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Manure Spill Contaminates Black River

A massive sewage spill from a dairy farm near Lowville, on the Black River, forced Watertown to shut off its main water supply yesterday afternoon. The city is operating on reserves of stored water. State officials have increased the flow of water from the Stillwater Reservoir, hoping to flush the liquid manure out into Lake Ontario. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Watertown Call Center to Hire 500 Workers

Three years after it opened, a Watertown call center is reaching and plans to exceed its original hiring goals. Stream New York says it will hire about 500 people to provide customer service for technology and health care companies, including Sirius satellite radio. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
The pig race at the Lewis Co. Fair.
The pig race at the Lewis Co. Fair.

A Fair Connoisseur's Perspective

We're in the thick of county fair season. The St. Lawrence County fair runs through Sunday in Gouverneur. In Lowville, the Lewis County Fair continues through Saturday. David Sommerstein stopped by Tuesday. He found fair connoisseur Russell Martel sitting under a tent behind Smokey's BBQ shack. Martel drove over an hour from North Bay to check out a fair he'd never been to before.  Go to full article
The pig race at the Lewis Co. Fair.
The pig race at the Lewis Co. Fair.

A Fair Connoisseur's Perspective

We're in the thick of county fair season. The St. Lawrence County fair runs through Sunday in Gouverneur. In Lowville, the Lewis County Fair continues through Saturday. David Sommerstein stopped by Tuesday. He found fair connoisseur Russell Martel sitting under a tent behind Smokey's BBQ shack. Martel drove over an hour from North Bay to check out a fair he'd never been to before.  Go to full article
Shane Henry loads ice cakes on the back of his grandfather's trailer.
Shane Henry loads ice cakes on the back of his grandfather's trailer.

Ice Harvesting in New Bremen

A hundred years ago, ice harvesting was big business in the North Country. Blocks of ice were hauled from frozen ponds and lakes and shipped south as far as Florida. By the early 40s, refrigerators killed the industry, but firefighters in New Bremen, have kept the tradition of the ice harvest alive - since 1964. Reporter Greg Warner has this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Books: Walking a Roundabout Path

Lowville writer and retired dairy farmer, Bonnie Colton, writes essays, poetry and commentaries about life in Lewis County. She's collected some of her weekly newspaper columns in a new book. Colton told Todd Moe that the book's title, Walking a Roundabout Path, is a metaphor for life.  Go to full article

Lewis County Wind Farm Gets Go-Ahead

Construction of one of the largest wind farms in the East is expected to begin on the Tug Hill Plateau next spring. The project had been delayed for several years because a renewable energy tax credit was stuck in Congress. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Democrat for Congress Kicks Off Campaign

The long-shot Democratic candidate for John McHugh's seat in Congress officially kicked off his campaign from the steps of the courthouse in Lowville yesterday. As David Sommerstein reports, Watertown-based surgeon Robert Johnson is running primarily as a health care reformer.  Go to full article
Henry Beach photographs <br />Source:  Adirondack Museum
Henry Beach photographs
Source: Adirondack Museum

Lowville's Henry Beach, A Photographer Rediscovered

This summer, the Adirondack Museum is featuring the work of Lowville photographer Henry Beach. Beach was a commercial photographer in the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. He made a living producing postcards and documenting life in the Adirondack Mountains. His images capture everyday scenes and some of the early controversies that shaped the Park. Brian Mann spoke with curator Laura Rice.  Go to full article

Living With Autism ? A Personal Perspective

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Temple Grandin, an expert in animal welfare and handling and the design of livestock handling facilities. She's also autistic, and travels worldwide lecturing on autism. Grandin says researchers now know that autism is not caused by bad parenting or the environment. It's caused by brain abnormalities that occur during pregnancy. The emotion centers of the brain are immature at birth. And the wiring in the cortex of the brain is, in Grandin's words, "scrambled".  Go to full article

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