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.
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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.
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Oct 16, 2002 — Some 50 people gathered at the Northside Improvement League in Watertown last night to hear a debate among Assembly candidates in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. In the mostly rural and Republican 122nd district, Republican incumbent Dee Dee Scozzafava faces a challenge from Democrat Andy Byrnes. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 09, 2002 — Ground was broken and tilled last spring for a new community garden in Gouverneur managed by young people. Todd Moe visited the garden as the first seeds were planted. Go to full article
Aug 07, 2002 — The union representing nurses and technicians at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday. The union wants to show support for its 43 members who've been working without a contract since December. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jun 04, 2002 — Ground was broken and tilled late last month for a new community garden in the village of Gouverneur. It's not the first or the only community garden in the North Country, but it's one that will be managed by young people and youth groups. Organizers say it will be a reliable source of fresh vegetables for area families and food pantries, as well as a powerful means to bring people together. Todd Moe visited the garden as the first seeds were planted. Go to full article
Jan 07, 2002 — Service Employees International Union Local 1199 says hospital administrators interfered with the rights of employees to resolve problems under the terms of their contract. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Nina Habib Spencer, of the EPA in New York City, about the EPA's latest list of industrial toxic emissions. The Zinc Corporation of America Company in Gouverneur released more toxics into the environment than any other industry in the state. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2001 — The foot-and-mouth outbreak afflicting overseas livestock has left New York farmers and agriculture observers waiting nervously to see what the impact will be on the state's farm scene. Since the foot-and-mouth cases were identified in England, food inspectors and customs officials have tightened controls at borders to ensure the disease isn't accidentally brought here. If there is an outbreak in the US, officials say there would have to be widespread slaughter of livestock much as has been seen in Britain in recent weeks. As Todd Moe found out, North Country farmers are taking the risk of foot-and-mouth disease seriously. Go to full article
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