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A "Dia de los muertos" altar at SLU's Herring-Cole Hall
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 ancestors. The "Day of the Dead" is also celebrated in many Mexican-American communities. Todd Moe stopped by during preparations for a campus celebration at St. Lawrence University.  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 River with 144,000 American eels. David Sommerstein reports.  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 and conservation groups, like the Farm Bureau, Ducks Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy, as well as the DEC, about buying development easements around the Fort Drum reservation. The program could include hundreds of acres in Jefferson, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties. David Cutter is Fort Drum's community planner. He told David Sommerstein the protected land would create a buffer between training activities and the base's neighbors.  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
Congressman John McHugh (R-Pierrepont Manor)

McHugh, Johnson spar on foreign policy

Congressman John McHugh and Democratic challenger Robert Johnson sparred often in a debate at Massena town hall last night. The candidates for the 23rd district disagreed on...  Go to full article

Preview: international piano competition at Crane

NCPR is media sponsor for the Julia Crane International Piano Competition and Festival this weekend. 17 young pianists from around the world will compete for the top prize. ...  Go to full article

Botulism spreads in Great Lakes

A disease that has killed tens of thousands of birds is spreading throughout the Great Lakes region. The latest die-off occurred along a Lake Michigan shoreline. Linda...  Go to full article

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