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Reporter Julie Grant was in Ogdensburg today at a meeting at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center about its future. Julie’s working on a story for tomorrow morning’s 8 O’clock Hour, but she took a moment out to give me some information...
Lots going on today. Some of what we’ve been covering in the newsroom: Vermont has just become the sixth state to grant driver’s licenses to migrant workers — Sarah Harris has a great story today on how some local farmers, and...
Update, 1:35: The Human Services Center is closed for the rest of the day today; it’ll reopen Thursday as usual. *** We just received a press release from St. Lawrence County that the Human Services Center, on State Highway 310 in Canton, has...
The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
Just as most of us in the office are getting over our spring colds, stomach bugs, etc., some unsettling news has come from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It turns out St. Lawrence County is one of the least healthy in the state. In fact,...
News stories tagged with "st-lawrence-county"
Dec 14, 2001 — In early October, St. Lawrence lawmakers voted 11 to 4 in favor of including state prison inmates in the county's redistricting plan. Opponents of the plan are now trying to force a public referendum on the issue, and say they have enough signatures to do it. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 30, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence County Parole Director Francine Paretta about the costs and benefits of expanding PINS--the program that helps families deal with problem kids. As of July 1, 2001, 17 and 18-year-olds will now be included. What'll the impact be on county agencies that'll be responsible for them now? Go to full article
Oct 15, 2001 — The state assembly's minority leader was the featured guest at the St. Lawrence County Republicans' annual dinner Friday night in Ogdensburg. Albany Assemblyman John Faso praised his fellow Republicans for their leadership since the attacks of September 11, and took an opportunity to do some campaigning. Faso is a Republican candidate for State Comptroller in 2002. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Aug 31, 2001 — St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee Chairman Steven Burke says he'll run for Lieutenant Governor next year. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2001 — The national group First Book is promoting literacy by giving books to pre-school children from low-income families. Two years ago, a chapter was formed in St. Lawrence County and as Jody Tosti reports, by all accounts, it's making a difference. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2001 — St. Lawrence County legislators will vote tonight on whether to actively support the proposed Chatham Forest Products plant in Lisbon. Go to full article
Jun 26, 2001 — Last year, New York's legislature gave towns the right to regulate jetski use on their home waters—now personal watercraft rules are an issue from lake to lake—David Sommerstein reports on a proposed "curfew" on one St. Lawrence County pond. Go to full article
May 17, 2001 — The Zinc Corporation of America in St. Lawrence County laid off 141 workers Monday, citing high costs and low prices for zinc. David Sommerstein reports employees and area residents alike hope the two month work stoppage is only temporary. Go to full article