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Heard up North: The Road with Two Names

We've been talking about place names in the north country. But what about when people try to change those names? Today's heard up north is a cautionary tale of sorts. Bobby Gordon is manager of Literacy Volunteers of St Lawrence County. Gregory Warner met her last year when he reported on a scrabble competition that Literacy Volunteers hosted. He called her back to talk about why her road in Slab City now has two names.  Go to full article

Bush friend new Seaway chief

A close friend and college roommate of President Bush was sworn in as the new head of the St. Lawrence Seaway yesterday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Vince and Louise Boyea in their rural Westville, NY home.<br /><br />

TAUNY honors local ?legends?

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, will honor masters of traditional life at the 2006 North Country Heritage Awards this weekend. The awards will be presented at the 14th annual Salute to North Country Legends on Sunday (2 pm) at Canton's Best Western University Inn. This year's awards, which recognize the recipients' contributions to the traditions and local culture of northern New York, will be presented to Chief Tom Porter, the spokesman and chief spiritual leader of the Mohawk community in Fonda; the Greek pastry makers of St. Vasilios Church in Watertown; Barry Gregson, a builder of rustic furniture from Schroon Lake; and Vincent and Louise Boyea, French-American musicians from Westville. Vince Boyea is a quiet, shy man. But put a fiddle in his hands and he knows how to start a few toes tapping. Todd Moe has this profile.  Go to full article

Gasification: alternative energy miracle?

The Potsdam-based Zeropoint Clean Technology is building a privately funded plant in Massena. It's scheduled to be built by early 2007. It's a small test facility, but the...  Go to full article
Radio producer Shea Shackelford

Big Shed: Radio for, by the people

Radio producer Shea Shackelford is an audio zealot. He's done stories for NPR and Public Radio International. He also hosts an independent podcast called Big Shed. ...  Go to full article

Heard up North: My "Green" Bathroom

Everybody loves an open house. Now you can check out your neighbor's cabinets AND cut your energy bills. Saturday, October 7th from 10-4 the GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN HOUSE will...  Go to full article

Canton rally protests Bush policies

Nearly 100 people rallied yesterday in Canton against new laws outlining military tribunals and interrogation techniques that passed in Washington last week. Martha Foley...  Go to full article
Workers finish installing the organ's cleaned and repaired pipes

Hosmer organ gets a new voice

Audiences will once again hear a familiar voice in the concert hall at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam later this month. Over the last six months, experts from...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Haws, We Gotch Ye

In their weekly series on North Country place names, Dale Hobson and Gregory Warner discuss a bogus origin for the name "Oswegatchie" as well as the truth... we also hear...  Go to full article
Dr. Bob Johnson

Johnson takes on McHugh, Iraq war

Democrat Bob Johnson is visiting all 11 counties of the 23rd Congressional District this week. In Canton yesterday, he said people's disapproval of the war in Iraq gives him...  Go to full article

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