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North Country reacts to budget speech

Martha Foley talks with NCPR Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann about Spitzer's budget proposal and what it could mean for the North Country.  Go to full article

Luring farmers north

St. Lawrence County's "Come Farm With Us" program might get a boost from the Progressive Farmer coverage. Launched in 2002 by Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence Counties, the marketing effort reaches beyond New York State to entice farmers to move north. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/31/07

Governor Eliot Spitzer's proposed budget, by the numbers... And heated debate over cell phone towers on the Northway.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/30/07

An in-depth look at the Big Tupper resort... Governor Spitzer by the numbers... And we hear about a regional program that's enticing farmers to move to the North Country.  Go to full article

Winter wit on a cold morning

Indian Lake resident Daisy Kelly helps keep an eye on the weather for NCPR in the southern Adirondacks. She phoned-in a couple of bitterly cold temperature updates early this morning, and later shared some mid-winter wit and wisdom with Martha Foley and Todd Moe.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/29/07

The Adirondack Park & Resort Club takes another step forward... Governor Spitzer drafts tough new guidelines for public schools... And, what the hay, another installment of 'A Year on the Farm.'  Go to full article

Tupper developer says Saratoga firms may share project

Developer Michael Foxman says he's in negotiation with three outside firms that might take over development of homes and great camps at the new resort proposed for Tupper Lake. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A Year on the Farm #5: Hay is for haylage

It's sub-zero outside right now, but in A Year on the Farm time, it's steamy summer. Each Monday, we're re-airing David Sommerstein's series of stories on dairy farming with Bob Andrews. Mid-summer in the North Country, you see miles and miles of hay. Hay in round bales, square bales, wrapped in white plastic, lined in long strips across fields, piled in a big wagon hitched to the back of a tractor. Today's episode of A Year on the Farm is all about hay.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 1/26/07

Reaction from Fort Drum troops who had their tours of duty extended by four months... The U.S. Border Patrol asks for help from North Country residents... Appointments in Albany... And the first skate of the season on Ottawa's Rideau Canal.  Go to full article

Preview: Matt Haimovitz in Lowville

Cellist Matt Haimovitz has established himself as one of classical music's most adventurous artists, equally at ease playing his instrument in solo, chamber and concerto performances in leading concert halls as he is bringing classical music to new listeners in surprising new venues. Haimovitz returns to the North Country this Sunday afternoon (2 pm) for a concert at the Lewis County Historical Association in Lowville. About a year ago, Joel Hurd spoke with Haimovitz as he prepared for a concert at the Edwards Opera House.  Go to full article

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