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Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.
Father Delbel addresses parents and parishioners at a meeting shortly after the school closure was announced.

Champlain's St. Mary's Academy closes its doors

Another Catholic school is closing in the North Country. St Mary's Academy, a pre-kindergarden to 6th grade elementary school within the Clinton County town of Champlain, won't reopen in the fall.

Catholic officials blame declining enrollment, a budget deficit, and worries about long-term debt.

But for parents of the 46 kids, from New York, Quebec and Vermont, who went to St. Mary's, the decision has meant painful changes.  Go to full article
We're in for some turbulent times in the next couple of days.

Lake Champlain flooding worsens, hitting Plattsburgh, Rouses Point

The National Weather Service says as much as half an inch of rain is possible today in parts of the North Country. The hardest hit area this morning is Lake Champlain which is expected to continue rising this week toward a new record flood stage of 102.9 feet. Brian Mann has an update.  Go to full article

A "rooftop highway," mile by mile

The "rooftop highway" is almost mythical in northern New York. The idea of an Interstate linking Watertown and Plattsburgh, through Gouverneur, Canton, Potsdam, and Malone, has been bouncing around since the 1950s. It's seen as a key to economic development in the North Country. New York's department of transportation estimates the whole project would cost $2 billion and take decades to build. So the DOT is taking public comment on a new plan to take the smallest of steps forward--a passing lane here, decongesting intersections there, maybe even a bypass. 75 people came to last night's meeting in Canton. Few were pleased with what they heard. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Despite promises & subsidies, job cuts possible at Wyeth

Rumors are circulating in Rouses Point that jobs might be cut at the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plant, despite the recent sale of the facility to a new company. At the time of the announcement, Akrimax officials promised to maintain full employment at the facility. But that now appears in question. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Wyeth plant sold, 800 North Country jobs saved

The North Country scored a major economic victory on Tuesday, as Governor Eliot Spitzer unveiled a plan to save the pharmaceutical plant in Rouses Point. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced two years ago that the facility would close no later than 2009. But with the help of a three million dollar taxpayer subsidy, a new company stepped in. As Brian Mann reports, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals plans to maintain more than 800 high-paying jobs.  Go to full article
An increasingly militarized US-Canada border
An increasingly militarized US-Canada border

Emergency vehicles delayed at US-Canada border

For generations, American and Canadian ambulance and fire crews have rushed across the border to each other's aid in times of emergency. But local officials on both sides of the border say new Homeland Security rules are creating dangerous delays, slowing response times and threatening partnerships that formed over a century ago. Federal officials promise improvements, but new passport rules could make the situation even more complicated. Independent producer Jacob Resneck has this special report.  Go to full article

Preview: Fete De Danse 2007

Norte Maar and the Rouses Point Historical Society present the return of Fete de Danse, a summer dance concert in the Rouses Point Civic Center Thursday night (7:30 pm). The program will feature Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet from London in the world premiere of the "Leger Ballet", choreographed by Julia Gleich. Norte Maar's Jason Andrew told Todd Moe that the ballet includes new music and is based on the life and art of cubist painter Fernand Leger, who lived in Rouses Point in the early 40's.  Go to full article
Citizens examine visual simulations at Noble Environmental's open house in Ellenburg...
Citizens examine visual simulations at Noble Environmental's open house in Ellenburg...

The Wind Farm Debate Continues in Clinton

Two more North Country towns are embroiled in debate over industrial-size wind farms. In Cape Vincent, hours of public meetings have failed to yield setback requirements for a proposed 60-windmill farm near the St. Lawrence River. The town of Plattsburgh will consider a one-year moratorium on wind farms tonight.

In northern Clinton County, two projects promising almost 300 windmills are moving ahead. One of the companies held open houses last week to court supporters. Opponents have sued to halt the plans. As David Sommerstein reports, at stake are an economic windfall and a rural landscape that could be forever changed.  Go to full article
Snowshoe champ Aaron Robertson (photo: Brian Teague)
Snowshoe champ Aaron Robertson (photo: Brian Teague)

Rouses Point Man Wins Nat'l Snowshoe Title

Aaron Robertson of Rouses Point and Nikki Kimball, formerly of Elizabethtown, who now lives in Montana, are the new national champions in snowshoeing. 80 athletes from across the country competed in the 5th Annual Nike U.S. National Snowshoe Championships in Anchorage, Alaska last weekend. Robertson won the men's 10 k race in 42:19 to claim his first national title. He's a music teacher at Northeastern Clinton High School, and told Todd Moe that he became an avid runner while a student at SUNY-Potsdam.  Go to full article

Preview: F?te de Danse in Rouses Point

The Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society presents Fête de Danse 2004, a summer dance benefit concert tonight (7:30pm) at the Halstead Civic Center in Rouses Point. The evening will feature classical and new ballet and Irish dances. Todd Moe talks with event coordinator Jason Andrew. For tickets, call: 518-297-3793.  Go to full article

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