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Walter Shyne is in his last season at the Canton Farmer's Market. Photo by Sarah Harris
Walter Shyne is in his last season at the Canton Farmer's Market. Photo by Sarah Harris

Listen: A good run

It's the end of the growing season, and farmers are in their final weeks of big business. It's also the peak of apple season.

For Walter Shyne of J & W Orchard in Norfolk, this will be his last one. Shyne is a regular vendor at the Canton Farmers' Market, and he's retiring. For today's Heard Up North, Sarah Harris caught up with him as he was closing up his stand.  Go to full article
Clarkson University executive chef Kyle Mayette at the Main Street Grill, where its sells locally grown food from veggies to burgers.  Photo:  Todd Moe

Clarkson eatery goes local

Serving locally grown food in college dining spots is nothing new, but Clarkson University has taken the concept one step further. Todd Moe checks out an eatery at Clarkson where every ingredient comes from a farm within 200 miles of the Potsdam campus: beef from Brasher Falls, goat cheese from Vermont and vegetables from Quebec.

Clarkson executive chef Kyle Mayette says the challenge will be creating a menu at the Main Street Grill in the Cheel Campus Center that changes seasonally.  Go to full article
Rochester is among the upstate New York cities facing the future without their longtime economic anchors. Photo: Benjamin Golub, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York mayors face fiscal challenges in 2014

Whatever the outcomes of yesterday's primaries, most mayors who win a new term in cities across the state will face a big challenge: how to get their municipalities back on secure financial footing.

The next political leaders of New York City, smaller cities upstate, and even large suburban counties like Nassau County, will all face a big test once they take office- how to solve mounting fiscal difficulties.  Go to full article
Rosalie Fontana of Bloomingdale voices her thoughts to DEC Forester Sean Reynolds, who was taking notes at the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor meeting at the DEC office in Ray Brook. Photo: Mark Kurtz

One fiercely disputed Adirondack rail line, two cool visions

For more than thirty years, most of the historic rail line between Old Forge and Lake Placid has seen little use. A tourism train operates on two different stretches of...  Go to full article

Saratoga County GOP Sheriff primary too close to call

A fierce Republican primary for the Saratoga County sheriff's seat is still too close to call this morning.

Candidate Mike Zurlo claimed victory last night and...  Go to full article

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/11/2013

For today's Heard Up North, Walter Shyne of J & W Orchard in Norfolk reflects on his retirement.

State officials attempt to channel a rancorous public debate...  Go to full article
Author Pico Iyer speaking at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: <a href="">TED Conference</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Pico Iyer: The man who is becoming a voice inside my head

I had a chance to chat with author and world traveler Pico Iyer prior to his visit to the St. Lawrence University campus as the first speaker in this year's ...  Go to full article