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Learn, but not too much: inside the Amish school

There are still places in America where the Amish go to public schools. But here in the North Country, and in most other communities, the Amish learn in Amish schools. The schools go up to 8th grade. They use textbooks that are thirty, sometimes a hundred years old. And their methods are very different. Karen Johnson-Weiner is an anthropology professor at SUNY Potsdam. She's been visiting Amish schools; her book about Amish schools will be released later this year. She told Gregory Warner that the real growth in Amish schools came as public schools changed, in the 70s. Schools got bigger, and a high school education became mandatory.  Go to full article
Eels climb the new ladder. Photo: NYPA

Eels navigate new "ladder" at Massena power dam

There was encouraging news for eels yesterday. The New York Power Authority opened a new eel ladder to enable the threatened aquatic species to safely climb the Moses-Saunders Power Dam in Massena. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Dems challenge GOP in St. Lawrence County

Road repair and paying for a new jail figure to be the hot topics in St. Lawrence County this fall. All 15 county legislative seats are up for re-election. Republicans currently hold a three-seat advantage. But four Republicans and one Democrat are stepping down, leaving five open races. GOP leaders say they've made the case for another four years in the majority. But Democrats have run off a series of victories since 2000, and they believe they take the legislature for the first time in 13 years. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Power Dam jam in Massena

NCPR is media sponsor for the first ever St. Lawrence River Power Dam Jam Music Festival at the New York Power Authority Visitor Center at Hawkins Point in Massena this...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool?

With heat indices climbing into triple-digits on Tuesday, how are you keeping cool? From the airconditioned aisles of the P&C in Potsdam...to Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool, Part II

The streets of Canton were practically deserted during the hottest hours on Tuesday afternoon. But our intern David White met 2 moms and 8 kids coming out of the Canton Free...  Go to full article

Cheese plant re-opens as Amish trust

The Heritage cheese plant in St. Lawrence County will re-open tomorrow after a one-month shutdown. The Amish farmers who sell their milk there will become owners in a unique...  Go to full article
"Your Logo Here": Dan Sullivan-Catlin, Derek Maus, Kevin Smith and David Brown in the NCPR studio

A song to celebrate July's weather

The Potsdam band Your Logo Here reviews this month's weather -- muggy, buggy and rain. Their improvised "Weather Happened" segment was part of a live performance last...  Go to full article

RadioBob goes to the library

RadioBob Sauter bicycled down to the newly renovated Canton Library to check out the accommodations. He discovered 40,000 books, a cool vestibule, and eventually--the...  Go to full article

Wise Buys, Hackett's eye merger

Two North Country retail chains may join forces. The move could position Hackett's and Wise Buys to better compete with the arrival of new "big box" giants, like Walmart. ...  Go to full article

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