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We’ve reported a lot here in the last year or so about the financial problems North Country schools are facing and how they’re dealing with them, and that story continued last night with a meeting between school board members and...
The Canton Town Council Monday night scrapped a proposal to allow people to raise chickens in residential zones. According to the Watertown Daily Times, several residents spoke against the law as written, because it would have required a minimum of...
Hi! SUNY has just made an announcement that will be of interest to many in NCPR’s own Canton-Potsdam area: Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman has been appointed as Acting President of SUNY Canton. This isn’t a big surprise: The Watertown Daily...
There was a time, decades ago now, when the county dairy princess was one of us. Most people lived or worked on dairy farms. Our daughters aspired to be the princess, or know her, or be in her court. Today most of us are three or four generations...
New York has its state flower, its state bird, and its state song (although I think it should be this), so why not a state soil? Supporters of an effort to make Black Dirt – down in onion-land in Orange County – the official state soil...
News stories tagged with "canton"
Jun 25, 2001 — The SEIU, which represents hospital and nursing home workers in northern New York is calling on legislators to adopt regulations guaranteeing adequate staffing at nursing homes. Employees at the United Helpers Canton Nursing Home could be a part of that effort, if they vote in favor of unionization next month. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2001 — Martha Foley catches up with a group of faculty and students from St. Lawrence University who just returned from Nepal. They were in Katmandu when members of the royal family there were murdered. Go to full article
May 28, 2001 — A record number of holiday travelers are expected on the road this Memorial Day weekend despite rising gasoline prices. Soaring oil and gas prices have sparked a renewed energy debate. A group of churches in Canton have settled on the side of conservation. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 17, 2001 — To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is essential to its progress. So to help raise money, bicyclists from across the nation, including St. Lawrence University, will take part in this summer's Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride. Jody Tosti spoke with students preparing for the 575-mile trek over the continental divide. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 04, 2001 — It's a common sight this time of year in the North Country--tractors with plows and discs breaking up great clods of earth, prepping fields for spring planting. And while most farmers dream of the latest and best farm equipment available, there are some that prefer a slower way of doing things. Last weekend, draft horses and restored tractors plowed a small plot of land just outside Canton. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
Apr 25, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Canton Economic Development director Pat Tubbs about plans for tourism in St. Lawrence County. About 75 local business people gathered yesterday to map out a strategy to boost this growing part of the region's economy. Go to full article
Apr 23, 2001 — On Saturday in Canton, hundreds of people took a crash course in energy issues of a different kind. As a part of Earth Day weekend, the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair exhibited an array of energy alternatives... production without new power plants or oil wells, and consumption without higher bills. David Sommerstein was there and takes us on a sustainable energy tour. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 23, 2001 — The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and celebrated her 97th birthday at St. Lawrence University on Sunday. Go to full article