Ray Brook, NY, Mar 01, 2013 — The sequester is upon us and Federal workers at facilities are bracing for across-the-board cuts that begin phasing in tomorrow. Tensions are particularly high in the country's Federal prison system.
Two different congressional reports released in the last year found that inmate overcrowding at Federal prisons like the one in Ray Brook, near Saranac Lake, has already made it difficult for guards to maintain safety behind bars.
Attorney General Eric Holder says furloughing more corrections officers could make safety problems even worse. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Mar 01, 2013 — North Country Congressman Bill Owens says the impact of cuts at the federal prison in Ray Brook is on his mind. He says officials there will have some discretion as far as where to cut. "I'm counting on management in those circumstances," says Owens, "to make sure that they do their furloughing in such a way that they do manage this for the safety of the officers and obviously the prisoners."
Owens held a telephone press conference yesterday afternoon to discuss the impacts of the across-the-board federal cuts known as the sequester. The Democrat says the standoff in Washington may only change if the public feels some pain. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 01, 2013 — The sweet sounds of the St. Lawrence University Community Gospel Choir filled Gunnison Chapel in Canton this morning during The 8 o'clock Hour. Members of the... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 01, 2013 — Women are consistently rendering images from the media of the "ideal" body type. This has driven women to sacrifice their natural shape with unhealthy practices. Abigail Moss... Go to full article
Mar 01, 2013 — Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell, is the subject on the latest edition of the Readers & Writers book club. We had nine Canton students, two teachers and Betsy Kepes, our NCPR... Go to full article