Canton, NY, Dec 18, 2012 — The number of people requesting help at North Country food pantries continues to rise. Many are still unable to find work, and more older people are struggling to pay their taxes. Pantries in the region say there's always been enough food for the people in need. But there's worry that leaders in Washington, D.C., will dramatically cut food stamps, and that means pantries will have to pick up the slack. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 18, 2012 — Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened, and he says New York State's assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.
Governor Cuomo says the state already has some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the nation, so the focus should really be on the strengthening of federal laws, where a ban on assault weapons was allowed to lapse in 2004. But he says the state's assault weapons ban should be tightened, too. For instance, the semi-automatic weapon used in the Newtown shootings is legal in New York. Go to full article
Rochester, NY, Dec 18, 2012 — It's not unusual for people to wonder if their offices are making them less healthy: people complain of a lack of fresh air, sick coworkers, and uncomfortable chairs, to name... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 18, 2012 — North Country Assemblywoman Addie Russell says she's talked with State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimphor about preserving separate presidents at the SUNY... Go to full article
Dec 18, 2012 — North Country visual artist and sculptor Becky Harblin included her poetry in a recent exhibit at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam. At the opening, poet and... Go to full article