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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...
Two stories today out of Malone about Franklin County’s correctional facilities. First, the Franklin County legislature unanimously passed a resolution opposing the planned closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility next year, 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...
Usually, drug arrest sweep stories are pretty straight forward in the North Country, so Miranda Orso’s report this morning for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican makes for some interesting reading. Franklin County officials rounded up 20...
Nancy Reich was a fixture in the North Country for years, heading the ComLinks social service agency based in Malone. Yesterday, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican, she was led into a Franklin County courtroom in handcuffs. Former...
News stories tagged with "franklin-county"
by Brian Mann
Aug 27, 2004 — Public health agencies in Franklin County announced this week that they had completed a two-day mock bio-terror drill. The training session, which ran August 18 and 19, was designed to test coordination between a dozen different organizations ranging from the Red Cross to local hospitals to the public schools. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jun 24, 2004 — In last minute action yesterday, the Assembly ratified the St. Regis Mohawks' compact for its casino in Akwesasne near Massena. The compact was drawn up in 1993 between then-Governor Mario Cuomo and tribal officials, but it was nullified by a court of appeals ruling last year that said the full legislature needed to approve it. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 15, 2004 — A new study of two North Country counties says a key component of welfare reform of the mid-1990s, welfare to work, is encouraging low wage work and the persistence of high poverty levels in the region. Martha Foley talks with the study's author, SUNY Potsdam professor George Gonos. Go to full article
May 25, 2004 — In the North Country, homelessness often means something different than sleeping on a park bench or under a bridge. A family who can't afford a home may move in with relatives, then a month later into a motel room, then into a low-rent apartment, and on and on. Each time the family moves, the children have to get used to new surroundings, new people, and new routines. And in many cases, they have to go to a new school. Preliminary studies show up to a third of the students in many districts don't end the academic year in the same school they started. On the second day of our series, Close to Homeless, we look at how transiency affects kids' education and the schools they attend. David Sommerstein has our story. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 25, 2004 — As we've been hearing this week, homelessness in northern New York can mean many things. People stay as long as they can with relatives or several families might share a small trailer. But social workers and care providers say more and more people are literally winding up on the streets. In Franklin County, a consortium of aid groups is working to measure the number of truly homeless people. They're also working with landlords to help provide low-cost apartments. Nancy Reich is head of Comlinks, a regional housing authority based in Malone. She says even with subsidies, affordable apartments are harder than ever to find. Reich spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
May 24, 2004 — In part one of our series 'Close to Homeless', David Sommerstein reports on a family in Dickinson Center in Franklin County who have experienced the most persistent kind of rural homelessness: chronic transiency. Go to full article
May 24, 2004 — We get up in the morning, know where the coffee cups are, shrug into a robe, and find our favorite chair to wake up in. We have a routine...and security. There's a whole group of North Country citizens who don't experience life that way. They're on the edge of homelessness. This week we're exploring what homelessness means in the North Country, how pervasive it is, and how more people can find stable places to call home. Our regular commentator Jill Vaughan knows first hand what it's like to live on the margins. She's experienced some of the problems associated with near-homelessness in her own life. And she works every day with some of the hardest cases of chronic homelessness in Franklin County. She shares her observations. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 14, 2004 — Todd Moe talks with Michael Styles, author of a biography on his great, great, great grandfather, Captain Michael Hogan who traveled the world in the late 18th and early 19th century and founded Hogansburg in northern Franklin County. Styles says Hogan was born in Ireland in 1766, began his career in the Royal Navy, and settled in New York. Go to full article
Hogansburg, NY, Apr 28, 2004 — Recent surveys show that more people use complementary and alternative medicine than ever before. Talk about acupuncture, massage therapy, aromatherapy and herbal preparations fills popular magazines and television talk shows. For generations, the only medicines used by Mohawk healers came from their knowledge of the plants and animals they lived with. Varick Chittenden and Lamar Bliss spent a late afternoon exploring a woods near Akwesasne in Franklin county with one such healer. Go to full article