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Frozen River to be Filmed at Akwesasne

The frozen St. Lawrence River by the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation will become the set for an award-winning director's latest film next week. Courtney Hunt will shoot scenes for a short film called Frozen River, a shorter version of a feature-length movie she wrote called Mohawk Bingo. It's about two women, one native, one white, who smuggle Pakistani illegal aliens across the border.  Go to full article

SLC Lawmaker Supports Expanded Bottle Bill

St. Lawrence County Legislator Tedra Cobb believes the bill will have a positive impact on the state's environment and local waste programs. She recently attended a New York State Association of Counties conference where she learned in detail about the expanded bottle bill.  Go to full article

Pataki in Iraq; Singles Out Malone Reservist

Governor Pataki is touring Iraq this week, along with governors from five other states. In a statement from Baghdad yesterday, the governor talked about his meetings with Army Reservists from New York State. Pataki described the men and women as "true citizen soldiers". The governor singled out a conversation he had with Lt. Colonel Brad Jackson, from Malone, who shipped over to Iraq in January, 2003.  Go to full article

Impact of Trade Pact on NY Dairy Farmers Unclear

North Country dairy farmers are breathing a sigh of relief in the wake of Sunday's free trade agreement between the U.S. and Australia. The National Milk Producers Federation had warned tariff-free Australian imports could have forced as many as 15% of American dairy farmers out of business.  Go to full article

Books: Ice Palace

The 107th annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is underway this week. The theme this year is "Carnival Time". Author Deborah Blumenthal has written a children's book that focuses on the seasonal tradition in Saranac Lake. Ice Palace celebrates winter, art and community. It's the story of a giant ice castle created out of the frozen landscape from the point of view of a young girl. A work crew that includes people from the village and men from a nearby prison cuts and transports huge blocks of ice and builds them into the ice palace. Deborah Blumenthal, who grew up in New York City, now lives in Texas. But for years she and her family vacationed in the Adirondacks. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Commissioner Unveils New, Improved Math Regents

State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says at first light it looks as though the 2004 version of the New York State Regents Math A exam has fixed the problems that triggered a controversy last year. Bid Lowell has more from Rochester.  Go to full article
Piquant & "Tango with Todd", Sat. Jan 31st, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam
Piquant & "Tango with Todd", Sat. Jan 31st, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam

Piquant Thaws January with Spicy Latin Tunes

Last week, the Potsdam ensemble Piquant joined Martha Foley and Todd Moe in the studio for some hot latin/bistro music. Tango, cha-cha, swing and samba--just the thing on a cold winter's day.  Go to full article

Clinton Urges Bush to Abandon Seaway Study

In a last ditch effort, Senator Hillary Clinton is calling on President Bush to abandon a study that critics say could lead to a costly and environmentally harmful expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. In a recent letter, Clinton urged President Bush not to request funding for the Great Lakes navigation system review in his upcoming 2005 budget, Clinton says the study itself will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and untold damage to the seaway.  Go to full article

Plant Closure Another Blow to Dairy Industry

North Country Congressman John McHugh called the losing of the Kraft plant a dark period for Canton's economy and the region's dairy farmers.  Go to full article

Music: Old-time Banjo and Fiddle

Phen Canner (left) and Everett Smith (right) join Martha Foley and Todd Moe in the studio for old-time and Adirondack lumbercamp music on bango and fiddle.  Go to full article

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