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Facing Tax Hikes, Schools Slash Budgets

Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Local School Districts Face Big Cuts

Educators in the North Country are watching the education budget battles in Albany carefully. School districts across the region face both double digit tax rate increases and cuts to programs and services next year. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Ogdensburg Catholic Archdiocese Recalls Two Priests from Peru

After 40 years of missionary work in Peru, priests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg are being asked to return home because of the continuing shortage of priests. Jody tosti reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: When in Peru...

Good travelers respect local customs and sample local foods. But as commentator Elle Garrell Berger discovered, sometimes traveling gives us a chance to test our values along with the new tastes.  Go to full article

Peru Indians Headed for State Football Finals

Martha Foley talks with Steve Ouellette, sports writer for the Plattsburgh Press Republican about high school football in the North Country, specifically, the Peru Indians' Class B Semifinal win over Harrison last week. The win lifts them into Saturday's state final.  Go to full article

Back to Nature with Amazonian Shamans

Martha Foley talks with Dr. Françoise Barbira-Freedman, who teaches medical anthropology at Cambridge University. She has spent many years working with shamans in Peru and has just completed work on a BBC documentary on the subject. She spoke recently at St. Lawrence University.  Go to full article

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