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All Before Five: 7/31/08

Governor Paterson says the federal government needs to help states through the current fiscal crisis brought on by trouble in the housing and financial markets... We drive along with a 'mom and pop' oil company as it tries to balance skyrocketing costs and customers' ability to pay... And metal thefts are up - in some surprising places.  Go to full article
Keene Central School

Open Studio live in Keene Valley

Our monthly arts round-up Open Studio is on the road, broadcasting live from Keene Central School in Keene Valley, NY. Fiddler John Kirk and guitarist Trish Miller play traditional and original music, Chase Twichell shares poetry and conversation, and more.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Chase Twichell

Poet Chase Twichell is the founder of Ausable Press and author of six collections of poetry. The most recent is Dog Language, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2005. Dale Hobson talked with the author on a broadcast of Open Studio before a live audience in Keene Valley, NY. They discuss poetry of place, and the author reads her poem "The Paper River."  Go to full article
Steve Kuno faces a volatile oil market this winter.

A "fuel jobber" in the middle of high prices

Snow is still just a rumor in the North Country. But the rising cost of heat isn't. Oil and natural gas prices could be double what they were last year. Homeowners are...  Go to full article

Paterson details deep budget cuts

Governor David Paterson says he'll slash the state budget by $630 million, and wants the state legislature to match those cuts, otherwise, he threatens he'll have to lay off...  Go to full article

Thieves stealing metal for scrap

Law enforcement officials in the North Country are reporting a spike in thefts of steel, copper and other metals from building sites, abandoned homes and even parked cars. ...  Go to full article
Full cast of <i>Pump Boys and Dinettes</i>.

Theatre Review: Pump Boys and Dinettes at St. Michael?s Playhouse

The musical Pump Boys and Dinettes is the final production of the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. The show runs at the Playhouse through...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 7/30/08

Governor David Paterson says the state must now cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the budget... The dramatic rise in the cost of heating oil is cause for concern...  Go to full article
Jane "Granny" Bashaw, Katie Cariffe, and Lee Ann Pierce fear this winter's high heating costs.

North Country prepares for winter heating crisis

It's still plenty hot outside, but North Country residents are already bracing for the cold. Heating oil prices have almost doubled. Kerosene and natural gas are way up,...  Go to full article

Paterson calls lawmakers back to tackle deficit

Saying it's time for New York to cut up it's credit cards, Governor David Paterson says he'll be issuing a plan to downsize the state budget, and will call the legislature...  Go to full article

Judge says Amish case can proceed

A small town on the St. Lawrence River is going forward with a legal case against eight Amish residents. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
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