing at...  Go to full article

Virus causes three deaths in last week at Elizabethtown nursing home

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting that a highly infectious virus has killed three residents at the Horace Nye nursing home in Elizabethtown over the last...  Go to full article

Albany reacts to Aubertine's win

The winner of a special election in the 48th Senate district in Northern New York hurried to Albany Wednesday to be sworn in to office. After Tuesday's victory, Democrats...  Go to full article

Aubertine victory leaves another seat open

A politically exhausted electorate may not have much time to rest after Tuesday's Senate election - at least not in Darrel Aubertine's Assembly district. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A storm-tossed ferry ride

Lake Champlain figures prominently in many North Country stories. It's become a kind of character who allows - or sometimes prevents - narrow escapes. One of the most well...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/27/08

After yesterday's surprising election results in the state's 48th Senatorial District, we go to Darrel Aubertine's swearing in ceremony... We hear reaction from Senate...  Go to full article
Democrat Darrel Aubertine (left) defeated Republican Will Barclay

Aubertine shocks Barclay, wins 48th Senate seat

The North Country sent shock waves through New York State politics yesterday. Democrat Darrel Aubertine scored a stunning upset, defeating Republican Will Barclay in a...  Go to full article

Aubertine's North Country victory sends shockwaves through Albany

Darrel Aubertine's victory last night is sending shock-waves across New York's political landscape. The New York Times called the election "a major victory" for Governor...  Go to full article
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