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Returning soldiers face another fight: reacclimation

As many as 9,000 troops are expected to return to Fort Drum from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of August. Speculation has run rampant on the impact this influx will have on Watertown and the rest of the North Country. Jefferson County Sheriff John Burns - when running for re-election - said crime will rise. And there may not be enough housing or jobs for returning soldiers. The military - and military families - are asking a different question: What impact will coming home have on the soldiers themselves? Retired Army Captain Jim Wilkes knows that impact first-hand. After returning from overseas, he started the non-profit Angel Trax to serve soldiers and their families. Jonathan Brown asked him what issues the soldiers are likely to confront once they're back home.  Go to full article

Canton seeks road relief

In the decades-old quest for a so-called "rooftop highway" between Watertown and Plattsburgh, the villages along Route 11 are considered the bottlenecks. Take Canton. Many afternoons last summer, bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched more than a mile from the main intersection. Despite the gridlock, village residents have joined forces against a plan to widen a residential stretch of the road. And they've embraced an idea many of them fought a couple decades ago. But as David Sommerstein reports, traffic is not always what it appears to be.  Go to full article

Growing the marketing program geared toward farmers

The "Come Farm With Us" program is expanding. Launched in 2002 by Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, it was an attempt to preserve agriculture and agribusiness in the North Country. Essex, Franklin, Madison and Oswego Counties have joined the program. It's reaching beyond New York State trying to entice farmers to relocate here. Arlene Hall is a coordinator for "Come Farm With Us" and she tells Jonathan Brown that the program has already brought at least 75 farming families to the North Country.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh forums focus on refugees

Millions of people in the world live as refugees and internally displaced persons, uprooted from their homes by war and persecution. A pair of forums Thursday will examine...  Go to full article

The U.S. Border Patrol wants you

North Country residents need to report any unusual activity on the border to the federal government. That's the message the U-S Border Patrol delivered last week to the...  Go to full article

North Country tourism could take a hit from new passport rules

The 'Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative' went into effect yesterday. That's the official name of the new legislation requiring passports to enter or leave the U-S. The...  Go to full article

Fluctuating temperatures raise concerns over farming

Temperatures this winter have left a lot of people wondering... December's 70-degree days caused flowers to bloom - but also contributed to concerns over global warming. This...  Go to full article

Winter comes back to the North Country

Winter finally returned to the North Country today with snow, freezing rain and wintry conditions that have mostly been a no-show this season.

Tree limbs and...  Go to full article

Assessing the new political landscape in Albany

Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about how the new administration and legislature in Albany could affect issues in the North Country.  Go to full article

Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative...  Go to full article

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