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Pro-Environment Group Sues APA, Town of Chester

A pro-environment group is suing the Adirondack Park Agency and the town of Chester in Warren County.  Go to full article

Record High Gas Prices Punish Working Families

Gas prices continue to rise around the U.S., hitting an average of two dollars and twenty-two cents a gallon. That's a new record. Here in the north country, prices are even higher -- close to two dollars and forty cents a gallon. As Brian Mann reports, low-income workers are taking a hit from pump prices, especially those who face a long commute.  Go to full article

Passport Rules Chill Tourism

The Bush administration said this week that Americans re-entering the U.S will need to show a passport by 2008. It's part of ongoing efforts to tighten border security. Administration officials also say Canadians will have to show a passport to enter the U-S. They have been the only foreigners allowed to come into the country with just a driver's license. Yesterday, Canadian officials say they are now considering a tit-for-tat requirement for Americans. The passport rules will change a long tradition for people living in what are called "near border communities". Gary DeYoung is director of tourism at the Thousand Islands Tourism Council. The council is based at one of the North Country's busiest border crossings - the Thousand Islands Bridge in Alexandria Bay. He talked with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Continue Work on "Loose Ends"

The state legislature's budget, passed March 31, left some gaps.
Negotiations are taking place to try to reach agreement on those items before Governor Pataki's veto...  Go to full article

After Losing GOP Endorsement, Essex County DA Considers Future

Essex County District attorney Ronald Briggs says he's still deciding whether to seek re-election. Briggs, a three-term incumbent, lost the endorsement of the county's...  Go to full article
Priscilla Lindsay as Ma Joad and Craig Mathers as Tom Joad. Photo: Alex Ottaviano

Theatre Review: The Grapes of Wrath at Syracuse Stage

The Grapes of Wrath runs at Syracuse Stage through April 23. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Annual Poetry Special (Hour 1)

Our two-hour annual poetry edition continues this year's theme of books on war and peace. Guest poets David Budbill, Jill Vaughan, Joe Duemer and Dale Hobson join host Ellen...  Go to full article