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All Before Five: 2/9/07

North Country Representative John McHugh is calling on fellow members of Congress to limit funds requested by President Bush for the Iraq War... The New York State legislature asserted itself this week, much to the chagrin of Governor Eliot Spitzer... The Adirondack Park Association calls for adjudicatory hearings for a proposed resort in Tupper Lake... And a look at rebuilding Carthage after a devastating fire that swept through the town five years ago.  Go to full article

State disaster emergency declared for Oswego County

Snow squalls battered the New York snowbelt for a fifth day yesterday, and there's more to come. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/8/07

SNOW. It's piling up in the North Country. We hear from Lewis County Emergency Services and the Oswego County snow belt town of Parish, where forecasters say snow totals could exceed 100 inches this week... The Adirondack Park Agency recommends more hearings for the Park's largest project ever proposed... And Governor Eliot Spitzer reacts angrily to a renege by state assembly members of his own party.  Go to full article

Adk. hamlet worries about its little post office

Town officials in Brighton say the Post Office is planning to leave its Gabriels branch closed for the foreseeable future. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/7/07

Two possibly crucial meetings today: The Democrat-led state assembly could choose a new comptroller. Such a move would go against the wishes of Governor Eliot Spitzer. And the Adirondack Park Agency considers plans for the Adirondack Club & Resort, one of the largest projects ever proposed in the Park... Also, on Heard Up North, Don Duso cut the blocks used to build a palace of ice in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Serendipity on the St. Lawrence

Thousand Islands aerial photographer Ian Coristine will be the keynote speaker at Save the River's annual Winter Environmental Weekend in Alexandria Bay this weekend. In 1992, a flight in a Challenger float plane led to Coristine's discovery of the Thousand Islands. Three years later, he became an island owner and has spent summers there, plane, boat and camera at hand, ever since. He's the author of three photo books of the region. Todd Moe visited Coristine's small island, just west of Brockville, last summer, after the release of his third book.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/6/07

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver compares the comptroller search committee - backed by fellow Democrat and Governor Eliot Spitzer - to Vice President Dick Cheney... Dairy farmers could lose federal, income-loss protections... And erasing your carbon footprint.  Go to full article

Bush budget would trim security grants

Democrats are already attacking President Bush's $2.9 trillion spending plan for fiscal 2008. Even a prominent Republican concedes the budget faces a bleak future on Capitol Hill. The plan devotes billions more to fight the war in Iraq while pinching pennies on domestic programs. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/5/07

Senator Hilary Clinton reacts to President Bush's proposed budget... The Adirondack Park Agency calls for sweeping changes of the planned Adirondack Club & Resort... A Year on the Farm: the measure of a man's worth... And on Heard Up North, digging out - or staying inside - after heavy snowfall, punishing wind chills and blowing snow.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews measures his favorite crop.
Bob Andrews measures his favorite crop.

A Year on the Farm #5: an ode to corn

Each Monday this winter, we're re-listening to David Sommerstein's A Year on the Farm series. In 2006, David spent time each month on Bob Andrews dairy farm near Gouverneur to learn more about what farmers do every day. It's August now. Last week, David learned all about hay. The other big crop for dairy farmers is corn, and it's Bob Andrews' favorite. So today's edition of A Year on the Farm is an ode to corn.  Go to full article

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