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All Before Five: 9/27/07

E-coli contamination of store-bought hamburger patties in New York State prompted a recall... Burn bans are still in effect in St Lawrence and Jefferson Counties... Health concerns over water from Lake Champlain... New York apples could be the sweetest ever... And we hear the memories of a 97-year-old North Country man who fought with the 10th Mountain Division when the unit stormed Nazi strongholds in the Alps.  Go to full article

US-Canada border remains "dangerously vulnerable"

Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security the northern border isn't working.  Go to full article

Open Studio (complete program)

The theme is traditions on our monthly regional arts round-up. We hear from three poets on the tradition of women writing in the Adirondacks, from St. Lawrence Valley artist Wayne Brown on nature and sculpture, and from Canton students on this weekend's Remington Arts Festival. With traditional tunes from our musical guests, the Whippersnappers.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Three Adirondack Poets

Elaine Handley, Marilyn McCabe and Mary Sanders Shartle come together from their respective parts of the Adirondacks to make poetry within a tradition of Adirondack women...  Go to full article

Strong Loonie Draws Canadians South

Last week, the Canadian dollar, or "loonie", equaled the U.S. dollar for the first time since 1976. Some analysts say it could climb even higher. The shift has meant...  Go to full article

WEB ONLY: Why are prices in Canada so high?

Even before the Canadian dollar rallied to be equal with the U.S. dollar, Canadians have come south of the border to shop because products are cheaper. To find out why,...  Go to full article
Jim Goodwin, age 97, taught a generation of military climbers

Memories: Adirondack mountaineer fights with 10th Mtn. in Italy

The 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum has one of the most storied histories of any unit in the U.S. Army. During the Italian campaign of World War II, the 10th's...  Go to full article

Scholarship created for 10th Mtn. soldiers at Fort Drum

Five relatives of 10th Mountain Division soldiers are the first recipients of a new scholarship created for Fort Drum troops and their families. A former member of the unit...  Go to full article

Progress on new Tupper Lake powerline

It will be at least November 2008 before a constitutional amendment can be approved to allow for the building of a new 46-kilovolt transmission line across state Forest...  Go to full article

Rain does little to ease North Country drought

As we've been reporting, the region's recent dry spell has hurt some farmers and forced at least one municipal water provider to use back up pumps. In Oneida County, the...  Go to full article

Massena police tied up at airport

Flight delays on Big Sky Airlines have been causing headaches for some travelers since April when the carrier started serving Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown. Now, as...  Go to full article

Political paralysis sets in across Albany

The gridlock that's plagued the State Capitol for over two months showed signs of easing this week, as the Senate moved to return to Albany in late October and scheduled, but...  Go to full article

Preview: Remington Arts Fest in Canton

NCPR is media sponsor for the sixth annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton. It starts today and continues through Saturday with many special events including music, a...  Go to full article
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