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All Before Five: 2/19/07

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe gets the green light to build New York City's closest casino... State Democrats are looking to build a majority in the one branch of government where they don't have one: the Senate... Brian Mann talks with author Alistair McLeod... And on Heard Up North: two boys from Queens visit the North Country and step onto a frozen pond.  Go to full article

A Year on the Farm #8: life and death

Farming is, really, the story of the life cycle. Planting and harvesting. Calving and slaughtering. Barns are raised. Some eventually fall back to the earth. We're in November in our weekly re-airing of David Sommerstein's "Year on the Farm" with dairy farmer Bob Andrews. Today, life and death...and life again...on the farm.

P.S. - Coincidences of coincidences, Bob and Diane Andrews' granddaughter Margo was born just as David Sommerstein was writing this story. Margo's three months old now. She spent her first Christmas on the Andrews farm.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/16/07

The North Country is still trying to dig out from under piles of Valentine's Day snow... We'll hear how one Congressman from the region defines 'victory' in Iraq... And why the Clarkson/St. Lawrence hockey rivalry is so much fun.  Go to full article

A flurry of dance in Saratoga Springs

One of the largest dance festivals in North America, with lots of participatory dance and music instruction sessions, parties, and performances, gets underway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's Open Studio, spoke with Peter Davis, co-director of the 20th annual "Dance Flurry" festival. Davis says everyone is welcome.  Go to full article
Rep. Michael Arcuri
Rep. Michael Arcuri

Arcuri opposes Bush's Iraq plan

Another North Country Congressman, Democrat Michael Arcuri, voiced his support for the non-binding resolution that praises U.S. troops but rebukes President Bush's handling of the Iraq war. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/15/07

A look at the aftermath of the Valentine's Day storms... North Country Representatives are calling for easier passage between the U.S. and Canada... Of course, they're also debating President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. We'll hear Kirsten Gillibrand's comments from the floor of the House... Also, the new Seaway Chief wants to fight invasive species coming to the watershed aboard ocean-going vessels.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/14/07

Wintry weather - with blizzard conditions - blasts the North Country... Representative John McHugh blasts Democrats over the non-binding resolution now being debated in the House... We check in with a Lake Placid florist to see how all those flower deliveries are going... And it's a SNOW DAY. North Country kids and even some parents are whooping it up.  Go to full article

Governor activates statewide snow response

Governor Eliot Spitzer has activated the National Guard and other state agencies in advance of today's storm. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/13/07

North Country Representative John McHugh wants to tie funding increases for the Iraq War to that country's political progress... We hear about some of the issues that up to 9,000 troops will face when they come home from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan... And the latest from Albany.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/12/07

Snow? What Snow? We talk with a Lewis County farmer dealing with four feet of snow in his fields... At last week's meeting of the Adirondack Park Association, the future of the proposed Adirondack Park & Resort was left in doubt...The New York State primary could be moved up a month... And a look at how Saranac Lake and Ottawa celebrate winter.  Go to full article

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