Dec 05, 2013 — This week, our Prison Time Media Project is examining the North Country's vast complex of prisons. It's an industry from Cape Vincent to Chateaugay that employs thousands of people in a region with few other options.
Today we ask - what if? What if the crime rate continues to drop and the number of inmates locked up continues to fall? What if, as Governor Cuomo has advocated, New York keeps closing prisons, as it did in Lyon Mountain and Gabriels?
What's next for the North Country's prison towns?
One tiny not-for-profit from New York City has an idea. Take the money saved from shuttering prisons and spend that money on agriculture. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A proposed wind farm in Cape Vincent, in Jefferson County, has been in limbo since energy company BP said earlier this year that it's planning to sell off its entire wind power division. Town officials have been anxious for news about the wind farm's fate since then. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A holiday tradition that's provided toys and clothing for needy families in the Canton area for decades continues this season. The Angel Tree tags, organized by the Canton Church and Community Program, are available on Christmas trees at local businesses, participating churches in Canton and the St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton student centers. Over 250 children in Canton, Hermon, Clare, Dekalb, Russell and Rensselaer Falls will be served.
Organizer Pat Alden says, like similar programs in other communities, taking and fulfilling an Angel Tree tag helps provide a much brighter holiday for area children. Anyone looking for a tag can call Pat at 854-8130.Go to full article
Dec 03, 2013 — A St. Lawrence County teacher and author says what started out as an effort to compile a list of War of 1812 soldiers became a book about some of the places, personalities... Go to full article
Nov 27, 2013 — On the surface, Canton Central School is really vibrant: happy kids talking in the hallway and laughing at lunch, teachers engaged in their work. But the school is also deep... Go to full article
Nov 21, 2013 — Prescription drugs can get expensive, especially for people without health insurance. There are discount cards available at local government offices, but a lot of people... Go to full article
Nov 20, 2013 — Gender is increasingly understood as something that's decidedly not a black and white issue. Kelly Metzgar was born a boy. Now, in her mid-fifties, she's starting to live as... Go to full article