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Can pellet heat catch fire in the North Country?

This winter, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County has been holding seminars on using wood or grass pellets to heat homes, farms, and businesses. They've been a hit. Almost 200 people packed a pelletizing workshop in Madrid last month. Extension's Pete Barney says concerns about global warming and reliance on foreign oil are adding up. Barney told David Sommerstein the problem is supply lags behind the demand.  Go to full article

Legal battle may hold up jail construction

A labor dispute may delay construction of the new St. Lawrence County jail. A non-union contractor and a county resident are asking the state Supreme Court to stop the county from issuing any construction contracts, pending a review of its "project labor agreement," or PLA. As Jonathan Brown reports, these agreements define how governments award their lucrative building contracts.  Go to full article
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock

Preview: Warm stories for a Chili Night

Storyteller Bill Smith and champion fiddler Don Woodcock present an evening of stories and music at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton Saturday night. A chili dinner starts at six and music and stories begin at 7 o'clock. All the proceeds benefit Heifer International and the work it does globally and locally. Todd Moe talks with Heuvelton farmer Brian Bennett who will give a presentation Saturday night on the Northern New York Farmers Partnership.  Go to full article
Kimmy Matthews serves it up fried on "wing night"

Heard Up North: Wing Night in Heuvelton

The little village of Heuvelton is on the banks of the Oswegatchie just upriver from Ogdensburg. It's probably best known as a cheese-making town. But on Wednesday nights,...  Go to full article

Army may pull NC air med-evac support

The North Country could soon lose one of only two air med-evac providers. The region has been covered by Life Flight - a non-profit that uses one state-police helicopter...  Go to full article

Look skyward: Saturn and a lunar eclipse

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Martha Foley for a conversation about the late winter sky and more news from on high.  Go to full article
<i>Hug</i>, photo by Libby Chapman, from the <i>Support Love</i> exhibit at SLU

Films/photos explore gay/lesbian issues

NCPR is media sponsor for the 5th Annual "Out at the Movies" Film Festival taking place in Canton and Potsdam from tonight through Monday, March 5th. The films include...  Go to full article

Salmonella hits the North Country

The state Department of Health has confirmed 34 cases of salmonella across the state - three in St Lawrence County. In all cases, the bacterial infection came from peanut...  Go to full article

Salmonella hits the North Country

The state Department of Health has confirmed 34 cases of salmonella across the state - three in St Lawrence County. In all cases, the bacterial infection came from peanut...  Go to full article

UPS truck safety questioned

The state attorney general's office is investigating the condition of UPS delivery trucks in the North Country. The probe follows allegations from a whistleblower in...  Go to full article

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