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Sportsmen's rights advocate exits political stage

One of the North Country's most vocal leaders in local government stepped down unexpectedly last week. Colton town supervisor Hank Ford was known for his combative style and ardent support for private land, snowmobilers, and ATV riders in the Adirondacks. Ford was supervisor for almost 10 years. He's also the regional leader of the Conservative Party. He says he resigned due to health problems and to spend more time with his two grandsons. But Ford's critics have speculated that the reason's more than personal. Ford took heat when Colton dropped its two-year-old veto of the state's purchase of land owned by International Paper. Two months later, Colton got a million dollar state grant to improve parks and athletic fields. Some residents suggested the two were linked. Ford told David sommerstein the town lifted the veto because Albany agreed to drop a challenge to Colton's assessment of state land.  Go to full article

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...  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

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