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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

Preview: King's Singers in Potsdam

The King's Singers perform Sunday night (7:30 pm) in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. For nearly 40 years, the ensemble has been delighting audiences around the world. Founded in 1968 at King's College in Cambridge, England, the King's Singers are one of the most acclaimed vocal groups. Todd Moe talks with countertenor Robin Tyson about the joy of singing.  Go to full article

Luring farmers north

St. Lawrence County's "Come Farm With Us" program might get a boost from the Progressive Farmer coverage. Launched in 2002 by Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, the marketing effort reaches beyond New York State to entice farmers to move north. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County ranked #6 in rural America

A national farming magazine rates St. Lawrence County the 6th best place to live in rural America. The Progressive Farmer releases its annual rural county rankings...  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...  Go to full article

Keeping an eye on the border

The federal government wants local people to help it keep an eye on the northern border. That's the message the US Border Patrol delivered last week to the Franklin County...  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

Giving Voice: Country Music, Allen Hoey

Poet Allen Hoey left the region many years ago, but in his new collection, Country Music, he revisits his old North Country stomping grounds. He talks with Dale Hobson...  Go to full article

Senator Clinton looks to spur North Country economy

Hilary Rodham Clinton held a press conference yesterday to talk about the issues facing cities in upstate New York. Mayors from Buffalo to Albany joined the Senator in an...  Go to full article

Ethanol-cattle giant eyes St. Lawrence Co.

A bioenergy firm, Bion, that combines ethanol and beef production may want to build a plant in St. Lawrence County. As David Sommerstein reports, the facility would require...  Go to full article

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