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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...
There is a growing disconnect between the debate over taxes in Albany and Washington and the reality on the ground in county seats across the North Country. The bottom line is that costs for government are spiraling upward, in part because the...
News stories tagged with "franklin-county"
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
Mar 05, 2004 — St. Lawrence County will be exhibit A in a forum at the U.S. Census Bureau today about how the census counts prisoners. An Ohio-based researcher says the county's decision to include prisoners in its legislative districts distorts democracy and may be unconstitutional. As David Sommerstein reports, the move was highly controversial when it was adopted. Go to full article
Jan 19, 2004 — An ice jam on the Salmon River triggered a flood through the weekend, forcing residents in Malone to evacuate at least eight homes. As frigid water filled living rooms and basements, rescue crews worked to help people care for pets and recover some of their possessions. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2003 — The Franklin County legislature reviewed a new plan this week that would reshape voting districts. The plan would divide the town of Bombay, breaking off much of the Akswesasne Mohawk reservation. The proposal also excludes prison inmates from population tallies for each district. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2003 — Negotiators representing management and union workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone say they've reached a tentative settlement to end a week-long strike. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement Friday. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Oct 15, 2003 — Franklin County legislators are weighing their options after a new redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court Justice David Demarest last week. Legislative Chairman Earl Lavoie of Malone told the Malone Telegram it's not likely the county will appeal the ruling. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article