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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Photo: Comptroller's office

Comptroller addresses NY's "uneven" recovery

New York's top accountant says the state needs to re-double its efforts to regrow its economy across all regions.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that while New York has regained the number of jobs it lost during the recession, growth has been spotty.  Go to full article
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duvé speaks to the press Wednesday in the Grand Jury room in the county courthouse building in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Duve fights back against DA challenger

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duve defended her record yesterday from attacks by her Republican challenger.

Duvé, a Democrat, said former public defender Mary Rain was "misrepresenting" the results of cases. And she said Rain was misunderstanding the subtleties of prosecution.

David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
 Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) NCPR file photo

Owens hopes for normalcy after budget vote

As we've been hearing, Congress voted last night to reopen the Federal government and to extend the nation's debt limit. North Country congressman Bill Owens - a Democrat from Plattsburgh - voted in favor of the last-minute deal.

Owens noted that the bill includes funding for the LIHEAP heating assistance program, but he says the spending plan still doesn't bring the government back to full funding.  Go to full article
The WIC program serves about 10,000 people from Watertown to Malone.

Children's Clinic, WIC open for business

Last week was a rough one for the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown. As the non-profit confronted mounting financial problems, it announced that it had to close....  Go to full article
A "Raise the Age" town hall meeting at St. Joseph's College. Photo: <a href="">amy21458</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocates urge Cuomo to raise age for youth offenders

New York is one of only two states in the country where all children 16 and older are treated as adults in the criminal justice system. This month the ...  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November. Photo: <a href="">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Court rejects casino wording suit

A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. Opponents say they will appeal.  Go to full article
John Clayton Elementary School was one of eight buildings on lockdown Wednesday morning. Photo: <a href="">Lee Cannon</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Gun scare causes lockdown at Indian River schools

Parents, teachers, and students at a Jefferson County school district had a frightening morning when schools were locked down following a threatening phone call.
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How humans inhale and exhale. Clip art: <a href="">DK Images</a>

Natural Selections: the evolution of breathing

All creatures breathe in some fashion, but how the job gets done has changed from fish to amphibian to reptile to mammal. Curt Stager and Martha Foley chart the evolution of...  Go to full article

"Subversive gardening" on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, a day to think about hunger and food insecurity around the world and in our backyard.

High school students from around the North Country...  Go to full article
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad train passing through Ray Brook. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Reward offered for info on scenic train vandalism

An investigation is underway by local police in Lake Placid to find out who vandalized internal wiring on a locomotive owned by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad last week....  Go to full article
Paul Davis, scholar at Institute for American values, smashes a slot machine. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York NOW

Anti-gambling activists smash slot machine at NY Capitol

Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol, to demonstrate their opposition a ballot amendment to legalize gambling...  Go to full article
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