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State looks for input on ?rooftop? highway

State officials hope to accelerate a plan for a rooftop highway with a series of public meetings across the North Country this week. The idea of a highway between Watertown and Plattsbrugh is more than 30 years old. Martha Foley has more.

Schedule of meetings:

11/14, 7 pm: Best Western University Inn, Canton
11/15, 7 pm: Franklin Co. Courthouse, Malone
11/16, 7 pm: Old County Courthouse, Plattsburgh  Go to full article

"Rooftop highway" meetings, revisited

State officials hope to move along a plan for a rooftop highway across the North Country this week with a series of public meetings. David Sommerstein reports.

Schedule of meetings:

11/13, 3 pm: Lowville town hall
11/13, 7 pm: Dulles Office Building, Watertown
11/14, 7 pm: Best Western University Inn, Canton
11/15, 7 pm: Franklin Co. Courthouse, Malone
11/16, 7 pm: Old County Courthouse, Plattsburgh  Go to full article

Windmills spark jobs and power

A developer submitted an application for a wind farm in Cape Vincent last week. According to the Watertown Daily Times, AES Acciona Wind Power NY wants to erect 65 wind turbines south of the village along Route 12E. The company will set up an escrow account to pay expenses as the town conducts an environmental review. Cape Vincent planning board chairman Richard Edsall told the Times, "we have the right to outside professional expertise, and we intend to use it." Two wind farm proposals in Cape Vincent have sparked controversy over how far turbines should be allow to be built from homes, roads, and the St. Lawrence River.

A boom in the wind power industry nationwide is helping the St. Lawrence Seaway. Freighters are carrying loads of turbine blades and tower pieces from Denmark and other countries in Europe to ports in the Great Lakes. In fact, wind energy developers are ordering so many windmills, they're running into a supply problem. Now there are plans to build factories to produce windmills in the U.S. It's all happening in spite of inconsistent federal support. The Environment Report's Stephanie Hemphill reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Eliza Gilkyson in Edwards

Contemporary singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson gives a concert this Sunday (7 pm) at the Edwards Opera House. She's been called one of the most original and influential folk...  Go to full article

Canton teens tackle Shakespeare

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens tonight at Canton high school's auditorium (7 pm). The plot: Lovers lives are complicated by laws, feuding faerie...  Go to full article

New leadership in St. Lawrence County

Democrats swept into the majority in the St. Lawrence County legislature Tuesday night for the first time in 13 years. They picked up an unexpected five seats and toppled...  Go to full article

Election Night diners on the issues

It's a rare night in rural northern New York when so many people travel into town as they do on Election night. Local fire departments and VFWs figured it was a good chance...  Go to full article

Democratic tide hits St. Lawrence County

Democrats scored major upsets in the St. Lawrence County legislature. Three long-standing Republican lawmakers lost their seats. Democrats will have a majority for the...  Go to full article

47th Senate: The "forgotten race"

You could call the race in the 47th State Senate district the "forgotten" campaign, especially here in the North Country. It's played second fiddle to more high-profile...  Go to full article
Paul Jamieson (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)

Paul Jamieson dies at 103

Noted author, professor and avid canoeist Paul Jamieson died Saturday morning in Canton at 103. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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