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Brockville concert to promote local music and palliative care

Brockville singer-songwriters Robert Graham and Ashley Armstrong will join blues guitarist Pat Johnson this Sunday afternoon in a concert billed as a Songwriter Showcase. The concert is also a fundraiser for palliative care at the Brockville General Hospital. The concert, at Bud's on the Bay, starts at 2 o'clock. Robert Graham told Todd Moe that the concert will feature the three musicians playing their own tunes, improvising together and talking about how their music.  Go to full article

Preview: "The Child and the Enchanted Ones" in Potsdam

The Crane School of Music's Opera Ensemble presents Maurice Ravel's classic fantasy opera, L'Enfant et les Sortileges, or The Child and the Enchanted Ones this weekend. The opera opens tomorrow morning with a special education outreach performance for children and families, and continues Friday and Saturday night. The fantasy opera includes fairy tale characters, furniture and little animals which come to life to chastise a child who has been tormenting them. Todd Moe spoke with some of the cast and Crane Opera Ensemble director Carleen Graham who says Ravel's opera is the fable of a rude child who finds that the objects and animals of his childhood have their own lessons to teach.  Go to full article

College hockey as iconic tradition

One of the North Country's biggest college hockey fans has written a book that profiles the hockey tradition at St. Lawrence University. Todd Moe talks with Robert Graham about his book, Go Saints! The Saga of St. Lawrence University Hockey. Graham, who lives near Massena, discovered a love of hockey as a student at St. Lawrence in the 1950s. He says his book is the story of men's and women's college hockey at St. Lawrence that's evolved into tradition. Graham will sign copies of his book from 1-3 pm Saturday at the Brewer Bookstore in Canton  Go to full article
Mayor-elect Jeff Graham at his tavern in Watertown.
Mayor-elect Jeff Graham at his tavern in Watertown.

Jefferson & Lewis County Election Results

The city of Watertown harkened back to its recent past yesterday by returning former mayor Jeff Graham to office. David Sommerstein reports on election results in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.  Go to full article

Watertown to Elect New Mayor

Two businessmen and political veterans face off in a non-partisan race for mayor of Watertown tomorrow. Tavern owner Jeff Graham served two terms as mayor in the 1990s. Paul Simmons owns an auto repair shop and has been a city councilman for four years. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.

A North Country Assessment of Golisano

David Sommerstein talks with Independence Party executive committee member and former Watertown mayor Jeff Graham about Independence gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano's lighter than expected showing. Golisano spent more than $60 million on the campaign.  Go to full article
Jeff Graham tends bar and fields political calls.
Jeff Graham tends bar and fields political calls.

Where's the "Demos" in Democracy?

If choice at the ballot box is the foundation of a vigorous democracy, New York State doesn't look too healthy. None of New York's 29 congressional representatives face a competitive challenge. More than 95% of state legislators are expected to win re-election. In the North Country, only 2 of the 7 regional races for state office are close. If democracy is about choosing the best person to govern on our behalf, what happened to that choice? David Sommerstein asks around.  Go to full article

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