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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

Fort Drum Makes a Difference

This Saturday is Make a Difference Day around the country, a day for volunteering and helping others. People throughout the North Country will clean up parks, visit senior citizens, pitch in many other ways in their communities. Fort Drum near Watertown is reaching out to its neighbors by stocking food pantries.

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Calcium Weighs In

The Jefferson County town of Calcium celebrated the dietary benefits of milk, cheese, and yogurt yesterday as a part of the national "Got Milk?" dairy campaign. About 150 people in the Watertown area spent 4 months on a high dairy, low calorie diet and lost an average of 14 pounds each. The diet was based on research by Dr. James Hill of the University of Colorado School of Nutrition, who found eating more calcium causes the body to burn more fat. David Sommerstein talked with participant Tony Bova.  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

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the Internet. And she'll meet with Fort Drum's new commander. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Eyes Sales Tax Hike

Facing mounting budget woes, St. Lawrence County is among counties statewide considering raising the local sales tax. Lawmakers say the three-quarter of a percent hike would help pay for skyrocketing Medicaid, health care, and pension costs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Simmons To Seek Top Watertown Post

Watertown City Councilman and businessman Paul Simmons has announced he'll run for mayor of the city. He's the second candidate seeking to replace Mayor Joseph Butler, who says he won't seek another term. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

SARS Preparation in North Country

With two documented cases of SARS in the Jefferson County, and dozens of people ill in Ontario, hospitals in the North Country are getting ready. Officials at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake say patients with a high temperature and respiratory problems will be sent directly to the Emergency Department.  Go to full article

SARS Disease Turns Up In New York

Dozens of cases of a deadly flu-like illness known as Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome have been reported in the United States. Two cases have been confirmed in northern New York - and more than a hundred across the border in Ontario. Possible exposure to the disease has also ended the season for two National Hockey League players from Buffalo. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
A volunteer plants onions in Gouverneur's community garden last spring
A volunteer plants onions in Gouverneur's community garden last spring

Growing Gardens in Jefferson County

Land has been cleared for a new community garden in the North Country village of Philadelphia. Organizers say the garden, near Fort Drum, will be a reliable source of fresh vegetables for area families and food pantries, and a powerful means to bring people together. Todd Moe talks with Odette Butler, of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County. For more information about community gardens, call 315-788-8450  Go to full article

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