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It looks like St. Lawrence County high school kids are graduating at a higher rate than the state average. On Monday, the state Board of Regents and Education Commissioner released the high school graduation rates for the 2008 cohort (that’s...
Later this year, Herkimer native and 1994 Clarkson University graduate Michael Sarafin will be a big part of America’s return to space exploration. In (probably) November or early December (more from the Watertown Daily Times), the...
In the continuation of a very sad story from last month, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain says her office will be charging Jose Miranda, a 64-year-old patient at the psych center, in the homicide of fellow patient Robert Harrienger....
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...
United Helpers has bought Basta’s Flowers in Ogdensburg. In a press release, administrator Michelle Montroy said the organization, which provides services for people with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and mental illness...
News stories tagged with "st-lawrence-county"
Apr 21, 2005 — Senator Hillary Clinton says the controversy over new passport requirements is proof the U.S. needs someone to oversee border issues with Canada. Yesterday, Clinton introduced a bill that would create a Northern Border Coordinator in the Department of Homeland Security. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 19, 2005 — Franklin County is the latest to issue a ban on burning trash or debris outdoors. St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties also have bans in place. Nearly two weeks with little or no rainfall and lots of sun have led to hundreds of brush fires across the North Country. Volunteer fire departments are being stretched thin. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 14, 2005 — There's renewed debate over the future of the North Country's share of cheap electricity produced at the hydropower dam in Massena. The local Alcoa and General Motors plants currently use almost 500 megawatts at below market prices. That's more than the amount of electricity all the households in northern New York use. The agreement expires in 2013. Lawmakers want the industrial giants to extend their side of the deal and commit to providing jobs long term. But if Alcoa and General Motors were to close, people worry downstate interests could grab the cheap power. Two North Country lawmakers are writing bills to stop that from happening. But as David Sommerstein reports, they differ over how to do it. Go to full article
Apr 13, 2005 — St. Lawrence County is asking its residents not to burn grass or trash outside until conditions get wetter. Almost 30 fires burned out of control in just two days in the county. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2005 — St. Lawrence County police are looking for up to 50 morphine patches and painkillers. Several teens stole the drugs from a house Friday night. As David Sommerstein reports, three teens overdosed on the drugs at a party. One remains in the hospital. Go to full article
Mar 23, 2005 — The Franklin County legislature yesterday threw its support behind Governor Pataki's settlement to the 23-year old Mohawk land claim. St. Lawrence County is expected to do the same tonight. It's an about face for both counties, who had opposed the deal when it was announced last month. As David Sommerstein reports, the state more than quadrupled its compensation package to local communities. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Mar 23, 2005 — The Adirondack Community Trust is accepting applications for the third round of the U. R. Plante Medical Scholarship Fund. The Plante Fund was established in 2002 and gives out an annual $10,000 scholarship for a student attending medical school, who has lived in Clinton, Franklin, or St. Lawrence Counties for at least two years. Todd Moe talks with U.R. Plante's daughter, Annette Plante, who lives in Potsdam and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks. Annette says the scholarship was established in honor of her father, who was born in 1891 at Mooers Forks and later moved to Tupper Lake. In 1915, he graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and established a medical practice in Massena. Go to full article
Mar 18, 2005 — The plot continues to thicken in Governor Pataki's efforts to resolve land claims in New York with native tribes. The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin may acquire 1000 acres of state forest land in Jefferson County as a part of a settlement. As David Sommerstein reports, the Nation would be prohibited from developing the land commercially. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Mar 18, 2005 — President Bush's budget proposes consolidation of 18 housing and community development programs under a new Commerce Department umbrella. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County Housing Council director Fred Hanss, who warns the change could mean the loss of millions of dollars now used for rural housing and revitalization projects. Go to full article
Mar 08, 2005 — More than 60% of Americans are overweight or obese. That number is even higher in the North Country. Most alarming is that obesity among children is skyrocketing. Health officials are calling it an epidemic. They warn overeating will shorten our life expectancy if the problem goes unchecked. Last week, the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative held a forum to discuss why North Country residents are so overweight, and what can be done about it. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article