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Giving Voice: Poetry for Peace at SLU

There has been poetry of war through all of history, celebrating glory, valor and conquest, sanctifying the sacrificed. But as modern warfare has become more mechanized and indiscriminate, modern poets have increasingly turned their pens toward themes of peace. At St. Lawrence University, poets, readers and listeners--both town and gown--gather monthly before a fireplace in huge overstuffed chairs to share their own work--or anything else that has caught their ear. While some in February's gathering touched on the politics of the current war, Dale Hobson was struck by how broad the landscape of peace becomes, when filtered through poetic imagination. The next Poetry for Peace reading takes place March 7, at 4:30 pm, in the Winston Room of the Student Center at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

It's one "Krazy" Downhill Derby

This old favorite with a twist is so crazy they spell it with a 'K'. Every February the folks in north Warren County show off their colorful, comical homemade sleds at a downhill derby in Chestertown. It's part of an annual gathering at Dynamite Hill that includes a broomball tournament, food and lots of late-winter socializing. On this Heard Up North, Joyce Hauck of the North Warren Chamber of Commerce describes the Derby... and a man who goes by 'Frog' talks about his sled:  Go to full article

JeffCo sheriff: understaffed for crime spike

Around 9,000 troops are expected back in Jefferson County by August. They'll be returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military and local law-enforcement officials are working together, trying to prevent the rise in crime other communities have experienced when soldiers come home.
County Sheriff John Burns remains worried, though. Problems ranging from domestic violence to car accidents could spike. And Burns says his department is short-staffed and isn't getting enough money to deal with Jefferson County's population boom.  Go to full article

Seaway sets earliest opening date

The St. Lawrence Seaway will re-open for shipping this year on March 21st. As David Sommerstein reports, it's the earliest opening in the waterway's 49-year history.  Go to full article

Flu virus strikes Potsdam

An infection is spreading across Potsdam. Since Sunday morning, the unnamed stomach ailment has driven several people to seek medical help. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Mystery illness strikes Potsdam

The stomach ailment tests the local hospital. Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article

North Country anglers compete for fish funds

Last year, Occidental Chemical, a company in the Buffalo area, agreed to pay New York $12 million for dumping toxic waste in the Niagara River in the 1980s. The chemicals...  Go to full article

Renowned conductor dies in Brushton

One of the top orchestra conductors of the 1940s and 50s died Tuesday in Brushton, in Franklin County, when he and his wife were caught in an early morning house fire....  Go to full article

Mohawk Catskills casino takes major step

Another big step forward for the St. Regis Mohawks' casino in the Catskills. Monday Governor Spitzer announced an agreement with tribal chiefs on a gaming compact. As David...  Go to full article
Members of Crosswinds during their UpNorth Music session

About Crosswinds

Until recently, this band was called the Thundertones, and it is the longest running band at Akwesasne. Fiddler Joe Jacobs was with the band when they began playing in 1955....  Go to full article

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