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

Tapes show confusion, misteps in Quebec oil train disaster

(Aug 22, 2014) For the first time, audio recordings have emerged from the Lac Megantic oil train disaster in Canada...

Preview: "The Ugly One" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

(Aug 20, 2014) The summer theater season continues at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario with the...

Ottawa food bank flips the paradigm

(Aug 18, 2014) Most food banks work in a simple way. They take in donations of food, almost any food, and they hand it...
New York's Adirondack Mountains.
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Essex County man sentenced for stealing $717K from employer

(Aug 22, 2014) ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) A 64-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to five to 15 years in...

This weekend in the Adirondacks

(Aug 22, 2014) John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks...

In Old Forge, can bears stay wild and coexist with humans?

(Aug 22, 2014) The hamlet of Old Forge sees huge numbers of tourists this time every year. Many people come from all...
St. Lawrence Valley:
New York side of the St. Lawrence Valley.
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Canton ex-guard pleads guilty to running family off road

(Aug 22, 2014) CANTON, N.Y. (AP) A former jail guard is facing more than 10 years behind bars for running his family...

Corning celebrates expansion, 40 new jobs in Canton

(Aug 22, 2014) State and local leaders dug shovels into dirt yesterday to celebrate the expansion of the Corning plant...

4 St. Lawrence fishing tips from the Bassmasters

(Aug 22, 2014) Today is day two of the Bassmasters Elite tournament on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. The event is...
1000 Islands-Jefferson County:
New York's 1000 Islands region and Jefferson County.
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Support at Ft. Drum for missile site that may never be built

(Aug 21, 2014) Fort Drum is one of four locations the military is considering for a missile defense site for the East...

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

(Aug 14, 2014) FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is...

Coast Guard rescues five on St. Lawrence, one on Lake Ontario

(Aug 11, 2014) ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling the waters of the...
Champlain Valley NYChamplain Valley: New York side of the Champlain Valley.

Discussion: oil tanker train traffic through the North Country

(Aug 19, 2014) Tonight at the Whallonsburg Grange, community leaders and members of the public from the Champlain...

Algae bloom alert issued in St. Albans Bay

(Aug 12, 2014) ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) Health officials have issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay....

Group adds Plattsburgh's Old Stone Barracks to "save" list

(Aug 6, 2014) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Pre-Civil War barracks on the grounds of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base have been...
Tug Hill-
Lewis County
The Tug Hill Plateau and Lewis County New York.

Investigators are reconstructing fatal crash, race tracks make safety changes

(Aug 13, 2014) According to the Watertown Daily Times the Ontario County sheriff investigating the death of Kevin Ward...

NY kicks in to help job-seekers in Jefferson and Lewis counties

(Aug 8, 2014) New York is kicking in up to $1.3 million to help the long-term unemployed find work in Jefferson and...

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...
Vermont's Champlain Valley region.

Snow gun exchange program to help energy costs

(Aug 21, 2014) KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Ski resorts in Vermont are upgrading their snowmaking equipment with help from a...

Secretary of State gives Vermont primary info

(Aug 19, 2014) MONTPELER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is reminding people about the requirements to...

Jim Jeffords, icon of Vermont politics, dead at 80

(Aug 19, 2014) One of Vermont's most prominent political figures passed away on Monday. Jim Jeffords represented...