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All Before Five: 12/13/06

Developments from the special legislative session in Albany... A new airline in the North Country... The state's hospital commission report... And Heard Up North, memories of the colors on a dairy farm - in Poland  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/11/06

A coalition of mental health groups want state lawmakers to nix a bill to allow civil confinement of violent sex offenders. A St. Lawrence University dean gets a new job in Ohio. A new report says immigrants are increasingly moving into rural communities. And the story of two Fort Drum soldiers who married, then shipped off to two war zones.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/8/06

The Hilton drops plans for condos in Lake Placid...Eliot Spitzer schedules an early test of New Yorkers' mettle - bring your long underwear for his outdoor inaugural...and Brian Mann talks with environmentalist Peter Bauer, a controversial voice on Spitzer's transition team.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/7/06

Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer announces key appointments for his administration. We kick of a series on mega-development in the North Country with a look at a controversial condo project in Lake Placid. And a man who witnessed the bombing of Pearl Harbor from a mountainside hiking trail.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/6/06

Clarkson University and its employees' union agree on a new contract after months of feuding and pickets. The state legislature is on the way to bringing more openness to the way lawmakers fund their pet projects. And Brian Mann climbs through Indian summer and thick clouds on the way to a sweet view on Bald Peak.  Go to full article

Clarkson teams with Buffalo firm on bio-diesel

Potsdam and Clarkson University officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting yesterday, marking the opening of N-D Fusion - a technology start-up that will soon begin work on more efficient ways to make bio-diesel. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Winter nights on the St. Lawrence

Seaway pilot Don Metzger explains why the long nights of December are the toughest time for seaway navigation.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/29/06

Analysis of the state health commission's recommendations to downsize New York's health care system. The report includes downsizing nursing homes in Canton and Watertown, but no North Country hospital closures. Two Seaway freighters ran aground in the same part of the St. Lawrence River last night. A SUNY tuition hike is in the works. And while deer season ends this weekend, rabbit season races on.  Go to full article
Digging into cookie dough
Digging into cookie dough

Fearless in the kitchen: preparing for a bakeoff

The Potsdam Food Co-op holds its 9th annual Holiday Bake-Off this Sunday afternoon, December 3, behind the Co-op at the Carriage House Bakery (noon-4 pm). It's a chance to enter your favorite holiday recipe, or something you've never made before. Winter baking is an annual rite in many households. Last year, Todd Moe stopped by a Potsdam kitchen where holiday cooking is more than treats and sweets.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/27/06

Karen DeWitt previews a state commission's report on closing or downsizing hospitals due out tomorrow. Brian Mann talks with an anthropologist digging into the mysterious history of Revolutionary War legend Jane McCrea. And wise words to avoid vertigo from a Potsdam chimney sweep.  Go to full article

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