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Inmates to be excluded from North Country districts

A measure to change where prison inmates are counted when drawing political districts was slipped into the budget bills passed Tuesday night. Beginning with redistricting based on 2010 census data, inmates will be counted at their home addresses, not at the prison where they're locked up. Supporters called the change a victory for equal representation. But the North Country stands to lose more political clout. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Bigtime BBQ in Lake Placid

Lake Placid is serving up lots of barbeque for the July 4th weekend. The I Love Barbeque Festival kicks off this afternoon at 4 and runs through the weekend at the Olympic Skating Oval. Sandy Caligiore is one of the organizers. He spoke with David Sommerstein.  Go to full article

North Country Power Authority bill passes Assembly

A bill paving the way for a municipally owned power company in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties passed the state Assembly yesterday. The bill to create the North Country Power Authority has already passed the state Senate. Robert Best of the Alliance for Municipal Power has been working on the project for almost 20 years. He expects Governor Paterson to sgn the bill into law soon. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

North Country Power Authority bill clears major hurdle

A bill allowing a group of North Country towns to form their own municipal power company cleared the Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Friday. It has already passed in the Senate. A floor vote before the full Assembly is expected as early as today. If it passes, two dozen towns in St Lawrence and Franklin counties will begin to buy power lines and substations from National Grid. The Alliance for Municipal Power is leading the effort. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.

Power out, schools closed by winter's parting shot

A spring storm blanketed parts of northern New York and New England with more than a foot of snow overnight. The snow began falling yesterday morning. It's expected to continue through this morning.

The heavy snow has brought tree limbs down on power lines, causing scattered outages in a swath from southern St. Lawrence County, and along the Canadian border into Vermont. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Small ski areas thrive in sluggish season

As ski center managers in the Adirondacks close the books on another winter season, some are reporting an increase in skier visits and revenue. Others say they've had about the same or fewer numbers of visitors compared to last year. Chris Knight looks back on the winter of 2009-2010, including one of the biggest success stories of the winter - the reopening of two smaller, community-centered ski areas.  Go to full article

Longtime Saranac Lake fire chief dies

The village of Saranac Lake lost one of its most dedicated volunteers and community leaders over the weekend when Don Duso died at the age of 78. Duso was a member of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department for almost 54 years, serving as the department's chief four different times. He also was chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee for more than 20 years. But it was an unexpected encounter with a famous scientist when Duso was just a boy that many people will remember him for. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Big Tupper ski area to re-open

Despite the forecast of freezing rain over the weekend, activists working to revive the Big Tupper ski area say they're hoping to open the sloped tomorrow morning. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Hacketts tries to regain footing amidst lawsuits

It's been an up-and-down week for an embattled North Country retail chain. Hacketts reopened its store in Massena this week. Its parent company finished paying off a $5 million debt. But new lawsuits against the company have emerged, including one from the family that is the retailers' namesake. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence tables J&L site decision

St. Lawrence County lawmakers want more time to decide whether to foreclose on the site of a polluted former iron mine in the southern part of the county. Residents of Clifton and Fine want the county to take control of the J&L mines site so a wood chip processor can open a plant there. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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