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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reorganizing in an effort to provide more resources to help and small- and mid-size farms to grow their businesses and reach larger markets, including institutions like schools and hospitals. Secretary Tom...
How's this for a menu: Chilled watermelon gazpacho with a Chobani Greek yogurt dollop from the Mohawk Valley; fresh oysters from Long Island; Brooklyn cured chicken apple sausage; spelt bread from Finger Lakes flour; lacto-fermented ginger carrots...
Ailsa Chang’s NPR profile of New York Senator — and former North Country congresswoman — Kirsten Gillibrand is getting panned on-line and apparently edited by NPR’s on-line crew. Chang’s report cast Sen....
Tuesday afternoon, in a conference call with reporters, New York Democrat and Senate Agriculture committee member Kirsten Gillibrand laid out her priorities for a new farm bill. She discussed plenty of policy to help farmers, from revamping the milk...
3:43pm. And hello again! Natasha Haverty is back now from Massena, working on a story to air Monday morning on the 8 O’clock Hour. I asked her to tell me a little about Sen. Gillibrand’s appearance. As expected, Gillibrand used the...
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Sep 22, 2006 — The 20th Congressional district race continues to intensify with national politicians and activist groups on both sides weighing in. As Brian Mann reports, Congressman John Sweeney has also drawn a key local endorsement. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Sep 08, 2006 — The tone of the 20th Congressional District campaign intensified yesterday. Kirsten Gillibrand posted a controversial attack ad on her campaign website, comparing Republican John Sweeney to Joseph MCarthy. McCarthy led the infamous House Unamerican Activites hearings in the 50s. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Sep 07, 2006 — Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand says she's closed the gap with Republican congressman John Sweeney. A pollster hired by Gillibrand's campaign says she lags by only 8 percent. That's much closer than an independent poll conducted by Siena College late last month. Brian Mann has the story. Go to full article
Aug 29, 2006 — A new poll taken by Siena College shows Republican John Sweeney leading the 20th congressional district race by wide margins. With two months before the November election, Sweeney holds a 19-point advantage over Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2006 — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand drew support yesterday from eleven union organizations. Gillibrand is challenging Republican John Sweeney in the 20th Congressional District. As Brian Mann reports, one of the unions backing Gillibrand is the New York State United Teachers with more than half a million members statewide. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2006 — Congressman John Sweeney represents much of the North Country. The Republican has won re-election easily in the past, but this year faces a surprisingly stiff challenge from Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Sweeney stumbled earlier in the spring, plagued by health concerns, ethics questions, and by a flap over his appearance at a frat party. But as Brian Mann reports, Sweeney is campaigning hard and hopes to focus voters attention on the federal tax money that he's won for his district. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2006 — Political observers say this could be a tough election year for Republicans. President Bush's sagging popularity, the war in Iraq, and scandals in Washington have left some GOP incumbents vulnerable. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand hopes the national mood will boost her chances against incumbent John Sweeney. Gillibrand is in the middle of a swing through the North Country this week. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2006 — Yesterday's announcement in Lake Placid came at a time when Assembly Democrats are scrutinizing the management of the Olympic Regional Development Authority. A hearing is scheduled to resume this afternoon into the appropriateness of a gathering, Congressional Challenge, held last winter, and co-hosted by Republican Congressman John Sweeney, ORDA, and the New York Power Authority. As Brian Mann reports, top Republicans, including Governor Pataki, say the gathering was ethical. Go to full article
Apr 19, 2006 — The race for the North Country congressional seat now held by Republican John Sweeney is drawing national attention and national money. The district includes Glens Falls and much of the Adirondacks. The latest campaign documents released this week show that Sweeney and top Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand both raised more than $300,000 in the first quarter of this year. As Brian Mann reports, a growing number of national Democrats and Republicans see the 20th congressional district as one of the top match-ups in the country. Go to full article