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Hudson River Rafting Company excursion on the upper Hudson in April 2008. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/csarva/">Chetan Sarva</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Hudson River Rafting Company excursion on the upper Hudson in April 2008. Photo: Chetan Sarva, CC some rights reserved

Hudson River guide pleads guilty after client drowns

A rafting guide from North Creek has pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide following the death of a client on a tributary of the Hudson River this fall.

Rory Fay of North Creek is expected to serve roughly a year behind bars after guiding a party while intoxicated.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo meets with New York's congressional delegation and county executives to discuss the financial impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href = "http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo seeks $41 billion from US gov for Sandy rebuilding

Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York's congressional delegation has promised the help.  Go to full article

U.S. defends Mohawk land claim

The U.S. Attorney General's office is defending the St. Regis Mohawks' land claim in its entirety. That's after a judge recommended throwing out most of it last fall.

In a brief filed earlier in November, Assistant Attorney General Ignacia Moreno made two important points about the decades old Mohawk claim to 12,000 acres in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties.  Go to full article
Lei Wu. Photo: Clarkson University

Clarkson prof works to modernize NY state's energy grid

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced New York would invest $250 million to develop smart grid technologies to modernize the state's energy grid.

IBM has just...  Go to full article
Danielle Garneau enters data about a dead skunk on Route 22B outside of Plattsburgh. Photo: Sarah Harris

How to track road kill on your smart phone (seriously)

We've all seen or experienced it - unfortunate wildlife dashes in front of a car at just the wrong time--and its remains splatter across the road.

But Danielle...  Go to full article
The future I-781 Fort Drum connector road under construction in 2011. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/dougtone/">Doug Kerr</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Fort Drum connector road to I-81 set to open soon

The highway project that will create a direct connection between Interstate 81 and Fort Drum's main gate is set to open soon.  Go to full article
Myrtle Butterfield, with her great-granddaughter Jamie (left) and great-grandson Carter. All are attending SUNY Canton. Photo: Gregory Kie

A new love of learning, at 83

A Canton great-grandmother will earn her associate degree from SUNY Canton in a few weeks, and says she wants to continue her higher education. 83-year-old Myrtle Butterfield...  Go to full article
Dairy cows at Greenwood Dairy, in Canton, NY. Photo: Nora Flaherty

Report says consolidation hurting farms and communities

It's a strange time for the North Country's dairy farmers.
On one hand, Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill has meant the loss of a safety net if milk prices drop...  Go to full article
County administrator Karen St. Hilaire says she's not pleased with St. Lawrence County's budget numbers. Photo: Julie Grant

St. Lawrence County to vote on budget tonight

(UPDATE: The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators approved a $235-million dollar budget Monday night, over-riding the state tax cap, and raising property taxes by more...  Go to full article
Hunters Joe Trudeau of Plainville, left, and his father, Claude Trudeau of Waverly, gear up to go into the woods at a trailhead on state Route 3 in the town of Harrietstown, in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. Photo: Chris Knight via <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>

DEC looks to streamline frustrating management process

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this year that the state will buy 69,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. timberlands in the Adirondack Park over the next five years....  Go to full article
The New York Air Brake industrial site has been the subject of resurgent concern for north side residents in Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards

DEC: We'll keep talking with Air Brake neighbors

At a packed public meeting November 7 in Watertown, state environmental and health officials spoke with members of the public concerned about pollution on the city's north...  Go to full article
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