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NY Aids St. Lawrence County with Wireless E-911

A $310,000 state grant is helping St. Lawrence County upgrade its wireless E-911 system. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Senate Vote Increases Childcare Spending

The US Senate has approved an amendment that would increase childcare funding nationwide by $6 billion over the next five years. That means $438 million extra for New York and an additional $10 million for daycare programs in the North Country. Senator Hillary Clinton co-sponsored the bill which she calls a victory for New York's families dealing with the huge costs of childcare.  Go to full article

New Mineral Found in St. Lawrence County

It's not often that a scientist discovers a new mineral. But, Alan Benimoff did just that more than 25 years ago in St. Lawrence County. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article
Clark House, Waddington
Clark House, Waddington

A Waddington Redevelopment Group Gets State Aid

Preservation of the St. Lawrence Hotel, also known as the Clark House, got another financial boost from the state this week. In addition to the 90,000 dollar grant it received just two weeks ago, Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine has secured 60,000 for the redevelopment project. Grassroots organizations have been working to revitalize the town of Waddington in order to preserve history and boost tourism. And, as Jody Tosti reports, these grants bring the project one step closer to completion.  Go to full article

Court Clears GE to Sue EPA Over Superfund Cleanups

An appeals court has ruled General Electric has the right to challenge federal orders to clean up toxic waste sires, a decision the Environmental Protection Agency warns could weaken the Superfund cleanup program. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Vermont Town Votes to Move to New Hampshire

Residents in Killington, Vermont have endorsed a plan for the ski town to become part of New Hampshire. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Reproductive Rights Advocates to Rally in D.C.

This April, a million reproductive rights supporters, some from the North Country, are expected to gathering Washington, DC for the March for Freedom of Choice. But it won't be the only voice being heard. Anti-abortion groups will counteract with their message of life. Jody Tosti spoke with the heads of two groups who are on opposite sides of this controversial issue.  Go to full article

Adirondack Paddler?s Map to be Unveiled

It's waterproof and tearproof. It comes in full color. And it details all the ways canoeists can navigate the Adirondack's lakes and rivers. After three years in the making, the Adirondack Paddler's Map will be unveiled this Saturday at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Corrections Officers Get Delay in Transfers

There is going to be a delay in the forced reassignment of 245 corrections officers until the state's 2004-2005 budget is passed. Governor Pataki recently announced that a declining prison population in New York is causing the closure of three facilities and downsizing at six others. The change announced Monday by the state Department of Correctional Services is being lauded by union leaders and lawmakers alike. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Corrections Officers Get Help From NY Senate

Governor Pataki announced last week that a declining prison population in New York is causing the closure of three facilities and downsizing at six others. Now, with help from Senator Jim Wright, corrections officers being transferred are getting some financial aid from the state. As Jody Tosti reports, on Tuesday the Senate ok'd a stipend for correctional staff.  Go to full article

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