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If you want to know what makes a community tick, find the women who are active in clubs, village improvement efforts, and cultural activities. That will take you to the heart of the town about as fast as anything. I had the privilege of being asked...
My friends in fundraising tell me to never refer to radio as an “ethereal” medium. People like to give money to bricks and mortar. We may not have new brick buildings, but we do have a new tower site. If you’ve been following Radio...
Our summer news intern, Sarah Harris, was assigned the St. Lawrence County Fair for her final human interest feature. Along with three others, I joined her yesterday evening on the excursion to Gouverneur. County fairs have changed in the four...
News stories tagged with "gouverneur"
Apr 07, 2006 — Spend time around a dairy farm, and you'll learn a lot about the farmer who owns it. Some barnyards are muddy and chaotic, others immaculate and organized. Some farmers get obsessed with grazing, or breeding perfect heifers, or using bugs to fight disease on their fields. Some love big tractors, others hate 'em. David Sommerstein's doing a year of stories on everyday dairy farming with Bob Andrews, who farms near Gouverneur. Bob's a manager. Go to full article
Feb 23, 2006 — It's the time of year when calf pens pop up across the North Country landscape. It's easy to forget that making milk is really about making baby cows. They don't call it "animal husbandry" for nothing. David Sommerstein's doing a year of stories on the ins and outs of life on a dairy farm. Today, dry and freshened cows, calving, and the reproductive business of a dairy farm. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2006 — The North Country used to be a region of dairy farmers. Northern New York has lost hundreds of dairy farms since the 1980s. Still, dairy remains the biggest industry here and the cow remains a potent symbol. But fewer people know what dairy farming is all about. This year, David Sommerstein is going to try to demystify the dairy farm. Every month in 2006, we'll follow life in the barn, on the fields, and in the farmhouse through the changing seasons. In this first edition of A Year on the Farm, David takes us to the Andrews farm in the town of Fowler, outside Gouverneur, for the basic chores that go on year-round - milking, feeding, and bedding. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2005 — A North Country-grown drug store chain is suing a long-time ally and developer. The lawsuit claims the man gave away Kinney's confidential information to Walgreens, the nation's biggest drug store chain. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Dec 01, 2005 — Greyhound Bus Lines will cut its service from Syracuse to North Country communities this winter. Beginning February 23, buses will no longer run to Watertown, Gouverneur, Canton, Potsdam, and Massena, including stops at Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Dec 01, 2005 — Greyhound's decision took many by surprise. Betty Knight was waiting for the bus in Canton yesterday. Knight worked at the Greyhound office for 20 years when it was at the St. Lawrence Inn. She spoke with David Sommerstein. Go to full article
Nov 29, 2005 — Senator Chuck Schumer wants North Country leaders to get together to deal with the housing crunch around Fort Drum. On Monday, the Democrat called for a Fort Drum Housing Summit to address the issue. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 22, 2005 — The expansion of Fort Drum near Watertown continues at a frenetic pace. By the spring, some 6,000 soldiers and their families will have relocated to northern New York in the last year and a half. The Army is building new housing on base. Private developers have plans for large subdivisions in nearby LeRay and Pamelia. But demand far exceeds supply as far as 30 miles from the base. David Sommerstein reports on the housing crunch. Go to full article