Elizabethtown, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — Update, 1:30pm: Franklin County legislators passed a resolution Thursday morning opposing the SAFE Act.
Jefferson County is the latest North Country government to pass a resolution opposing New York's SAFE Act.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors also plans to take a stance on New York's new gun law, but not before lawmakers take the time to review it and draft a detailed response. Meanwhile, neighboring Franklin County legislators personally oppose the gun law but plan to hold public meetings on it before adopting a position.
These are two of only a few counties statewide that haven't passed formal resolutions opposing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. Go to full article
Hogansburg, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is stirring up as much controversy after his death as he did during his life.
Chavez was a strident opponent of the United States. But he also helped many poor people, even in the U.S.
Republicans slammed New York Democrat Jose Serrano yesterday for praising Chavez on this point. Under Chavez, Venezuela's national oil company, CITGO, donated 200 million gallons of home heating oil to low income Americans, including to Mohawks in Akwesasne.
David Sommerstein reported on the program in 2006. He checks back in for our Story 2.0 series, where we revisit stories from the NCPR archive. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — The New York State Assembly has approved, by a 95 to 40 vote, a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in New York. While it's unlikely to be passed in the Senate, the... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — A common sight is fresh water shallows, sunfish provide an excellent opportunity to observe fish behavior. Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about the two main... Go to full article
Brasher Falls-Winthrop, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — The spring musical season kicks off this weekend at a number of high schools in the North Country. It's a busy time back stage and on stage with final rehearsals amid wet... Go to full article