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The U.S. Border Patrol wants you

North Country residents need to report any unusual activity on the border to the federal government. That's the message the U-S Border Patrol delivered last week to the Franklin County Legislature.

Ross Delacy is a supervisory agent with the department's Swanton Sector, which runs from Ogdensburg to the state line between New Hampshire and Maine.

Jonathan Brown asked him why his agency is soliciting help from locals and local legislatures.  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Country Music, Allen Hoey

Poet Allen Hoey left the region many years ago, but in his new collection, Country Music, he revisits his old North Country stomping grounds. He talks with Dale Hobson about remembered landscapes, and about writing and health. Allen Hoey's book, Country Music, is the next selection in NCPR's Books by Email serial. A few words of strong language are used in one poem.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton looks to spur North Country economy

Hilary Rodham Clinton held a press conference yesterday to talk about the issues facing cities in upstate New York. Mayors from Buffalo to Albany joined the Senator in an attempt to raise awareness of education, crime, community development block grants and brownfields. As Jonathan Brown reports, Clinton also spoke of the need to spur economic development in New York's rural areas.  Go to full article

Ethanol-cattle giant eyes St. Lawrence Co.

A bioenergy firm, Bion, that combines ethanol and beef production may want to build a plant in St. Lawrence County. As David Sommerstein reports, the facility would require...  Go to full article

North Country tourism could take a hit from new passport rules

The 'Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative' went into effect yesterday. That's the official name of the new legislation requiring passports to enter or leave the U-S. The...  Go to full article

DOT Canton Main St. plans raise concerns

Route 11, the road between Watertown and Plattsburgh, makes a sharp bend in Canton. And that's where state officials want to widen it. Village residents are opposed and they...  Go to full article

Giving Voice: Irate Primates

Hip-hop is the current hot spot in the melting pot of American culture, where art forms collide. Poetry, beats, music, found sound--it all comes together for Dominic Pirozzi...  Go to full article

About the Howard Jennings Group

Listening to the Howard Jennings Group, the Dave Matthews Band comes to mind, and yes, indeed, the college students in this rock band admit that Dave Matthews is one of their...  Go to full article
Confusion at their UpNorth Music Session

About Confusion

Most of the members of this 10-piece big band used to play in the pit orchestra for the Gouverneur High School musicals. They play regularly in and around their hometown to...  Go to full article
The Lime Hollow Boys: Ray Gardner, John Wolfe and Floyd Sherman

About The Lime Hollow Boys

For the past three years, this country band has been invited to perform at the Country Music Association meetings in Nashville, where, to their astonishment, fans crowd...  Go to full article

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