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Paul Jamieson (photo: Adirondack Mountain Club)
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 impact on downtown is bad. Or vice versa. But a new book is encouraging small business people and local economic developers - even consumers -- to look beyond retail. Economist Michael Shuman has already written a book called Going Local. Now he's gone deeper into the relationship between the big box, and the small business. His latest book is called The Small-Mart Revolution: how local businesses are beating the global competition. Martha Foley sat down with him, and Karen St. Hilaire of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce during a return visit to the North Country.  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 U.S. side of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. David Sommerstein reports.  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

Artists open their studio doors

NCPR is media sponsor for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council annual Artists' Studio Tour this weekend. The event starts Friday and continues through Sunday afternoon. The...  Go to full article
A ghostly view of Dark Island's Singer Castle. (photo: Allan Smith)

Musical Halloween treat

Organist Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, who divides her time between Canton and Washington D.C., gave a pipe organ recital of music for Halloween recently. The program included...  Go to full article

Taking voters' temperature in Massena

After Wednesday night's debate between John McHugh and Bob Johnson in Massena, David Sommerstein asked some potential voters what was on their mind as election day approached.  Go to full article
The Akwesasne Mohawk casino

Mohawk chief lays out casino plans

On Wednesday the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced a 100 million dollar expansion of its Akwesasne Mohawk casino. Details are still fuzzy. But plans call for a hotel,...  Go to full article

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