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ExxonMobil to pay for fort cleanup

ExxonMobil will pay $6 million to remove gasoline contamination from the site of historic Fort La Presentation in Ogdensburg. The state comptroller's office announced the agreement yesterday. It ends a long battle to clean up the site and paves the way for construction of a replica of the 18th century fort. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lighting the candles - left to right? Right to left...?

Jewish students at St. Lawrence University were joined by Rabbi and professor Michael Greenwald to remember ancient history and holidays spent with family, and to settle a 2,000-year-old question.  Go to full article

Solstice: celebrating the return of the sun

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Most of the customs, lore, symbols, and rituals associated with Christmas actually are linked to Winter Solstice celebrations of ancient Pagan cultures. Winter Solstice has been celebrated in many cultures for thousands of years. This start of the solar year is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun. In ancient Europe, it was known as Yule, from the Old Norse word, jul, meaning wheel. Todd Moe attended the annual Winter Solstice Celebration at St. Lawrence University, where students and faculty used candles, songs, poems and a dance to welcome the new year.  Go to full article

60 job cuts at Alcoa

Alcoa announced yesterday it will cut more than 60 jobs at one of its plants in Massena. As David Sommerstein reports, the move is designed to make one of the aluminum...  Go to full article

No deal on civil confinement of sex offenders

The New York legislature failed to agree on a bill to civilly confine some sex offenders, after Assembly Democrats rejected a bill proposed by Governor Pataki in a special...  Go to full article

Books: Train Up a Child

Horse-drawn buggies and farmstands with homemade baskets, jams and fresh bread are a common sight along some of the backroads in the North Country. The Amish have been part...  Go to full article

Groups voice concerns over civil confinement plan

Tomorrow, the state legislature will return for a special session called by Governor Pataki to address the civil confinement of sexual predators. Last month, New York's...  Go to full article

Report: immigrants moving to rural America

The story of immigrants flooding America's cities is almost as old as the United States itself. But a new report shows a shifting trend. While cities remain the main...  Go to full article
Thistle Tulla-Carson listens back to a song during her UpNorth Music recording session.

About Thistle Tulla Carson and Jerry Lavene

Jazz vocalist Thistle Tulla Carson loves to evoke the glamour of the 1920s in her stage appearances. She dresses in velvet gowns, long gloves and pearls for performances,...  Go to full article
Jeremy Hutchins

About Jeremy Hutchins

Jeremy Hutchins studies visual arts during the day, and writes songs and plays music at night. The day we met him, he was planning to hit the slopes at Titus Mountain to...  Go to full article

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