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Happy post-Thanksgiving week to you all, and thanks, weather gods, for reminding us it is, in fact, winter. Man, is it winter. There are many stories in the papers so far this week with opportunities to do nice things for other people because...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the state’s going to be giving $4.5 million to 2,600 emergency food shelters in New York. Most of that aid is landing outside our region, but JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties is getting $22,676. The...
Preliminary June unemployment numbers are out from the New York State Department of Labor (here’s the press release with highlights and a link to the full numbers). In a nutshell, non-seasonally-adjusted numbers are, for our counties (if I...
Correction: In the original post on April 10, we misidentified the location of a meth-related arrest. The arrest was in Saranac Lake, not Gabriels. The error is corrected below. Hello! So apparently it’s been a big week for...
I grew up in Buffalo, so I have long associated New York wines with what they perhaps used to be known for – sweet, cloying reds and weird labels from Bully Hill. Old prejudices are hard to kick. I'm ready to step into today's New...
News stories tagged with "clinton-county"
Feb 23, 2005 — When you think of soybeans, you generally think of sprawling farms and giant combines in the Midwest. But a local soy processor has an ambitious plan to make soybeans a cash crop in the North Country. Ag Pro Limited, based in Massena, wants to contract with local farmers for up to 15,000 acres of the crop. That's about 5 times the amount grown in the region last year. Ag Pro is holding workshops across the region to teach farmers about how to grow soybeans. David Sommerstein attended one and has this report. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Sep 03, 2004 — Plattsburgh Mayor Dan Stewart is among a minority of openly gay Republicans at the convention in New York. He wasn't in the hall for President Bush's acceptance speech because he says the Bush Administration doesn't represent the moderate wing of the Republican Party. Martha Foley talked with Stewart about his reactions to the convention and the direction his party is taking. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 29, 2004 — The Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society presents Fête de Danse 2004, a summer dance benefit concert tonight (7:30pm) at the Halstead Civic Center in Rouses Point. The evening will feature classical and new ballet and Irish dances. Todd Moe talks with event coordinator Jason Andrew. For tickets, call: 518-297-3793. Go to full article
Jun 22, 2004 — The impasse in Albany has made an already tough budgeting year even tougher for local school districts. School boards had to estimate the amount of state aid they expect to receive next year. Still, budgets passed in most districts. But a handful failed. Those districts will have to make contingency budgets, and that means cutting thousands of dollars in programs, services, and in some cases, people. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2004 — Governor Pataki's most prominent reference to agriculture in his State of the State speech Wednesday was a commitment to expand the state's farmland preservation and conservation program. Yesterday Pataki announced $12 million in grants to protect active farmland statewide, including on two North Country farms. As David Sommerstein reports, other good news for agriculture was hidden in the details of Pataki's message. Go to full article
Dec 25, 2003 — Facing skyrocketing Medicaid and pension costs, county governments are mulling raising the sales tax to boost revenue next year. One North Country lawmaker who would have to approve the increase says he's against the idea. He says first, the state should take responsibility for causing the financial problems in the first place. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Redford, NY, Aug 20, 2003 — Redford, New York is a tiny blip on the map today but, like many Adirondack towns, it has been through periods of boom and bust. During a boom time, in the mid 1800s the Roman Catholics came together and built a church which was consecrated on August 15, 1855. Ever since then parishioners take a day in August to get together for the Redford Picnic. The event has become a fundraiser for the church and parochial school, but for the families that have been attending for generation after generation it is much more. Lamar Bliss attended last year's picnic. Go to full article
May 30, 2003 — It's been a rollercoaster ride this spring for New York's educators. Governor Pataki proposed a billion and half dollars in cuts to school aid. The state legislature passed a budget that restored much of the money. Pataki vetoed that budget. The legislature overrode the veto. School budget votes were delayed by two weeks to give the political wrangling time to run its course. Now people are readying to approve or reject their schools' spending plans next Tuesday. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article