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118th Assembly: A Likely Democratic Victory

The Democratic controlled Assembly in Albany created two new districts this year in the western part of the North Country, the 118th and 122nd Assembly districts. They stitched Democratic pockets in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties into one of the districts, hoping to send a North Country Democrat to Albany for the first time in almost 30 years. David Sommerstein reports it appears they were successful.  Go to full article

Water Watchers: Canton Students Monitor Grasse River

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard  Go to full article

Science Students Head to Local Streams for Hands-on Learning

Martha Foley talks with Marilyn Mayer, a local biologist, who's spearheading a partnership between St. Lawrence University and local science classrooms.  Go to full article

Anti-War Groups Prepare for DC March

People around the country are readying for a march to protest military action against Iraq this weekend in Washington, DC. Groups are also planning rallies from New Orleans to Anchorage, and on college campuses including some in the North Country. An anti-war group in the Canton-Potsdam area has a waiting list for seats on its bus to the DC march. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Redefining Leadership in the 21st Century

Martha Foley talks with Mark Moreau, founder of the Center for Real Leadership, about redefining leadership. How can truth, justice and compassion be brought back into our lives?  Go to full article

The Case For Weapons Inspections in Iraq

While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts.  Go to full article

Canton Celebrates Frederic Remington's Birthday

Frederic Remington's birthday will be celebrated this weekend in Canton with two days full of events and exhibits for artists, art lovers and history buffs. The celebration recognizes Canton as the boyhood home of the world-renowned artist. Todd Moe talks with Kathy Curro, one of the organizers of the Remington Arts Festival.  Go to full article

Charitable Groups Will Feel Ames' Absence

While lost jobs, empty buildings and fewer places to shop are the biggest affects from the closing of Ames Department stores, some local, non-profit groups are worried about charitable program the retail chain has long participated in.  Go to full article
Jason McCullom in the milking parlor of his dad Kevin's farm.
Jason McCullom in the milking parlor of his dad Kevin's farm.

Budgeting on Dairy Farms Without a Steady Paycheck

In this first part of our series on the dairy industry in the North Country, David Sommerstein looks at the price of milk as seen through the eyes of one mid-size dairy farmer.  Go to full article

Isolation in the North Country?

Some people say isolation is the North Country's greatest curse. Others say it's our greatest blessing. Neal Burdick, Associate Director of Communications at St. Lawrence University considered the question for our series "Looking for the North Country" two years ago.  Go to full article

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