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Desiree with her dad, Kenny. Photo: Sarah Harris
Desiree with her dad, Kenny. Photo: Sarah Harris

Sixteen and homeless, pt. 2: homeless no more

Today, we continue the story of 16-year-old Desiree Wieczorek. She's in 10th grade at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. As Sarah Harris reported yesterday, Desiree and her family spent much of last year living outside, homeless. Today we'll go see to the land where they lived. And we'll learn more about how North Country schools support homeless students.  Go to full article
Desiree with her baby half-brother Cameron. Photo: Sarah Harris
Desiree with her baby half-brother Cameron. Photo: Sarah Harris

Sixteen and homeless, in Parishville woods

When you think of being homeless, you think of living in shelters and on the street. You imagine a city. But homelessness happens here in the North Country, too. And it happens to children.

Desiree Wieczorek is in 10th grade at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. Desiree and her family were homeless for about five months last year. They lived in the woods outside Parishville. And it wasn't social services that first helped Desiree and her family move into a real house; it was the school.  Go to full article
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.
Late blight on a tomato. Photo: Kirsten Jennings via flickr, some rights reserved.

Late blight confirmed in St. Lawrence County

Tomato and potato growers beware. Cornell Cooperative Extension has confirmed the first case of late blight in St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article
Hailesboro plans to appeal the USPS decision to close their post office
Hailesboro plans to appeal the USPS decision to close their post office

USPS Budget Deficit May Close North Country Post Offices

A dozen post offices in the North Country may close by the end of the year. These closings are part of the post office's response to record losses and declining mail volume as more people communicate electronically. The post office says they plan to close 2000 locations by next year.

That plan aims to adjust and streamline postal service after losses of 8.5 billion dollars in fiscal 2010. But some say those losses could be negated with a change to the post office pension funds. Steve Knight has more.  Go to full article
Tim Helfter, Hopkinton, (center) has strong objections to the wind power project.
Tim Helfter, Hopkinton, (center) has strong objections to the wind power project.

Critical crowd greets wind company in Parishville

A skeptical public greeted wind power representatives Saturday in St. Lawrence County. Iberdrola Renewables says it's in "the earliest stages" of developing an industrial wind farm in the towns of Parishville and neighboring Hopkinton. As David Sommerstein reports, this weekend's open house puts the communities on a familiar - and contentious - path.  Go to full article
Iberdrola Renewables, one of the leading private electric utilities worldwide and the largest renewable energy operator in the world, is holding an informational meeting tomorrow in Parishville
Iberdrola Renewables, one of the leading private electric utilities worldwide and the largest renewable energy operator in the world, is holding an informational meeting tomorrow in Parishville

Parishville-Hopkinton wind power in "earliest stages"

The owner of the Northeast's largest wind farm - on the Tug Hill Plateau - is looking into a new project in St. Lawrence County. Iberdrola Renewables is holding an informational meeting tomorrow in Parishville. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Arthur C. Clarke in 2005. Photo: Amy Marash; source Wikipedia
Arthur C. Clarke in 2005. Photo: Amy Marash; source Wikipedia

Parishville writer remembers Arthur C. Clarke

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died in Sri Lanka at age 90 yesterday. He came to fame in the 1960s when his short story, "The Sentinel," was made into the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke's descriptions of space travel and super-computers inspired readers and scientists. Parishville science fiction writer David Kyle told Todd Moe that he met Clarke back in the 1940s and maintained a lifelong friendship.  Go to full article
Amy Trubek
Amy Trubek

A passion for local food

A couple of food experts from Vermont will visit the North Country this week. Vermont chef and food historian Amy Trubek, and Vermont Fresh Network Director Meghan Sheradin will speak at GardenShare's annual Local Harvest Dinner in Parishville this Friday night. Both are passionate about bringing locally produced food into homes and restaurants. Todd Moe spoke with them about the pleasures of producing and consuming locally grown foods. Amy Trubek is also an anthropologist who teaches courses about food and culture at UVM. She moved to Vermont 13 years ago and says people are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Towns Veto IP Land Deal

At least three towns in southern St. Lawrence County are taking on Albany over a massive land deal with International Paper. Colton, Piercefield, and Hopkinton have vetoed the state's purchase of conservation easements on more than 33,000 acres of land within their town borders. Parishville was expected to joiin them last night. If the vetoes stand, they would prevent the state from conserving land only in those towns. Overall, the IP deal would protect nearly 260,000 acres of Adirondack land in 9 counties. It would be the largest such deal in state history. Stephen Borey is supervisor of the town of Hopkinton. He spoke with David Sommerstein. He says the state failed to compromise with the towns on their biggest concern - the construction of public ATV trails on the new tracts.  Go to full article
Helen Condon works in the studio of her restored 19th century home in Parishville
Helen Condon works in the studio of her restored 19th century home in Parishville

People: Helen Condon, Traditional Rug Braider

This Sunday, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or "TAUNY", will honor three "North Country Legends". Helen Taylor Condon, traditional rug braider from Parishville; Ralph Morrow, builder of traditional Adirondack guideboats in Saranac Lake; and the New Bremen Ice Harvest, a community tradition of the Lewis County hamlet's volunteer fire department, will receive North Country Heritage Awards. Todd Moe profiles rug maker Helen Condon.  Go to full article

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