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Grace Brown's Last Love Letter

At Chester Gillette's trial in Herkimer, the prosecution read from Grace Brown's love letters. The last of those letters was written a week before her murder. The letter is read by Jennifer Donnelly, who grew up in Lewis County. She's the author of a novel about the murder called A Northern Light, the 2006 selection of North Country Reads--a one-book, one community program--and is tonight's guest on Readers & Writers at 7 pm.  Go to full article

Heard up North: The End of Greyhound

Betty Knight worked at the Greyhound Bus Lines office in Canton for 20 years. Greyhound has announced it will discontinue service from Syracuse to the North Country on February 23rd.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Building the Chinese Buffet

Traditional Chinese architecture has been popping up acros the North Country. Chinese pagodas grace the entrances of some of the new Asian buffets. Wendy Spencer of DeKalb Junction works at a chinese restaurant, soon to be a buffet, in Gouverneur.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Seaway pilot Don Metzger

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

Heard Up North: Winter's First Ski

Brian Mann calls in from the slopes on this winter's first ski.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Ferryboat Captain Steve Pond

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Heard Up North: How to Read an Obituary

Scott Dosztan, news director at WSNN/WPDN in Potsdam, one of the last independently-owned radio stations in the North Country.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: To Live, and Die, in Tupper Lake

The Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake has decided to buy two nursing homes in the Adirondacks. Uihlein Mercy on Lake Placid and Mercy Healthcare in Tupper Lake had been losing money for years, due in part to declining Medicaid reimbursements.

The hospital's buy-out means that both nursing homes will remain open. Dozens of elderly residents won't be forced to relocate. 91-year-old Rita Chaisson has lived at Mercy Healthcare in Tupper Lake for 6 years.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Soldiers Come Home

Members of the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Divison came home from a year in Iraq last week.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: On The Windy Shores of Lake Champlain

Nancy Davidson of Plattsburgh watching the stormy waves at the Cumberland Head ferry dock on Lake Champlain.  Go to full article

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