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Community Calendar Events for The Tug Hill region and Lewis County


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Special Reports

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Audio Slideshow:
Life beneath the Tug Hill wind turbines
David Sommerstein talks with neighbors of the Maple Ridge windfarm on the Tug Hill Plateau to find out what it's like living with the new energy technology in your own back yard.
Photo Audio Essay
Protecting the Tug Hill Plateau: Fish Creek
Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. David Sommerstein visited the “East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest” to see how the plan is shaping up.

Scozzafava praises Spitzer's speech

North Country Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a Republican, called the State of the State "a great speech". Scozzafava is minority whip in her chamber. She says Governor Spitzer's plans include measures that Assembly Republicans have long fought for, like civil confinement of violent sex offenders. She told David Sommerstein yesterday she was most impressed with Spitzer's call for reform.  Go to full article

Coming soon: direct flights to Boston

North Country residents will soon be able to fly directly to Boston. Montana-based Big Sky Airlines won a federal subsidy to fly 19-seat aircraft from Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena airports. This may signal the end of service from the same airports on Mesa Airlines - which has used the federal subsidy to fly passengers to Pittsburgh. Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article

A postcard from the Tug Hill side of Winter

Winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling are big business in the North Country. For many people, they're also a passion and a way of life. Adirondack reporter Brian Mann chased skiable snow as storms hit parts of the region earlier this month. He sent this audio postcard from the Tug Hill.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A year on the farm...in Poland

A trip across the Atlantic for Today's Heard Up North. You may have heard stories from David Sommerstein's Year on the Farm series. He's been reporting on what happens...  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

47th Senate: The "forgotten race"

You could call the race in the 47th State Senate district the "forgotten" campaign, especially here in the North Country. It's played second fiddle to more high-profile...  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...  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
Assembly-woman Dee Dee Scozza-fava (R-Gouverneur)

Candidates espouse views from "foothills"

The race for the 122nd Assembly district is a rarity these days - no dueling polls, no mudslinging, and relatively small amounts of money. Republican DeDe Scozzafava is...  Go to full article

Environmental group sues over ATVs

The Adirondack Council and a group of local residents are suing Lewis County's legislature, hoping to block ATV access to county-owned public forest land. Four-wheel riding...  Go to full article

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