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Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton. Van Loo says warm weather now isn't necessarily bad for farms, but he worries North Country farmers will pay for the warm spell later.  Go to full article

Spitzer calls for change in State of the State speech

Three days into his term as Governor, Eliot Spitzer outlined a bold plan for Albany and statewide. During his hour-long state-of-the-state speech before a joint session of the legislature today, Spitzer put state government on notice that changes are in store. Spitzer laid out a blueprint that promises to reform Albany, improve the upstate economy, and upgrade roads and bridges without raising taxes. Jonathan Brown reviews the speech's highlights and North Country references.  Go to full article

Fishing line threatens eagles

Just after the release of an encouraging report on the health of New York's bald eagle population, biologists and researchers are cautioning anglers on the use of monofilament fishing line. As Jonathan Brown reports, the used line - thrown on the shore by bait-and-lure casters - is a threat to eagles and other wildlife.  Go to full article

APA in Ray Brook to get ?green? update

NYPA The Adirondack Park Agency headquarters in Ray Brook will get a $100-thousand green update thanks to the New York Power Authority. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

New fish virus discovered

New York State is warning anglers that a new strain of fish virus is spreading quickly across the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Coming soon: direct flights to Boston

North Country residents will soon be able to fly directly to Boston. Montana-based Big Sky Airlines won a federal subsidy to fly 19-seat aircraft from Watertown, Ogdensburg and Massena airports. This may signal the end of service from the same airports on Mesa Airlines - which has used the federal subsidy to fly passengers to Pittsburgh. Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article

Lighting the candles - left to right? Right to left...?

Jewish students at St. Lawrence University were joined by Rabbi and professor Michael Greenwald to remember ancient history and holidays spent with family, and to settle a 2,000-year-old question.  Go to full article

Weather vs tourism

Winter tourism is big business in the North Country. The Northern New York Travel and Tourism Research Center says winter visitors bring more than $189 million to the region. So what happens to the economy when the thermometer tops 50 degress in late December? Jonathan Brown went looking for answers.  Go to full article

Montana airline eyes the North Country

A regional carrier, Big Sky Airlines based in Montana, is looking to serve the North Country. Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article

All Before Five 12/12/06

Big real-estate projects may leave out local workers | Timber company and environmental group win award.  Go to full article

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