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Photo: Julia Metzger-Traber
Photo: Julia Metzger-Traber

St. Lawrence Co. comes out for its "first" Gay Pride Parade

This Saturday was a cloudy one across the north country, but the village of Potsdam was covered in rainbows for what organizers called St. Lawrence County's first ever Gay Pride Parade.  Go to full article

Sounds of the Northway: Spreading social justice through music

A women's singing group, with members who live along the Northway, has produced a new cd, titled Herstory. Ann Ruzow Holland and Cathie Davenport, members of "Sounds of the Northway," are using music to raise awareness of women's issues and cultural diversity.  Go to full article

Food pantries, soup kitchens across North Country brace for season of hunger

Across the North Country, food pantries and soup kitchens are bracing for what could be a season of hunger for many families. High gas and heating oil prices combined with a faltering job market and rising grocery bills have pushed more working people to the edge. As Brian Mann reports, many social service agencies and non-profits say they're already seeing a spike in the number of families seeking help.  Go to full article
Rev. Richard Gilbert
Rev. Richard Gilbert

Through the Eye of a Needle...

The Reverend Richard S. Gilbert, will give a talk tonight at St. Lawrence University titled, "Through the Eye of a Needle: Is Economic Justice an Oxymoron?" The event is part of the University's Sesquicentennial celebration. It's open to the public, free of charge, at 7:30 in Eben Holden Hall. Gilbert is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. He's written and lectured exstensively on economic justice, ethics, and theology. One recent talk was titled "Was Robin Hood Right?" The Rev. Gilbert has also been active in social justice work, both within the Unitarian Universalist Church and the broader community. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
The car driven by slain civil rights activists the night they<br />died.
The car driven by slain civil rights activists the night they
died.

Civil Rights Martyr Honored in Tupper Lake

In the days before their deaths in Mississippi, in 1964, two civil rights activists from New York State visited the Adirondacks. Michael Schwerner, who was 24-years-old, vacationed with friends on Great Sacandaga Lake. Andrew Goodman, who was twenty, visited his family's retreat, Shelter Cove Camp, on Tupper Lake. Goodman grew up spending his summers at the lake. People there have worked to make sure that the Goodman name is remembered in the community. In 2002, they petitioned the Federal government to name a mountain in Andrew Goodman's honor. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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