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"Carried," by Kris Rozelle
"Carried," by Kris Rozelle

Pictures: In Potsdam, an exhibit of mixed-media art

There's new art on display at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council's Gallery at Town Hall in Potsdam. The show merges the collage-like work by two area artists: Cheryl Mirer and Kris Rozelle. The exhibit officially opens tomorrow night (details) and runs until April 23.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Photo: <a href="">Matt Johnson</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Understanding the Adirondack Scenic Railroad controversy

This week, North Country Public Radio has been looking in-depth at the fierce debate over the future of the 90-mile rail corridor that stretches from Old Forge to Lake Placid. Train boosters hope to see the state of New York invest millions of dollars reviving the entire line into a world-class seasonal tourism railroad, likely operated by the Utica-based non-profit Adirondack Scenic Railroad.

But a growing number of critics, including many local government leaders in the Park, want the state to consider reinventing the corridor as a year-round multi-use "rail-to-trail" destination.

Brian Mann and Martha Foley spoke about where all this goes next.  Go to full article
Jefferson County legislative chairwoman Carolyn Fitzpatrick looks on as Sen. Charles Schumer speaks in Watertown Wednesday. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Schumer: Ft. Drum shouldn't "come within a whiff" of Army cuts

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says he's not afraid to use his political might to protect Fort Drum from cuts to the military budget. Schumer held a press conference at Watertown city hall Wednesday as the Pentagon prepares to axe up to 100,000 U.S. Army troops.  Go to full article
Inside the Capitol. Photo: <a href="">Holley St. Germain</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Activists webcast Assembly meetings during Sunshine Week

Government reform activists took their smart phones into Assembly Committee meetings to live stream meetings that so far have not been available on line to the public....  Go to full article
A train in Casselton, North Dakota carrying crude oil derailed and exploded on Dec. 30, 2013. Photo: Ken Pawluk / Associated Press /, via NTSB press release

Schumer presses oil companies on dangerous train tankers

While in Watertown Wednesday, Senator Chuck Schumer said the federal government is not moving fast enough to make trains carrying crude oil safer.

Schumer said...  Go to full article
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. Photo: David Sommerstein.

NY-21: Stefanik tours Watertown businesses

Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik swung through Jefferson County yesterday.

The Republican toured the Knowlton Technologies plant in Watertown, then visited...  Go to full article
Photo: Zach Hirsch

Clarkson Women's Ice Hockey heads to Frozen Four

The Clarkson Women's Ice Hockey team is making history. For the first time, the Golden Knights made it to the Frozen Four. Tomorrow, the team faces off against Mercyhurst...  Go to full article
Ripples in sand: <a href="">Markles55</a>, and in snow: <a href="">Clear Inner Vision</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

No, the North Country's not the coldest place on earth

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss the hottest and coldest places on earth. Death Valley is no longer the hottest. Libya takes (or bakes) the cake these days. The...  Go to full article
The cast of "The Foreigner" rehearses a scene at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.  Photo: Our Town Theatre Group

Preview: "The Foreigner" in North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group opens its spring production of "The Foreigner" Friday night at 7:30 at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. The comedy, by Larry Shue, is set...  Go to full article
Aeryon Scout in flight. Photo: Dkroetsch, released to public domain

Albany Law School hosting symposium on drone use

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Legal scholars, judges and lawyers will gather at Albany Law School to discuss the U.S. military's use of unmanned aircraft here at home and overseas....  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Karthik Chinnathambi</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY lawmakers meet to approve budget by April 1

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State lawmakers will be meeting again in joint budget committees as they try to approve a budget by the end of the month.

Conference committees...  Go to full article
A Spokane, WA, veteran gets his ears checked. Photo: <a href="">Ken Harper</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS audit faults referrals for veterans' benefits

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York auditors say poor coordination of health benefits for military veterans by local social services departments and the state health department has...  Go to full article
At a 2012 vigil honoring missing Aboriginal women. Over the last several decades, hundreds of Aboriginal women have been murdered in Canada. Photo: <a href="">Mike Gifford</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

First Nations rail blockade sparked by murdered and missing women

Via Rail service on the busy Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal line is to resume today after a First Nations blockade forced Via to bus passengers between Toronto and Ottawa...  Go to full article
An algae bloom in Burlington, VT. Photo: <a href="">Don Shall</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

How Vermont's trying to help Lake Champlain with new transportation regulations

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont lawmakers will be examining the effects of new environmental regulations on transportation in the state.

State and the U.S....  Go to full article
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