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Officials seek money to fix international bridge

A state report says the international bridge between Ogdenbsurg and Prescott, Ontario is in "urgent need" of repair. The bridge over the St. Lawrence River rates 4.3, or "partially deficient", on a 7-point scale used by the Department of Transportation. The report by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns closing the bridge would cost the region millions of dollars in commerce and tourism. Local officials say they welcome the attention of the Comptroller's report. They hope it'll attract the $75 million needed to repair the 50-year-old span. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

The Seaway as a backdrop for Shakespeare

Some of Canada's best-known actors are spending part of their summer in Prescott, Ontario for the annual St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. This season the company performs Measure for Measure and The Taming of the Shrew. Todd Moe talks with cast members about live theater on the waterfront.  Go to full article
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.
The festival's new mascot, created by artist Millie Bennett, awaits opening night on July 12th.

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

Shakespeare plays are becoming a summer ritual in an Ontario river community. This year marks the sixth season of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott. It's streets have come alive with the sights and sounds of the festival, including quotes from this summer's productions on shop windows and a sculpture of William Shakespeare by a local artist. As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice open this weekend. Todd Moe spoke with artistic director Ian Farthing about another season of Shakespeare on the river.  Go to full article
Steve Scott
Steve Scott

Shakespeare on the St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival opens its fifth season this weekend and is expanding to two productions along the banks of the St. Lawrence in Prescott, Ontario. Two of Shakespeare's best known plays, the magical A Midsummer Night's Dream and the world's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet will be presented at the Kinsmen Ampitheatre through the middle of August. Connie Meng caught up with A Midsummer Night's Dream director Steve Scott.  Go to full article
The Prescott Windmill. In 1873 it was converted into a lighthouse, and today it's a National Historic Site.
The Prescott Windmill. In 1873 it was converted into a lighthouse, and today it's a National Historic Site.

Guns Across the River: The Story of the Forgotten "Alamo of the North"

In November of 1838, there was a little known attack on Prescott, Ontario. A group of mostly New Yorkers, known as the Hunter Patriots, landed at Windmill Point, across from Ogdensburg, convinced thousands of Canadians would join them to oust the British from North America. They occupied a stone windmill near Prescott, but their plan failed. Todd Moe talks with Donald Graves, author of the book, Guns Across the River.  Go to full article

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