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Volunteers tend a community garden in Potsdam. NCPR file photo
Volunteers tend a community garden in Potsdam. NCPR file photo

Gardening Call-in with horticulturist Amy Ivy

Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, a Monday morning regular on The Eight O'clock Hour, was joined by Martha Foley in the studio, and by gardeners from around the region by phone. Questions, answers, issues, tips and more. Its all about your yard and garden.  Go to full article
A panel on "Connectivity Success Stories" at the Forever Wired Conference at Clarkson University. Photo: Mark Kurtz

ADK leaders seek telecommuters inside Blue Line

"Forever Wild" is the term in New York's constitution that describes state forest preserves in the Adirondacks, and community leaders in and around the park are also using that term to inform their vision for economic development.

Their slogan, and the name of a conference held annually at Clarkson University in Potsdam, is "Forever Wired." At the fourth conference, they continued a push to expand broadband internet access, and economic opportunity, in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Essex County board of supervisors head Randy Douglas

Essex County lawmakers grapple with tough budget

Essex County faces a huge budget shortfall as it prepares its spending plan for 2013. In the weeks ahead, county lawmakers will look for ways to whittle away at a $13 million budget gap, and tough decisions may be looming.

Meanwhile, county officials are trying to get taxpayers to look beyond the tax levy and focus on the actual tax rate.  Go to full article
Bob Sauter and Roger Bailey cranking the press. Photo: Bonnie Obremski

Many hands help at neighborhood cider pressing

It is absolutely cider season, from big operations to small. Martha Foley and her neighbors usually gather at this time of year for "cider day." The hand-cranked press lives...  Go to full article
St. Lawrence County Legislator Fred Morrill.

St. Lawrence County legislator proposes steep cuts

Budget leaders in St. Lawrence County are considering some steep cuts to prevent a 20 percent property tax increase. The tax hike proposed by county administrator Karen St....  Go to full article

Preview: Sarah Chang in Glens Falls

Internationally renowned violinist Sarah Chang performs the Barber Concerto with the Glens Falls Symphony on Sunday. Sarah Chang is one of the world's most remarkable...  Go to full article