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Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton. Van Loo says warm weather now isn't necessarily bad for farms, but he worries North Country farmers will pay for the warm spell later.  Go to full article

North Country in Spitzer's speech

There were some direct North Country references in Governor Spitzer's State of the State speech. Martha Foley has a summary, including reactions from regional lawmakers.  Go to full article

Scozzafava praises Spitzer's speech

North Country Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a Republican, called the State of the State "a great speech". Scozzafava is minority whip in her chamber. She says Governor Spitzer's plans include measures that Assembly Republicans have long fought for, like civil confinement of violent sex offenders. She told David Sommerstein yesterday she was most impressed with Spitzer's call for reform.  Go to full article

Exploring Kerouac?s On the Road

35 SUNY-Potsdam students hit the road this week for an audio documentary project to explore the places that inspired Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road. 2007 marks its...  Go to full article
Dominic Pirozzi and Carlos Moses are Irate Primates

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 the duo Irate...  Go to full article

Coming soon: direct flights to Boston

North Country residents will soon be able to fly directly to Boston. Montana-based Big Sky Airlines won a federal subsidy to fly 19-seat aircraft from Watertown, Ogdensburg...  Go to full article

Reward offered in Canton bank robbery

State police and FBI officials continue to analyze evidence related to last week's bank robbery in Canton. SeaComm Federal Credit Union and the FBI have offered a $15,000...  Go to full article
Diane Andrews prepares for the afternoon milking in the milk house.

A Year on the Farm: Going Out Quietly?

As the year comes to an end, so does our series A Year on the Farm. David Sommerstein's been sending regular postcards from Bob Andrews 80-cow dairy near Gouverneur in St....  Go to full article

UPDATE ON CANTON BANK ROBBERY

Canton police say the robbery of a village bank yesterday was "a serious crime." The suspects allegedly tied up bank employees after brandishing a gun to force their way in....  Go to full article

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...  Go to full article

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