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Earl Belile is North Country Public Radio

Earl Belile from Colton learned bluegrass music and a taste for simple things from his southern squadron mates in the Air Force. He plays the mandolin every morning.  Go to full article

Hands-On Learning at the Constructivist Conference

This week St. Lawrence University hosts the 11th Annual Constructivist Design Conference on teaching and learning. The gathering has a lot to live up to. Organizers describe it as "a conference unlike any other ever held". 175 teachers from around New York State and the country spend a few days of their summer modeling a style of learning based on doing, not explaining. David Sommerstein talks with North Country teachers who are attending for the second year.  Go to full article

North Country Voices: The Smoking Ban

The smoking ban which took effect at midnight last night was a big topic of conversation yesterday. David Sommerstein talked with people at bars and on the street in Potsdam and Colton to see what they think of the new law.  Go to full article
Colton town supervisor Henry "Hank" Ford displays the new group's logo
Colton town supervisor Henry "Hank" Ford displays the new group's logo

New Property, Recreation Rights Group Forms

Hunters, snowmobilers, ATV riders, and property rights activists in St. Lawrence County are forming a new advocacy group they say will give them a stronger voice in Albany. The move comes as a timber company is poised to sell thousands of acres of land in the southeast corner of the county. David Sommerstein reports on last night's inaugural meeting in Colton.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Sweet Sound of Spring

Commentator Betsy Kepes introduces us to her family's backyard maple syrup operation, a sure sign of spring.  Go to full article

Tourism in the North Country, Part 1

For years, the tourism industry has been seen as the North Country's next economic engine. Ten of millions of dollars have been spent to polish the region's attractions, from tourist trains to ski slopes. But the last decade has seen little of the growth local leaders counted on. In this first of a two part series, Brian Mann reports many communities have struggled to find private investors willing to bank on North Country tourism.  Go to full article

Commentary: A Pumpkin Fairytale

Digging, hoeing, fence-building. Gardening is manual labor. Hard work that callouses your hands and bends your back. But there's always the element of chance, and as commentator Betsy Kepes finds, perhaps a bit of magic.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Boston Marathon

Last May, commentator Betsy Kepes ran fast enough in the Ottawa Marathon to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Last Monday, she started running in a small town 26 miles west of Boston and ran east through town after town to the race finish at the Boston Public Library.  Go to full article

Commentary: Dunking the Holiday Blues

A December swim in the Raquette River. Betsy Kepes has the shocking details.  Go to full article

Grasse River Players presents The Bells

The Grasse River Players presents The Bells tonight at 7 p.m. at the Colton Library, tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Banford Elementary in Canton. Todd Moe talks with director Barbara Burdick about this interactive theater production for children.  Go to full article

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