I am not a nostalgic person. Nonetheless, I have a visceral fondness for old barns and buildings. These structures fire my imagination about the lives of the people who occupied and used the structures.
Late last month, on my way back from a station...
Sep 30, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Starting next May, motor-boaters will have to complete an eight-hour boat safety course and get a certificate to operate on New York waterways.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the boat safety legislation into law on Friday. It will be phased in over several years, applying initially to anyone 18 or younger and eventually to all boaters. First-time violators could get a fine of $100 to $250. Go to full article
Newton Falls Paper, once the largest employer for miles around. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Jul 28, 2005 — The shuttered Appleton Paper Mill in Newton Falls was on a list of regional impacts Congressman McHugh cited in his vote against CAFTA. Closure of the mill in 2000 only made matters worse for Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Newton Falls. They've struggled for years to reverse the impact chronic high unemployment has on their communities. People came together five years ago in a concerted effort to identify projects that would help. A follow-up round of revitalization meetings is wrapping up tonight in Wanakena. As David Sommerstein reports, many residents see a bright future. Many others can't forget the silent mill. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2005 — Hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts in the North Country will spend tomorrow cleaning up, mending and clearing trails. Those who use trails in the region will help celebrate National Trails Day. Todd Moe talks with Jamie Savage, who's organizing the 3rd annual National Trails Day activities in the Clifton-Fine area. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2004 — Snowmobilers and local leaders praised Wednesday's announcement of $250,000 in state funding for a new snowmobile trail in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. The Alice Brook trail will connect networks in St. Lawrence County and the Tug Hill Plateau. As David Sommerstein reports, environmentalists are most worried about what happens off the trail. Go to full article