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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 Solstice celebrations of ancient Pagan cultures. Winter Solstice has been celebrated in many cultures for thousands of years. This start of the solar year is a celebration of light and the rebirth of the sun. In ancient Europe, it was known as Yule, from the Old Norse word, jul, meaning wheel. Todd Moe attended the annual Winter Solstice Celebration at St. Lawrence University, where students and faculty used candles, songs, poems and a dance to welcome the new year.  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 maker's ailing divisions profitable.  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 session. The legislature adjourned without acting on many other issues, including pay raises. Karen DeWitt reports.  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
Thistle Tulla-Carson listens back to a song during her UpNorth Music recording session.

About Thistle Tulla Carson and Jerry Lavene

Jazz vocalist Thistle Tulla Carson loves to evoke the glamour of the 1920s in her stage appearances. She dresses in velvet gowns, long gloves and pearls for performances,...  Go to full article
Jeremy Hutchins

About Jeremy Hutchins

Jeremy Hutchins studies visual arts during the day, and writes songs and plays music at night. The day we met him, he was planning to hit the slopes at Titus Mountain to...  Go to full article
Chris Clarke, from Swimming In Speakers, getting ready to record for UpNorth Music.

About Swimming In Speakers

Chris Clarke lived all over the United States and Europe before returning to his hometown last year. While living in Los Angeles, he became very interested in electronic...  Go to full article

No Song

Performed by Swimming in Speakers in Malone, NY for UpNorth Music.  Go to full article

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