Potsdam, NY, Nov 11, 2013 — Tonight at the Roxy Theater, a new full-length film with a mostly North Country cast makes its local premiere. "Nontraditional" was filmed almost entirely in Potsdam and on the Clarkson University campus.
It's the fictional story of a female combat veteran struggling to return to civilian life. The story is based on interviews directors Brian Hauser and Christina Xydias did with female veterans. It's also based on Hauser's personal experiences as an Army veteran.
Listen to an interview with writer/director Hauser and co-producer Xydias. Hauser told David Sommerstein the main character is 26 year-old Erika Bird. She was a military police officer in Afghanistan and Iraq. And now she's returning home to get a college degree.
The film has its local premiere tonight at 7:15 at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam. Go to full article
Nov 11, 2013 — Now that elections are over, deadlines for the state budget are rapidly approaching. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released a largely positive budget outlook for the New Year, though he warns of some uncertainties.
Under reforms adopted a few years ago, state officials, including the Comptroller, are required to start the budget process, which ends in late march, even earlier. Go to full article
Nov 11, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The art of Civil War soldier and renowned Hudson River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford is on display at the New York State Museum as part of its... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 11, 2013 — With a mix of snow and rain in the forecast this week, horticulturist Amy Ivy says this is really the last week for getting bulbs - garlic, tulip - in the ground this season.... Go to full article