Mar 28, 2014 — Three U.S. Coast Guard cutter vessels are to help with annual ice-breaking operations in Thunder Bay's harbour on Lake Superior--the far end of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Canadian Coast Guard crews and their icebreakers are leading the effort after the harsh winter produced what are being called "unusually heavy and persistent" ice conditions.
The annual opening of the Seaway is one of the signs of spring in the North Country. But as with pretty much everything this year, winter is still having its way with the calendar.
The Seaway is holding its opening ceremony to welcome commercial ship traffic between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean this morning near Buffalo. But it's had to delay the opening of the St. Lawrence River part of the Seaway for three days until Monday due to ice.
David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley to discuss the annual debate over the Seaway's opening date. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2014 — This Sunday at 3 pm an original jazz suite, written in honor of the farmers of the North Country, premieres in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam.
Composer Daniel Kelly is bringing some of New York City's finest jazz musicians to the Crane School of Music for a concert that mixes jazz, the voices of local farmers, and traditional fiddling from Potsdam fiddler Gretchen Koehler.
Canton, NY, Mar 28, 2014 — Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, a Monday morning regular on The Eight O'clock Hour, was in the studio with Martha Foley today. They were joined by gardeners from around the region by phone. Questions, answers, issues, tips and more. It's all about your yard and garden. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State and federal inspectors have completed a second round of safety checks of train tracks and oil tanker cars in an effort to prevent disastrous... Go to full article
Mar 28, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Legislature's top Democrat says he expects to do "well" funding education and pre-kindergarten and cutting property taxes across the state in... Go to full article
Mar 28, 2014 — NEW YORK (AP) The head of New York City's jail system says that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last... Go to full article
Mar 28, 2014 — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are still struggling to come to a final budget agreement, after the time for an expected announcement came and went... Go to full article