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All Before Five: 6/29/07

Governor Spitzer changes his mind on who should head the Adirondack Park Agency. Karen DeWitt takes a look back at what Gov. Spitzer did and did not get done in his first legislative session. And a walk through a landscape that'smopre North Dakota than North Country...a trip to the alvar of Jefferson County.  Go to full article

Community colleges gain financial independence

A state court ruling issued yesterday is expected to give community colleges more control over their budgets, weakening the influence of county governments. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Former Upstate Biotechnology property being sold

The former Upstate Biotechnology property in Lake Placid is being sold to a group of local investors, one of whom is the current chairman of the Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors. PEG Enterprises, chaired by business executive and St. Regis Falls native J. Patrick Barrett, is purchasing the property, which had been sought by North Country Community College. The biotech business shut down in 2006, eliminating more than 120 high-tech, good-paying jobs. As Chris Knight reports, the new owners are saying little about their plans for the property.  Go to full article

Stockholm residents angry over sex offenders

Neighbors in the rural St. Lawrence County town of Stockholm are alarmed and angry that two registered sex offenders, one a level three offender, are now sharing a house down...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: An Adirondack public forum emerges online

On today's Heard Up North: the Glens Falls Post Star. The paper's web site is becoming a community forum of sorts. Online stories are prompting posted responses, and...  Go to full article
Prairie Smoke in bloom on the Chaumont Barrens

Chaumont Barrens: The North Country's Prairie

If you're looking for a unique hike in the North Country, try this. Tucked in the northwest corner of Jefferson County, just inland from Lake Ontario, there's an area that's...  Go to full article
The Clayton Opera House on Riverside Drive

Clayton Opera House ready for encore

After years of planning and fundraising, renovation of the historic Clayton Opera House is nearing completion. A community Open House is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th...  Go to full article