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Ontario & Quebec: Canada's St. Lawrence border region and the capital.

Theatre Review: "The Tempest" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

(Jul 25, 2014) It's generally agreed by scholars that "The Tempest" is Shakespeare's last play. One can see the play...

Thousand Islands controlled burn will protect rare pitch pines

(Jul 22, 2014) MALLORYTOWN, Ont. - Parks Canada is to start a controlled blaze today in Ontario's Thousand Islands...

Customs: possible traffic delays at Quebec border

(Jul 21, 2014) ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say there could be traffic delays at...
New York's Adirondack Mountains.
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Watercolorist Allen Blagden inspires "Moments" exhibit in Tupper Lake

(Jul 31, 2014) The art of one of the nation's best watercolorists is on display at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. It's...

Saranac Lake's drinking water cited for lead

(Jul 30, 2014) SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) State health officials say an Adirondack village's drinking water has too much...

Hillary Clinton signs "Hard Choices" in Saratoga Springs

(Jul 30, 2014) Hillary Clinton was in Saratoga Springs yesterday, signing copies of her book, Hard Choices, at...
St. Lawrence Valley:
New York side of the St. Lawrence Valley.
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Norwood Village Green Concert Series wraps up this weekend

(Jul 31, 2014) The Norwood Village Green Concert Series concludes its season with concerts by North Country musicians...

Bella-Brooke winery: a stop on the St. Lawrence County Wine Trail

(Jul 29, 2014) St. Lawrence county isn't a big wine destination — at least, not yet. But a New St. Lawrence...

Garrett Phillips murder suspect ordered to be released on bail

(Jul 25, 2014) The man charged for the 2011 murder of a 12 year-old boy in Potsdam has been ordered released on bail....
1000 Islands-Jefferson County:
New York's 1000 Islands region and Jefferson County.
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Three Thousand Island-area state parks get upgrades

(Jul 28, 2014) Long Point State Park in Lyme and Crane Point State Park in Redwood both have new boat...

Thousand Islands want help on what's scenic

(Jul 2, 2014) This summer, the Thousand Islands region is on a mission: to prove to the State of New York that it...

Life in Jefferson County? Good, not perfect

(Jun 27, 2014) People in Jefferson County are pretty happy with their quality of life, but they have some worries. The...
Champlain Valley NYChamplain Valley: New York side of the Champlain Valley.

Japanese beetles!!? What to do!?

(Jul 28, 2014) Japanese beetles own a particular place in the gardener's journal. They are destructive. They come en...

How to harvest and keep garlic

(Jul 21, 2014) Garlic is easy to plant, and doesn't usually require a whole lot of attention as it grows. It comes up,...

For lawn and garden: the do's and don'ts of fertilizing

(Jul 14, 2014) It's illegal to fertilize a lawn with phosporous in New York State. The Department of Environmental...
Tug Hill-
Lewis County
The Tug Hill Plateau and Lewis County New York.

Is this really a biz plan for the North Country?

(Dec 17, 2013) Last month Centerstate CEO, a Syracuse-based economic development group, released a plan for a region...

How do you cope with that much snow?

(Dec 13, 2013) The Tug Hill Plateau has gotten big snow this week, and it's still coming.Carol Yerdon lives up there,...

Parts of upstate NY getting lake-effect snow

(Dec 11, 2013) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) More than a foot of snow has fallen in towns south of Buffalo and more is expected as...
Vermont's Champlain Valley region.

Preservation efforts discussed for covered bridges

(Jul 29, 2014) TUNBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) The Vermont town of Tunbridge is trying to come up with ways to protect its five...

Vermont writer wins National Medal of the Arts

(Jul 28, 2014) MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) Novelist, poet and Middlebury College instructor Julia Alvarez has won a National...

This weekend in the Adirondacks

(Jul 25, 2014) John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks...