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State Approves St. Lawrence County Fuel Tax Suspension

St. Lawrence County residents won't have to pay full sales tax on heating fuel this winter. The state agreed to let the county suspend its 3% share beginning December 1st. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

North Country Residents Pan Border Passport Plan

About 20 people spoke out yesterday in Watertown against a plan to require passports at Canadian border crossings. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Farmers Deal With More Rain

Farmers across the state are enduring one of the wettest Octobers on record. It should be a busy time on farms. But this fall, crops from soybeans to onions are still left in soggy fields. Gregory Warner spoke with agronomist Pete Barney of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County. He said there are some bright spots, and lots of problems.  Go to full article
Radio Bob toils triumphantly for public radio.
Radio Bob toils triumphantly for public radio.

Hauling Radio Antennas Up Blue Mountain

This week, we're raising money for North Country Public Radio. Our radio station is really a network of 25 radio transmitters - that's 6 more than last year. You can hear us better now in Glens Falls and Cape Vincent, Clayton and Carthage and Lake George and Jay. Keeping them all in tip-top shape is a gargantuan task that falls in the lap of our engineer, Bob Sauter. It's an equipment-hauling, mountain-climbing job, especially before winter when it's time to batten down the hatches. Last fall, David Sommerstein joined Radio Bob for an intrepid radio expedition, hauling a ten-foot pipe to the summit of Blue Mountain.  Go to full article

Sweeney Pushes Homeland Security Fund Shift

New York Congressman John Sweeney says the federal government is spending homeland security dollars in the wrong places. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

GE, EPA Announce Hudson River Dredging Deal

The US Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric have struck a deal on dredging PCB-contaminated sediment from the bottom of the upper Hudson River. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Combination of Factors Could Have Led to Ethan Allen Capsize

The company that operated the Ethan Allen on Lake George will pay a maximum fine of $100 for sailing on Sunday without enough crewmembers. 20 elderly passengers died when the 40-foot tour boat overturned. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Democrats Ready to Question Supreme Court Nominee Miers

Some Democrats aren't willing to give Harriet Miers a quick go-ahead to sit on the Supreme Court. The top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, Vermont's Patrick Leahy, says Miers was not on the list of acceptable nominees he gave to the White House, and he doubts Miers could be confirmed as quickly as Republicans hope. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Fall Colors...?

A brief survey of a slow foliage season, and an explanantion of what "extension" is, from horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article
Chasing the ball in Keene<br />Source: Bark Eater Inn
Chasing the ball in Keene
Source: Bark Eater Inn

A Polo Ground Ringed by Peaks

Autumn is generally a time for football and maybe some last rounds of golf before the snow flies. In Keene, this is also the season for polo. The polo team sponsored by the Barkeater Inn hosts its fourth annual United Way fundraiser this Saturday. Brian Mann was on the sidelines at last year's match on a perfect fall day. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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