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Spitzer urges SUNY leaders to fight for funding

With budget battles looming, Governor Spitzer is rallying his closest allies in the creation of a $4 billion higher education endowment fund. In a conference call yesterday, Spitzer urged SUNY presidents to advocate for his plan. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Will Barclay (left) and Darrel Aubertine debate in Watertown
Will Barclay (left) and Darrel Aubertine debate in Watertown

Aubertine, Barclay air differences in debate

An audience of 300 last night saw two different kinds of politician at the second debate between Republican Will Barclay and Democrat Darrel Aubertine. The two are campaigning to succeed state Senator Jim Wright. Barclay portrayed himself as the fighter who'll take on New York City Democrats. Aubertine spoke of bipartisanship and getting things done. And this time, in Watertown, the two didn't shy away from the tone set by attack ads that have been central to the race. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Preview: haunted shipwreck lecture at JCC

Maritime history and shipwreck have been two major themes this year in a series of lectures presented by Seway Trail in Sackets Harbor. A presentation this Thursday afternoon at Jefferson Community College in Watertown will focus on lore of the Great Lakes, particularly tales about haunted shipwrecks. Todd Moe talks with Great Lakes historian, author and teacher Frederick Stonehouse who has written more than 30 books on maritime history.  Go to full article

Legislature Races in Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Jefferson and Lewis County legislatures are up for a vote tomorrow. But the political landscape is quite different between the two. Lewis County districts have been redrawn, and 9 of 10 seats have two or more candidates. In Jefferson County, on the other hand, only 4 of 15 seats will be contested. David Sommerstein spoke with Ray Peterson, a political science professor at Jefferson Community College.  Go to full article

Fort Drum, Economy Top Jefferson County Issues

Things are looking up for people in Jefferson County, thanks in large part to Fort Drum, but the economy remains the number one concern. That's according to the results of Jefferson Community College's 5th annual community survey. David Sommerstein spoke with Joel Lalone, the survey coordinator. He says residents' general satisfaction in Jefferson County dropped sharply after the 2001 terrorist attacks and during the economic recession. This year, the sense of quality of life remains lower than it was before September 11th, but it's improving. Still, Lalone says, most people cite the local economy as the number one problem.  Go to full article
Leopold Center director Fred Kirschenmann in field, & in suit.
Leopold Center director Fred Kirschenmann in field, & in suit.

Farming Sustainability Leader in Watertown

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, president of Kirschenmann Farms, a 3500-acre operation in North Dakota that was certified organic over 20 years ago. Kirschenmann is also director of The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Iowa. He's leading discussion today at Jefferson Community College.  Go to full article
Paul Hawken of <i>Natural Capitalism</i>
Paul Hawken of Natural Capitalism

Sustainability Guru Kicks Off Series in Watertown

Jefferson Community College in Watertown kicks off a year-long look at sustainable economic development tonight with a nationally-known speaker on the subject. Environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken will help JCC examine ways to increase business and jobs in the area while conserving energy and natural resources. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Tackling "Sprawl" in Its Early Stages

We tend to associate the North Country landscape with rolling farmland and deep forests more than sprawling strip malls and subdivisions. But Wednesday evening at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, nationally-recognized landscape architect Peter Flinker will answer the question: are we planning for the sprawl of the future? Martha Foley talks with John Deans, former president of Jefferson Community College and the current mayor of Sackets Harbor about how North Country communities are preparing for growth and change.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Deployments Strain Jefferson County Economy

Jefferson Community College in Watertown will get money from the state to help compensate for student-soldiers from Fort Drum who have been sent overseas. David Sommerstein reports the deployments put a strain on the economy in Jefferson County.  Go to full article

Fire Protection Degree at JCC Could Increase Number of Firefighters in North Country

A new curriculum for future firefighters may be coming to Jefferson Community College. Its still in the early stages, but college and area fire officials are putting their heads together to find out if a Fire Protection Technology program is viable on the JCC campus. As Jody Tosti reports, the new course would allow students more time in the classroom instead of the car.  Go to full article

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