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Web Exclusive: Ambassador to Canada at SLU

Listen to the entire speech given by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Paul Celucci at St. Lawrence University in Canton.  Go to full article

NY Transportation Chief Says "Rooftop Highway" Not Likely in Near Future

A ?rooftop highway? connecting Watertown to Plattsburgh won't happen in the neat future. The State's Transportation Commissioner told New York leaders this week that a superhighway in the North Country may be built sometime, but ?it's a long way off?. Business and political leaders have lobbied for years to build a corridor connecting the two cities.  Go to full article

Bush's Budget Could Hurt North Country Airports

President Bush's proposed federal budget could endanger air service in the North Country. The administration's plan is to eliminate federal funding for Essential Air Service, the program that subsidizes flights to Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown. The changes would mean a drastic cut in funds to local air service.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Critical of Bush's Budget

New York Senator Hillary Clinton says the president's 2004 budget will do "more harm than good" for New Yorkers. She says the budget short changes law enforcement and other first responders, cuts back education, Medicare and Medicaid, and endangers future growth with the large deficit.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Native Michael Anderson Killed Aboard Columbia

Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson, one of seven astronauts killed Saturday, was born in Plattsburgh. In 1994, he was a pilot instructor at Plattsburgh Air Force Base when NASA chose him for the astronaut corps. A few years later, he spoke about his first trip into orbit.  Go to full article

Budget Plan Would Boost Public Safety Spending

Governor Pataki's budget would boost public safety spending by roughly seven percent. Pataki says a big chunk of that money should go to strengthen security along the Canadian border.  Go to full article

Preview: Funny Valentines

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Grasse River Players, a Canton based community theatre group, presents the romantic comedy, Funny Valentines. NCPR's Shelly Pike is a member of the cast. She tells Todd Moe, it's a dinner theatre production at the Glass Onion Restaurant in Canton and opens next Thursday night, February 6th. Tickets: 315-379-9709.  Go to full article

A New Year of Gardening

You could say this is the dead of winter, or you could say it's the start of the 2003 gardening season. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about early plans for the garden.  Go to full article

The Ice Storm of 1998: Five Years Later

Martha Foley hosts this call-in revisiting the great storm that paralyzed the North Country in January 1998. Storm radio veterans Mitch Teich and Barb Heller are joined by survivors thoughout the region, sharing stories of hardship and togetherness.  Go to full article

Ortloff says Pataki Faces Tough Decisions in 2003

Less state spending and more tax cuts were part of the message Governor Pataki delivered yesterday during his State of the State address. The third-term Republican says the state is facing "a very real fiscal crisis." Assemblyman Chris Ortloff says with the national recession and fallout from the September 11th terrorist attacks, Governor Pataki faces some tough decisions.  Go to full article

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