A big fight is brewing over plans by the Canadian firm TDI to build a $2 billion power line that would feed low-cost, low-carbon hydro electricity from Quebec to consumers in New York City.
The project has drawn little opposition over the last two...
Nov 16, 2005 — Hunters jailed for killing deer in St Lawrence County. A sales pitch for new voting machines. A workshop on making your home more energy efficient. And a stormy ferry ride on Lake Champlain. Go to full article
Aug 09, 2005 — As part of a tour of the North Country on Monday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer traveled to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, the community leaders and local elected officials who met with Schumer shared many of the same concerns. Go to full article
Feb 10, 2005 — President Bush's budget proposal includes tens of millions of dollars to upgrade a major border crossing north of Plattsburgh. The project would add two new inspection lanes for commercial trucks. Brian Mann has the story. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2003 — Crossing the U-S-Canadian border in northern New York and Vermont should get easier for people who move back and forth regularly. Jody Tosti reports on the NEXUS system that will soon be available at crossings in Champlain and Highgate Springs. Go to full article
Apr 22, 2003 — A school board in Clinton County voted last night to close Champlain Elementary. The move is meant to narrow a 700 thousand dollar budget shortfall, triggered in part by cuts in state aid. The district will also lay off at least six teachers and administrators. As Brian Mann reports, locals will still face a property tax hike that could top eleven percent.
For other stories on the region's education crisis, search under "education". Join us Thursday, when David Sommerstein reports on school budget woes in the St. Lawrence valley. Go to full article
Mar 20, 2003 — With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian Mann reports, customs officials north of Plattsburgh say they're adding staff to help keep traffic moving. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2003 — More and more Pakistanis are trying to find refuge from new U.S. immigrant registration rules in Canada. A bottleneck at the border north of Plattsburgh is splitting families and sending people to shelters in northern New York and beyond. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann from the Champlain border crossing. Go to full article
Oct 29, 2001 — North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he says New York and other border states face. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2001 — Another $500,000 has been added to the funding pot created for upgrades to the international border crossing at the Champlain Port of Entry, thanks to the efforts of Congressman John McHugh. He says the money will go a long way in creating a safer border crossing. Go to full article
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