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Diane Andrews prepares for the afternoon milking in the milk house.
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. Lawrence County. We've learned about calving and plowing and harvesting, round bales and square bales. But what REALLY makes dairy different from any other kind of farming are the daily milkings. That's where the series started, and that's where it'll end.  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. Jonathan Brown has more.  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 agreement yesterday. It ends a long battle to clean up the site and paves the way for construction of a replica of the 18th century fort. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lighting the candles - left to right? Right to left...?

Jewish students at St. Lawrence University were joined by Rabbi and professor Michael Greenwald to remember ancient history and holidays spent with family, and to settle a...  Go to full article

Solstice: celebrating the return of the sun

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Most of the customs, lore, symbols, and rituals associated with Christmas actually are linked to Winter...  Go to full article

60 job cuts at Alcoa

Alcoa announced yesterday it will cut more than 60 jobs at one of its plants in Massena. As David Sommerstein reports, the move is designed to make one of the aluminum...  Go to full article

No deal on civil confinement of sex offenders

The New York legislature failed to agree on a bill to civilly confine some sex offenders, after Assembly Democrats rejected a bill proposed by Governor Pataki in a special...  Go to full article

Books: Train Up a Child

Horse-drawn buggies and farmstands with homemade baskets, jams and fresh bread are a common sight along some of the backroads in the North Country. The Amish have been part...  Go to full article

Groups voice concerns over civil confinement plan

Tomorrow, the state legislature will return for a special session called by Governor Pataki to address the civil confinement of sexual predators. Last month, New York's...  Go to full article

Report: immigrants moving to rural America

The story of immigrants flooding America's cities is almost as old as the United States itself. But a new report shows a shifting trend. While cities remain the main...  Go to full article

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