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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 several veteran Republicans in the process. When Democrats take control in January, their first items of business will be whether to keep longtime county administrator Don Brining and who to choose as chairperson. David Sommerstein spoke with one possible leader, Tedra Cobb, who was unopposed to win her second term. She says Democratic campaigned for more open and thoughtful government.  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 to raise some money. Hence, the election night supper. David Sommerstein asked diners at the Pierrepont fire department chicken and biscuit dinner about the war in Iraq and other issues that affected their vote.  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 first time in 13 years. David Sommerstein reports from the Best Western University Inn in Canton, where both parties gathered last night.  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

Small-Mart: local enonomies look beyond retail

Love 'em or hate 'em -- when you're in a conversation about "Wal-Mart" or the "big box economy", you're usually talking about retail. Either how the shopping is good, or the...  Go to full article

CITGO to heat Akwesasne for free

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting a big gift from South America. Venezuela's state-owned CITGO oil company is offering free home heating oil to residents who live on the...  Go to full article
A "Dia de los muertos" altar at SLU's Herring-Cole Hall

SLU observes "Day of the Dead"

The day after Halloween is traditionally consider "All Saints Day", among Christians. In Mexico, many observe an ancient Aztec celebration of the memory of deceased...  Go to full article
The American eel

Eel release "grand experiment"

Biologists in Canada are taking extreme measures to prevent the disappearance of a mysterious and fascinating fish. For the first time ever, they've stocked the St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

Ft. Drum explores training buffer

The construction boom around Fort Drum has military planners worried about keeping open space for the base itself. Earlier this month, Army officials met with agriculture...  Go to full article

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