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Heard Up North: Snow Day!

Snow day. Those two words have sparked more children's cheers than almost any other phrase in the English language. Parents have a more... shall we say, nuanced reaction, but today - when classes were canceled at dozens of schools across the North Country - a Heard Up North from one mom who's having a ball: Theresa Brownell.  Go to full article

Blizzard bears down on the North Country

The snow storm that moved through the area could go down as one of the biggest in Vermont's history. More than two feet of snow were expected to fall by morning, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist John Goff. That was welcome news to struggling ski areas. Schools closed, so did many public offices and even private businesses. Sometimes these closures mean more people on the slopes, but warnings that a blizzard was bearing down on the region may have kept a lot of people in doors. Goff explains why the National Weather Service issued the blizzard warning.  Go to full article

Returning soldiers face another fight: reacclimation

As many as 9,000 troops are expected to return to Fort Drum from Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of August. Speculation has run rampant on the impact this influx will have on Watertown and the rest of the North Country. Jefferson County Sheriff John Burns - when running for re-election - said crime will rise. And there may not be enough housing or jobs for returning soldiers. The military - and military families - are asking a different question: What impact will coming home have on the soldiers themselves? Retired Army Captain Jim Wilkes knows that impact first-hand. After returning from overseas, he started the non-profit Angel Trax to serve soldiers and their families. Jonathan Brown asked him what issues the soldiers are likely to confront once they're back home.  Go to full article
Seaway Admin. Terry Johnson

Seaway: invasive species "high priority"

We've been reporting on invasive species in the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes for years, ever since foreign freighters brought zebra mussels from the Caspian Sea. ...  Go to full article
Dougie MacLean at the Aberlemno Stone, Angus, Scotland

Preview: Dougie MacLean in Potsdam

One of Scotland's most successful and popular folk singers visits the North Country this week. Dougie MacLean performs in SUNY-Potsdam's Hosmer Hall this Thursday night...  Go to full article

Riding the plow: Farming under several feet of snow

People across the country are fascinated by the recent snow squalls off Lake Ontario. Almost 12 feet of snow piled up in Oswego and Lewis Counties. It's the stuff of big,...  Go to full article

McHugh urges tightening Iraq War purse strings

The North Country's representative in Congress is urging fellow House members to use legislative means to influence how the U.S. wages war in Iraq.  Go to full article
Marylee Ballou shows off one of her six scrapbooks

Celebrating the art of scrapbooks

A new exhibit on scrapbooks opens at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) this weekend. "Memories to Share: A Sample of North Country Scrapbooks" opens Saturday...  Go to full article

Snow slams parts of the North Country

This week, lake-effect snow squalls have hit Oswego, Jefferson and Lewis Counties... hard. Measurements could go over 100 inches in some places.
James Martin is Director...  Go to full article

River advocates to push for cleaner ballast

The environmental group Save The River is kicking off a campaign to urge Seaway freighters to clean their ballast water this weekend in Alexandria Bay. At the group's annual...  Go to full article

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