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Rally to Save Potsdam Nursing Home Set for Saturday

A rally to save Community Nursing Home in Potsdam is set for this Saturday. Senior groups, faculty, family members and union and elected officials are expected to gather in downtown Potsdam to protest the closing of the nursing home.  Go to full article

Schumer, Clinton Call for More Homeland Security Funds

New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton are leading the push by Senate Democrats for more domestic security funding in the war supplemental budget. President Bush's $75 billion dollar request to cover the costs of war in Iraq includes $4.2 billion for homeland security. Senate Democrats have introduced an amendment to more than double that amount.  Go to full article

Dirty Dozen Awards Today in Albany

A statewide coalition of environmental groups is accusing the state health department of ignoring environmental health problems in St. Lawrence County. The Citizens' Environmental Coalition is handing out its first Dirty Dozen polluter awards today in Albany.  Go to full article

McHugh: Airport Discussions May Continue

A recent decision by the Department of Transportation did not completely rule out the possibility of air service to Albany for passengers from Massena and Ogdensburg airports. A petition by the upstate communities to change the destination hub from Pittsburgh was denied. But North Country Congressman John McHugh says there's still the possibility for future negotiations.  Go to full article

Pataki and Clinton Agree: Bush Aid Not Enough

The federal government isn't supplying enough funding to help New York state with its homeland security needs. That's according to Governor Pataki and New York U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.  Go to full article

Thinking About War: Fort Drum Soldiers Await Deployment to Iraq

Earlier this month, David Sommerstein sat down with a group of soldiers waiting for war. They were members of the 4th battalion, 31st Infantry, known as the Polar Bears on the base. They are still at Fort Drum, still waiting. But with the war in Iraq underway, escalating as soldiers approach Baghdad, we thought we would listen again to parts of the conversation.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Urged to Make Video Voyeurism a Crime

A Long Island woman who was secretly videotaped by her landlord joined other victims yesterday to Albany to urge state lawmakers to agree on legislation that would make video voyeurism a crime. Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward said she was shocked to find out that a law against video voyeurism didn't already exist.  Go to full article

New York Heightens Border Security As War Looms

Governor Pataki has stepped up security along the northern border with Canada. Officials are offering few details, but the Governor says state police have deepened their efforts in recent days.  Go to full article

Adams Grocer to Offer Drive-thru Service

Shoppers in the Adams area will soon be able to pick up basic food items, like milk and bread, without ever leaving their cars. Rod's Big M is expanding into the vacant Kinney Drugs store located next to it.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum, Families Remember Fallen Soldiers

The 11 soldiers who died in Tuesday's helicopter crash at Fort Drum were remembered Friday as American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice while preparing for their next mission. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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