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U.S. Seaway Administrator, Terry Johnson, with a picture of the St. Lawrence River in the background.
U.S. Seaway Administrator, Terry Johnson, with a picture of the St. Lawrence River in the background.

Seaway Chief: No expansion, no winter navigation

The head of the St. Lawrence Seaway is doing a blitz through the North Country. U.S. Administrator Terry Johnson met with local media. And yesterday he visited the offices of Save The River in Clayton for the first time since being appointed three years ago. The environmental group has often been at odds with the agency that runs the shipping lanes that link the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Johnson says he was disturbed by questions over Seaway expansion during the 23rd Congressional race. He says he wants to set the record straight: digging deeper channels in the St. Lawrence River is off the table. "It's a non-issue," Johnson says. "It's just not gonna happen." Yesterday, Johnson spoke with David Sommerstein at Seaway headquarters in Massena. Later this week, we'll hear their conversation about the economics of the Seaway and why traffic has dropped off over the years. Today, Johnson talks about invasive species, shipping during springtime icy conditions, and the history of mistrust many North Country residents have toward the Seaway.  Go to full article
Rod Beattie  Photo: Terry Manzo
Rod Beattie Photo: Terry Manzo

Theatre Review: "Letter from Wingfield Farm" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

Letter from Wingfield Farm, part one of The Wingfield Trilogy is playing at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in rep with parts two and three through November 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Brooke Johnson in Trudeau Stories.  Photo: Hollie Stewart
Brooke Johnson in Trudeau Stories. Photo: Hollie Stewart

Theatre Review: "Trudeau Stories" in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

Trudeau Stories is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque through September 19. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
The Mollycoddler Gang with Melissa Good as Jane.  Photo: Hollie Stewart
The Mollycoddler Gang with Melissa Good as Jane. Photo: Hollie Stewart

Theatre Review: "The Mollycoddlers" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The Mollycoddlers is running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque through September 5. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Julie Stewart as the Blonde; photo: Chris Cornish
Julie Stewart as the Blonde; photo: Chris Cornish

Theatre Review: "The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead" in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse.

The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through August 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Alix Sederis as Mistress Overdone, Brent Buchanan as Pompey.  Photo:Lynne Chandon
Alix Sederis as Mistress Overdone, Brent Buchanan as Pompey. Photo:Lynne Chandon

Theatre Review: "Measure for Measure" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Measure for Measure is running at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew through August 15. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening performance and has this review.  Go to full article
The Chaperone and Janet, photo: Hollie Stewart.
The Chaperone and Janet, photo: Hollie Stewart.

Theatre Review: The Drowsy Chaperone at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The Drowsy Chaperone runs at the Springer Theatre at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through August 1. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Thousand Islands resort to close for winter

Another day brings more gloomy news to the North Country economy. The Riveredge resort in Alexandria Bay will close for winter, laying off 40 people until spring. It's the first time the prominent Thousand Islands resort will close for the season in almost 20 years. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Rod Beattie in <i>Wingfield's Inferno</i>
Rod Beattie in Wingfield's Inferno

Wingfield's Inferno In Gananoque

Wingfield's Inferno runs in the Springer Theatre at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through July 15. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Study Challenges Seaway Expansion Benefits

Shippers and politicians in the Midwest say opening the St. Lawrence Seaway to so-called 'container' ships, which carry cargo boxes that fit on trucks and trains, would add billions of dollars to the Great Lakes economy. In the past, expansion critics have opposed digging a deeper and wider channel for bigger freighters largely on environmental grounds. Now they point to a new study that says many of the economic promises may be empty ones. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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