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All Before Five: 11/16/05

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

Schumer Visits the Adirondacks

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

President Wants $52 Million For Plattsburgh-Champlain Border Crossing

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

NEXUS Eases US/Canada Border Crossings

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

Budget Cuts Force Closure of Champlain Elementary School

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

Border Security Could Mean Travel Delays

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

Pakistanis Seek Refuge in Canada

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

McHugh Shows Colleagues the Border

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

Canada Crossing Upgrade Funding Increased

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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