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Report: Seaway Expansion Not Worth the Cost

Two environmental groups have released a study that questions the benefits of allowing bigger boats on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway. Save the River and Great Lakes United paid for the report because they fear deepening the channels and allowing ocean-going vessels on the Great Lakes would harm the ecosystem. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Peter Payette reports.  Go to full article

Guard Soldiers Prepare For Departure

Hundreds of New York National Guard members got orders this week that will send them to Iraq. They include more than 100 people from units based in Ogdensburg, Morrisonville and Saranac Lake. Chris Knight checked in with one local unit.  Go to full article

NY Nat'l Guard Reservists Bound for Iraq

An infantry battalion of the New York National Guard has been mobilized by the Defense Department for service in the Middle East. More than 100 people from units based in Saranac Lake, Ogdensburg, Morrisonville and Glens Falls are among the 670 members of the 27th Light Infantry Brigade, scheduled to be deployed to Iraq this winter.  Go to full article

George Kennedy is North Country Public Radio

George Kennedy of Ogdensburg gives a few tips on the art of skateboarding.  Go to full article

Kim Demers is North Country Public Radio

Kim Demers of Ogdensburg explains how to fish for salmon.  Go to full article

Steve Chambers is North Country Public Radio

Steve Chambers of Ogdensburg talks about how to use color to create space, depth and life in paintings and drawings.  Go to full article

OSHA Reduces Fine For Ogdensburg Company

The federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration has agreed to reduce a 25-hundred dollar fine it imposed on a St. Lawrence County company for a forklift accident that left a worker dead. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Ogdensburg's Founders Day

Tall ship tours, re-enactments of historic battles, music and exhibits are part of the 2003 Fort La Presentation Founders Day Weekend in Ogdensburg. Todd Moe talks with Tim Cryderman, one of the coordinators of this weekend's event.  Go to full article
Dave Fishel catches up with his former cows.
Dave Fishel catches up with his former cows.

Diversifying the Dairy Industry

The North Country dairy industry is facing some of its bleakest times in memory this summer. Farmers are going deeper into debt and working jobs off the farm. The main culprit for the crisis is a year and a half of extremely low milk prices. The depressed market has forced many farmers to start spin-off businesses to make ends meet. It's called "diversification" in the industry. In the first of a two part series on diversifying farms in the North Country, David Sommerstein reports the opportunities and pitfalls are many.  Go to full article
State Senator Jim Wright
State Senator Jim Wright

Agriculture Bill Passes State Senate

A bill to extend Empire Zone tax credits and incentives to agricultural cooperatives passed in the state Senate Monday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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