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District founder, Clifton Thompson, is presented an award by Bob Andrews.
District founder, Clifton Thompson, is presented an award by Bob Andrews.

A St. Lawrence farm institution celebrates 50th

A foundation stone of conservation in the North Country turns 50 this year. The St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated its anniversary with a luncheon at Mullin's restaurant in Gouverneur Monday. From field drainage and tree planting to fish stocking and watershed management, the district is involved in most agricultural and environmental projects in St. Lawrence County. Its history reflects America's, and the North Country's, agrarian roots. David Sommerstein attended Monday's luncheon.  Go to full article

More Canadians cross border for cheap airfare

Canadians are crossing the border in growing numbers to fly out of U.S airports. Gary DeYoung says they're drawn by cheaper airfares. He's director of the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council. And he wants the North Country's new air service to Boston from Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown to tap into this growing market. It could help them meet the critical goal of 10,000 passengers. This would earn the airports an additional million dollars from the federal government, as part of the subsidy that brought Big Sky Airlines to the region. DeYoung talked to Jonathan Brown.  Go to full article
Leon Fleisher

Preview: Fleisher concert in Potsdam

World-renowned conductor and pianist Leon Fleisher and acclaimed pianists Katherine Jacobson Fleisher and Paul Wyse will join the Crane Symphony Orchestra in a concert Saturday night (7:30 pm) in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. It's free and open to everyone. The concert will feature music of Ravel, Poulenc and Liszt. Todd Moe spoke with Fleisher about the concert and a neurological disorder that temporarily put his career on hold.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Playboys Band

About The Adirondack Playboys Band

Several of the members of this mostly family band started their musical careers playing the ukulele. They play often in American Legion and VFW halls in Lewis County, where...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh public television toppled in Plattsburgh

One of the North Country's largest public television stations will be off the air for at least a week following the collapse of a 400-foot tower on Lyon Mountain. Martha...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Dairy Subsidies

This year's state budget includes $30 million of assistance for New York's dairy farmers. Farmers have to apply for the money by next Friday. Milk prices have been low, while...  Go to full article
Ruth Garner and Anne Malone

StoryCorps: A Potsdam mother remembers her son

StoryCorps is an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At permanent StoryCorps booths in...  Go to full article

Ranks of uninsured grow at alarming rate

A recent survey by the St Lawrence County Health Initiative found more than 33% of residents don't have any health insurance. State and federal studies indicate only 10% are...  Go to full article

Ballast law battle builds

The fight over foreign invasive pests in cargo ships is heating up. Mark Brush reports environmental and conservation groups are going to court to defend one of the toughest...  Go to full article

Potsdam hosts Connections and Intersections campus festival

Faculty, students and staff at SUNY Potsdam will host a campus festival this week that's open to the public. The festival will feature lectures, panels, workshops, seminars...  Go to full article

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