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Lawmakers pass AG's student-loan bill

The state legislature has approved a bill proposed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to stop cheating in the student loan industry. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany  Go to full article

Investigation of Comptroller's office expands

The probe of possible illegal activities at the State Comptroller's office is widening, as the newly appointed State Comptroller, and State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, announced a widening of the investigation. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
M.J. Heisey and Eleanor Rosenthal

StoryCorps: Life in Nazi Germany

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. One of these mobile recording studios was in Canton last summer and among its visitors were Eleanor Rosenthal and her friend M.J. Heisey. Rosenthal lived in Nazi Germany as a child. Her father spent weeks in a concentration camp, and her family eventually immigrated to the U.S.  Go to full article
Raleigh Island on the St. Lawrence

Life (again) on the St. Lawrence

The ice is gone, the geese are back and there's plenty of sunshine. Just the sort of weather Ian Coristine has been waiting all winter for. We spoke with him last autumn as...  Go to full article

Doubling tax rebates for senior citizens

Senate Republicans are looking to double property tax breaks for New York' senior citizens, saying they were shortchanged in this year's state budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

High court judges bring down the gavel in Canton

New York State's second-highest court is coming to the North Country tomorrow. For only the second time, judges on the Appellate Division of the state's Supreme Court will...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: SLU students build a canoe

It's a big paddling weekend in Canton. Saturday and Sunday are the 46th Annual Rushton Memorial Canoe Races on the Grasse River. Among the racers in the college student...  Go to full article
Student poets at Little River Community School near Canton

Preview: Peace Poetry in Potsdam

The 5th annual North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest Reading, featuring the poetry of the wining students, is tonight (7-9 pm) in SUNY-Potsdam's Dunn Hall Theatre. Todd...  Go to full article

Reform in Albany no match for partisan politics

There's been some bitter rhetoric this week at the State Capitol, between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Republicans in the State Senate, over campaign finance practices. Karen...  Go to full article

Sexually violent predators must go home - if they're released

Earlier this year, Governor Spitzer won support among legislators for civil confinement: holding sexually violent predators after they've completed their prison sentences....  Go to full article

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