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Heard Up North: When the cows escape

Rural living has its special moments. Sometimes the evening's entertainment just walks right in. Sometimes on four legs. As in cows. Then you get to know your neighbors better, explore the countryside, and even learn new skills.
David Sommerstein and his wife were making a late dinner one night last summer. Just as dusk was quickly fading to dark, two big heifers wandered in to enjoy the fresh, tender lawn. David and Lisa figured they knew where these cows were supposed to be, so they called the neighbors -- and the round-up began.  Go to full article

Election Night diners on the issues

It's a rare night in rural northern New York when so many people travel into town as they do on Election night. Local fire departments and VFWs figured it was a good chance to raise some money. Hence, the election night supper. David Sommerstein asked diners at the Pierrepont fire department chicken and biscuit dinner about the war in Iraq and other issues that affected their vote.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: My Polling Place

David Sommerstein goes to vote at the Pierrepont town hall. Built in the 1850s, it used to double as a one-room gym where basketball and volleyball games were legendary.  Go to full article

Commentary: Richer and Poorer

Many people believe that time and progress walk hand in hand, many don't. Here's a cautionary tale from commentator Mike Owen. He's one of the latter.  Go to full article

Maple Anticipation: Waiting for the Sap to Run

Martha Foley talks with David the day after he and Lisa tapped their backyard trees to find out if the sap is flowing.  Go to full article

Hands-On Learning at the Constructivist Conference

This week St. Lawrence University hosts the 11th Annual Constructivist Design Conference on teaching and learning. The gathering has a lot to live up to. Organizers describe it as "a conference unlike any other ever held". 175 teachers from around New York State and the country spend a few days of their summer modeling a style of learning based on doing, not explaining. David Sommerstein talks with North Country teachers who are attending for the second year.  Go to full article

Eben Holden: A New Edition of an Old Favorite

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University English professor Dr. Albert Glover about his new edition of Irving Bacheller's Eben Holden.  Go to full article

No Jetski Curfew in St. Lawrence County Town of Pierrepont

Jetski users will still have their way on the Hannawa Falls Reservoir in St. Lawrence County. The Town of Pierrepont Board voted unanimously against a 6 pm to 9 am curfew for the machines. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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