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Bombay garment factory closes, 75 to be laid off

Seventy-five workers in Bombay -- between Malone and Massena -- will lose their jobs this summer. Gildan Activewear, based in Montreal, will close its Bombay plant there on August 17. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

New law for Great Lakes ships

The St. Lawrence Seaway is now open to international ship traffic from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. But as Sarah Hulett reports, the start of this year's Great Lakes shipping season is raising questions about a new state law aimed at protecting the lakes from invasive species.  Go to full article
Wine flavor brands join more conventional treats

Move over rum raisin

A North Country dairy is one of the first in the country to make and sell wine ice cream. It's not wine-flavored, it's wine and cream - frozen. The mixture breaks some long-held culinary taboos and it's poised to make Mercer's Dairy in Boonville a national brand. There are three flavors out now: Ala Port, White Zinfandel - with peaches, and Raspberry Chardonnay. Roxaina Hurlburt is Mercer's spokeswoman. She told Jonathan Brown the wine ice cream was born in food fairs, where she met New York State winemakers.  Go to full article
Students in Ms. Caruso's 4th grade class in Potsdam pose wearing Adirondack attire

Chris Shaw goes back to school

Singer/songwriter Chris Shaw returned to a Potsdam elementary school this month for another songwriting program. This was the 19th year that he's worked with young people on...  Go to full article

Preview: Larry Ham?s Carousel

Pianist Larry Ham grew up in Millbrook, a small town near Poughkeepsie. Piano lessons as a child led to a love of music, specifically jazz. He graduated from the Crane...  Go to full article

One whopper of a fish story

Michele Whalen pulled a 10-pound Northern Pike out of the St. Lawrence River in front of her house. Next day it was the main ingredient for her prize-winning chowder in the...  Go to full article

Tainted pet food allegedly kills cats

The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but...  Go to full article
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO:  Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)

Plattsburgh women cap champ season, St. Lawrence Saints fall short

This weekend was the best of times and the worst of times for North Country hockey fans. The Plattsburgh State women's Cardinals won the Division 3 NCAA tournament on their...  Go to full article
Kevin Irwin

About Kevin Irwin

Kevin Irwin is a busy North Country musician. He's a full time student at the Crane School of Music, a member of the local band, Northbound, a busy solo performer and still...  Go to full article
SLU forward Sabrina Harbec (Source:  SLU)

Frozen Four hockey: St. Lawrence women face rematch with top-ranked Wisconsin

The St. Lawrence University women's hockey team will get a second chance tonight against the number-one ranked Wisconsin Badgers. Last year, the Badgers edged the Saints in...  Go to full article

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