State Senator Patty Ritchie speaks in support of Fort Drum at a community listening session hosted by the Army Thursday at Case Middle School in Watertown. Listening, from left, are Fort Drum Garrison Commander Colonel Gary Rosenberg, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division Commander Major General Stephen Townsend, and Army stationing expert Colonel Thomas O'Donoghue. Photo: Joanna Richards
Apr 29, 2013 — About 200 community members turned up in a school auditorium in Watertown Thursday night in a showing of regional support for Fort Drum. The event was billed as a "listening session" for the Army, to inform a process of personnel cutbacks and reorganization currently affecting military installations around the country.
Leaders in local government, education, business, transportation, housing, health care and more turned out at Case Middle School to bolster the community's case for maintaining strong troop levels at Fort Drum. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2013 — Governor Cuomo says he'll know in a couple of weeks whether two key items on his end of session agenda will become law- an abortion rights bill and public financing of political campaigns.
The governor says Republicans who co-lead the state Senate continue to oppose a measure to clarify a women's right to choose abortion. The GOP has also steadfastly been against public financing of campaigns. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2013 — Agriculture in the North Country is changing - and the evidence is everywhere. For the Goodmans, a longtime dairy family in Fort Ann, in Washington County, it's time to get out of the business. But Erica and Les Goodman are trying something new on their land: growing hops. And they're using social media to do it. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2013 — We've all driven down the highway in the North Country and been amazed that some structure by the side of the road was still standing. Maybe it used to be a barn, a house, or... Go to full article