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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

2002 Home Sales Sharply Up

The real estate market in parts of the North Country saw significant growth in 2002. Prices for single family homes also rose. David Sommerstein reports low interest rates and the stagnant stock market have been enticing people to buy new homes.  Go to full article

Stream Begins Hiring

Stream International is hiring its first 175 customer support agents for its new call center in Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the first wave of employment comes three months later than expected due to the slow business climate.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Trails Still Closed as Insurance Problems Continue

State officials continue to talk with insurance companies about protecting landowners and snowmobile clubs from liability for accidents on private trails. Clubs closed thousands of miles of trails across the state last week due to inadequate insurance. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Jefferson County Republican Head Steps Down

Jefferson County's head Republican will step down at the end of the month. Jim Leana cites personal reasons for his decision, not defeats in last month's elections. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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