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Saxophonist Tim Green reveals life's many seasons in an outstanding debut CD

Baltimore native Tim Green's debut CD, Songs From This Season, showcases writing and playing way beyond his 30 years. Joel Hurd thinks it's the best CD he has heard in at least a year, and he talked with Tim Green about it on The Bridge.  Go to full article

North Country lawmakers assess state budget

As leaders in Albany hammer out the final shape of the state budget, North Country lawmakers are focused on how the changing funding numbers will affect schools, services, and people here.

Senator Joe Griffo of Rome says there's already some good news in the budget.  Go to full article
We've worked out the parameters of it. People are sitting and drafting bills.

State lawmakers working out the budget details

Even though state lawmakers announced a budget agreement Wednesday, they spent the day Thursday trying to pin down details and print the bills in time to be through over the weekend.  Go to full article
Hundreds turned out in the zero-degree chill in Canton NY as part of an international day of protests supporting peace with Iraq on Saturday, February 15, 2003. Photo by: Dale Hobson

Thoughts on the Iraq War, then and now

It's been 10 years since the beginning of the second Iraq War.

The war created a deep division in the country and here in the North Country, and fueled a...  Go to full article
Veteran peace activist Martha Swan Photos:  Jimm Collin and St. Lawrence University

One anti-Iraq War protestor says she didn't do enough

Over the last decade, one of the most prominent anti-war protesters and peace-and-justice activists in the North Country has been Martha Swan.

Swan, who lives in...  Go to full article

Illegal guns tip line draws fire from legislators

UPDATE: Since broadcast of this story, NCPR has heard from Governor Cuomo's office, saying that the tipline was not created as a way to enforce the NY SAFE law. Here's a...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.  Go to full article
The cast of <i>Rumors</i> opening tonight at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Photo: Our Town Theatre Group

Preview: "Rumors" in North Creek

The Our Town Theatre Group's spring production of the comedy Rumors opens tonight at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek (7:30). Rumors is Neil...  Go to full article
Assemblywoman Addie Russell speaking to visiting students from Potsdam Middle School in the Assembly Chamber in March 2012. Photo: NY Assembly

North Country lawmakers await school funding details

As leaders in Albany continue to hammer out the final shape of the state budget, North Country lawmakers are anxious to know what's in store for the region's cash-strapped...  Go to full article

Breaking: Chateaugay prison closure "off the table" in budget deal

The state correctional facility in Chateaugay won't be closed under a budget deal being finalized in Albany.

That's according to Dan Macentee, spokesman for state...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state leaders announcing the 2013-14 budget agreement Wednesday night. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8576552059/in/photostream">Flickr</a>

State leaders announce preliminary budget agreement

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to a framework for a new state budget last night. It would keep spending increases under two percent while providing tax rebates...  Go to full article
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