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Prisoners: North Country Residents?

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
Salmon River Floods Malone Neigbhorhood
Salmon River Floods Malone Neigbhorhood

Malone: Salmon River Floods Neighborhood

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

Commentary: Beef Cow to Auction

Commentator Jill Vaughan sold her dairy cows a couple of years ago after a lifetime of milking. Beef cows still graze on her farm's pastures. It's still not easy to say goodbye.  Go to full article

New Franklin County Districts Divide Bombay, Akwesasne

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

Strike Settlement at Malone Hospital

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

Malone Hospital Strike Update

Union and hospital officials say talks are moving forward in the week-old strike at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. Martha Foley has an update.  Go to full article

Franklin County Redistricting Plan Struck Down

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

County Budgets Under Pressure

Counties have been bracing for this year's budgets for months. Fiscal troubles at the state level, rising Medicaid costs, the economic downturn add up to increasing pressures at the local level. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Mohawks Oppose NY Tax Plan

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe last week lashed out against the state's plan to collect cigarette and gas taxes on reservations. Earlier this month, the state taxation department released a plan to tax non-native purchases at native-owned gas and tobacco shops. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

West Nile Virus Threat Peaks in August

While the threat of contracting rabies is at an all-time low in the North Country, the dangers of West Nile virus continue. Susan Patterson, a Public Health Educator in Franklin County, says there are 90 different species of mosquitoes, but the ones that carry West Nile are most active in August.  Go to full article

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