Jan 30, 2007 — 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
Jan 30, 2007 — 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 the plight of women and children refugees worldwide. One of the featured speakers, Wendy Young, grew up in Saranac Lake and is Coordinator of U.S. Government and External Relations for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. She told Todd Moe that her office works with refugees in over 100 counties, and as a liaison between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2007 — 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 Franklin County Legislature.
Ross Delacy is a supervisory agent with the department's Swanton Sector, which runs from Ogdensburg to the state line between New Hampshire and Maine.
Jonathan Brown asked him why his agency is soliciting help from locals and local legislatures. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2007 — 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
Jan 18, 2007 — 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
Jan 05, 2007 — 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
Dec 08, 2006 — Traditional fiddler Vincent Boyea grew up on the border of Franklin County where fiddlers from Quebec, Ontario and Northern New York played dances together and influenced... Go to full article
Nov 15, 2006 — International Paper has canceled a controversial plan to burn tire chips as an alternative fuel source at the company's mill in Ticonderoga. IP announced yesterday that had... Go to full article