Aug 19, 2014 — As the legal side of the kidnapping case kicks into gear, the St. Lawrence County Amish community is coping with the tragic ordeal.
An expert on Amish culture and religion says their coping hinges on the Amish sense of faith "by a deep belief that whatever is happening, they are in God's hands," says Karen Johnson-Weiner, an anthropology professor at SUNY Potsdam who has written several books about the Amish. "I think that provides them with a kind of courage that some of us might not have that keeps them from giving in to the despair." Go to full article
Jun 30, 2014 — State police are investigating an altercation at St. Mary's Church in Indian Lake over the weekend that left one man dead and two parishioners injured. Officials say Hamilton County sheriff's deputies and state police were called to the church just before 5 pm Saturday.
They found 44-year-old Jason Berg of Indian Lake unresponsive. Efforts by the local volunteer ambulance crew to revive him were unsuccessful and Berg was declared dead at the scene.
According to a statement issued by state police, Berg allegedly entered the church and started "shouting obscenities and throwing objects" at parishioners. Go to full article
May 15, 2014 — Travel half a mile down a tree-lined dirt road in southern Ontario, and you'll find an oasis, a wooden cabin surrounded by sprawling gardens. Diana Beresford-Kroeger lives... Go to full article
May 07, 2014 — GREECE, N.Y. (AP) The upstate New York residents who challenged their town board's prayer practice before the nation's highest court say their disappointment in losing is... Go to full article
Apr 03, 2014 — SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Some neighbors and former parishioners of a century-old Catholic church are protesting plans to remove six crosses from the roof and spires so the... Go to full article
Mar 24, 2014 — TROY, N.Y. (AP) After a sermon connecting the "Christian values" of America's founding fathers with the right to bear arms, an upstate New York Baptist minister has raffled... Go to full article