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Gov. David Paterson. Photo: <a href="">David Shankbone</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Gov. David Paterson. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY's first black governor recalls March on Washington

This week America is remembering and reconsidering one of the most influential moments in our nation's history. Fifty years ago on Wednesday, Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech before 250,000 people on The National Mall in Washington, DC.

One person who thought he was going to be there - but wasn't - was a 9 year-old David Paterson. Paterson went on to become New York State's first African American Governor.

Paterson sat down with Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt to share his memories of that day and how it shaped his life.  Go to full article
Israel Keyes (top right) being interrogated by FBI investigators a few days before he committed suicide in 2012.  (Photo:  Screen capture of FBI video)

Israel Keyes video shows cunning, remorseless killer

This month, the FBI made public more information about the serial killer Israel Keyes, whose murder spree included time in the North Country and Vermont. Authorities believe that Keyes' murder spree continued for more than a decade and left as many as 11 people dead before he was captured in March of 2012.

Keyes committed suicide in a jail cell in Alaska last December, leaving unanswered questions about most of his victims.

For the first time, the FBI has released hours of video tape from their interviews with Keyes. The video offers a terrifying portrait of a killer who felt no remorse, who at times seemed to be taunting investigators.  Go to full article
Actors Lucy Lee Flippin (center) and Dean Butler (second from right) helped cut the ribbon at the opening of the replica 1860's schoolhouse on the Wilder Homestead near Malone on Saturday.  Photo:  Todd Moe

A little schoolhouse in the woods

A replica 19th century one-room schoolhouse was officially opened at the Wilder Homestead, near Malone, on Saturday. Hundreds of fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy and Little House on the Prairie books and TV series, gathered for the event. The northern Franklin County farm was the boyhood home of Almanzo Wilder.

There were families, folks in historic clothing and celebrities on hand for Saturday's festivities. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Piriform tomatoes ripening on the vine. Photo: Jeanne Emery,<br />Watertown NY, from Photo of the Day archive

Fall's in the air, but it's still summer in the garden

Yes, there's definitely a chill around the edges, but it's still August, and there's still plenty of gardening weather ahead.
Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy...  Go to full article
Algonquin Park Wolves. Photo: <a href="">JDB Photos</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Howling for wolves

The Eastern Timber Wolf lived across the eastern United States before humans virtually erased it from the landscape. But in some parts of Canada, the Eastern Wolf is alive...  Go to full article
Nighttime in Algonquin Park. Photo: <a href="">abuakel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Listen: Wolf howl sound check

You just heard a public wolf howl at Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. But that event can only take place if park naturalists actually hear wolves the night before,...  Go to full article
Pres. Obama speaking on college affordabilty in Buffalo. Photo: <a href="">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

Obama tours his education plan upstate

President Obama cruised across Upstate New York yesterday in his black "Ground Force One" tour bus. Hundreds of people cheered and snapped pictures as the bus rumbled down...  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo and his three daughters greet Pres. Obama on the tarmac at Buffalo airport. Photo: <a href="">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

Cuomo Opts for State Fair over rest of president's tour

Governor Cuomo skipped most of President Obama's upstate swing on Thursday, preferring to greet the President in Buffalo and then attending the State fair in Syracuse on his...  Go to full article
The wild Rupert River in the months before its diversion. Photo: Brian Mann

A fading river, a wild wolf

North Country Public Radio has had a long love-affair with wolves.

In 2007, our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann was traveling in northern Quebec, studying the...  Go to full article
Martha Irving as The (Post) Mistress  Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "The (Post) Mistress" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The One-woman musical "The (Post) Mistress" is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through September 14. It's written by Tomson Highway and stars Martha...  Go to full article
One of Dennis Barr's photos from the 150th Civil War reenactment at Gettysburg.

Photo exhibit features Gettysburg's 150th, historic Canton

Canton photographer Dennis Barr spent time this summer at the 150th Civil War reenactment at Gettysburg. He took thousands of photos and is sharing some of them in an...  Go to full article
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