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Filling the Post-Ames Void

When Ames Department Stores close their doors for good in a dozen North Country communities later this fall, they'll leave behind a retail void. Small town residents will have to drive to larger towns to find everyday goods from socks to Christmas lights to dish drainers. Many areas are scrambling to find other retailers to fill the gap - the so-called "big boxes" like Target or Walmart. The village of Potsdam is one such place. But in the meanwhile, it's using college students to do market research to help local stores fill the Ames niche and keep shoppers close to home. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Red Grammer's Concert for Families

Red Grammer is one of the most sought-after children's performers in the nation. With numerous appearances on television and radio, Red has the unique talent for delighting audiences of all ages. He and his wife, co-lyricist Kathy Grammer, write music for families that understand and respect the power of music to influence young hearts and minds. Red Grammer presents a family concert Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam. Todd Moe chats with Red about children's music.  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of pesticides and packaging. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Potsdam Muslim Leader Reflects on 9/11 Aftermath

Martha Foley talks with a spokesman for the local Muslim community in Potsdam. Thoughts from Abul Khondker one year after the terrorist attacks.  Go to full article

North Country College Campus Vigils

Candlelight vigils and memorials are being held today at college campuses across the North Country to commemorate 9/11. Community gatherings are being held on campuses this evening. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

The Art of Flyfishing

This is a busy time of the year for trout guides and fly-fishing instructors. Todd Moe previews a flycasting clinic tomorrow night in Sacketts Harbor.  Go to full article

The Post Industrial World Economy: Upside Down and Backward

Business leader, environmentalist, and author Paul Hawken is a leading proponent of natural capitalism: corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Hawken spoke last spring at Clarkson University, as part of the college's series on sustainability. He opened his remarks with his explanation of the world economy now, calling it "upside down and backwards." The entire speech can be heard at:  Go to full article

Twin Tower Steel at Clarkson

A piece of history from September 11th is on display at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Sections of two steel beams from the 55th floor of the World Trade Center will become a part of a permanent memorial at Clarkson. David Sommerstein spoke with the Clarkson alum who sent the steel from Ground Zero.  Go to full article

Woman Jailed for Not Testifying Against Ex-spouse in Domestic Violence Case

A Potsdam woman jailed last week for not testifying against her ex-husband in a domestic violence case remains in jail, but bail was reduced Monday from $5,000 to $1,000 dollars. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Football Fans, Welcome the Trailblazers

David Sommerstein talks with Bob Cowser, player and treasurer for the newest team in the semi-pro Empire Football League, the St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers.  Go to full article

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