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ComLinks faces more turmoil

One of the North Country's biggest non-profit agencies faces more turmoil this week. ComLinks, based in Malone, provides regional housing, home heating, and food assistance. On Friday, ComLinks fired two of its top administrators. Now the organization's board is considering a plan that would close a subsidized housing project in North Creek. Jacob Resneck has details.  Go to full article

Walking to help end hunger in Malone

Thousands of "Cropwalkers" across the country step out each year to help stop hunger in community Crop Walks. They raise money and awareness to help support development programs in more than 80 countries and locally. A Crop Walk will be held this Sunday afternoon (1:00 pm) at the YMCA in Malone. Todd Moe spoke with Sr. Mary Elizabeth Looby, of the North Franklin County Ministerial Association, which is sponsoring the walk.  Go to full article

Malone signs feature Vermont farm

New welcome signs to the town of Malone have raised some eyebrows. It was discovered that the sightly dairy farm pictured on the signs is in Woodstock, Vermont, not Malone, New York. David Sommerstein caught up with Malone town supervisor Howard Maneely at the Local Government Conference Tuesday in Potsdam. He asked Maneely what happened.  Go to full article

Very Special Place: Dick?s Country Store and Music Oasis

The northern edge of Franklin and Clinton Counties is a guitar fan's paradise. Not only is Malone home to one of the world's best-known inlay artists, Dave Nichols, but Orville Gibson, founder of the Gibson Guitar Company, was born in Chateauguay and is buried in Malone. And a few miles east of Chateauguay on a quiet stretch of Route 11, is a store that attracts guitar players, hunters and passers-by whose cars, and stomachs, are running on empty. Today, NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at some very special places in the North Country. In the shadows of some newly-constructed wind turbines is Dick's Country Store and Music Oasis in Churubusco. Earlier this summer Varick Chittenden and Joel Hurd visited the store and learned why musicians and hunters travel hundreds and even thousands of miles to this North Country landmark.  Go to full article

Dancing through life: Ruth Jones Ryan?s artwork in Lake Placid

Drawings and paintings by Malone artist Ruth Jones Ryan go on display at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts tonight. She's 98 and grew up in Malone where she still lives in her family's Victorian home. Ruth Jones Ryan is an artist and entrepreneur. She and her sister owned a gift shop for years in Malone. In 2001, Todd Moe spoke with her about life and art.  Go to full article
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East
Gladys and John Walker sort through boxes of supplies bound for the Middle East

Malone volunteer to be honored by NY Senate

A Malone woman will be honored at the New York Senate next week for her efforts to provide American troops based in the Middle East with basic necessities. Gladys Walker runs the non-profit organization called "Have a Heart-Adopt a Soldier". It's a mom-and-pop program that mails supplies and treats to members of the armed services stationed in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Her work is being celebrated as she becomes the 2007 recipient of the 45th Senate District Woman of Distinction Award by Senator Betty Little. Todd Moe visited Gladys and John Walker in early 2003 when they first began their volunteer project in their home, and caught up with Gladys by phone last week.  Go to full article

Preview: Enthused Duet in Malone

Art is seldom rushed, and sometimes good things really do come to those who wait. A new exhibit opens today at the gallery "forARTSAke" in downtown Malone. The second in a series of exhibits from Carole Marie Vossler, who runs BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, and Adirondack singer/songwriter Dan Berggren. It's called Tracks: Enthused Duet. The exhibit asks questions, such as "Who's been here? Where are we going?" And it links tracks (human, animal or situation) to sights and sounds. The project combines poetry, images and music. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article

Bombay garment factory closes, 75 to be laid off

Seventy-five workers in Bombay -- between Malone and Massena -- will lose their jobs this summer. Gildan Activewear, based in Montreal, will close its Bombay plant there on August 17. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Mohawk Catskills casino takes major step

Another big step forward for the St. Regis Mohawks' casino in the Catskills. Monday Governor Spitzer announced an agreement with tribal chiefs on a gaming compact. As David Sommerstein reports, the deal brings the Mohawks closer than ever to tapping the lucrative New York City gaming market.  Go to full article

State looks for input on ?rooftop? highway

State officials hope to accelerate a plan for a rooftop highway with a series of public meetings across the North Country this week. The idea of a highway between Watertown and Plattsbrugh is more than 30 years old. Martha Foley has more.

Schedule of meetings:

11/14, 7 pm: Best Western University Inn, Canton
11/15, 7 pm: Franklin Co. Courthouse, Malone
11/16, 7 pm: Old County Courthouse, Plattsburgh  Go to full article

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