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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"
Jun 11, 2004 — The St. Lawrence River continues to build on a growing reputation as the new "Carp Capital of the World". After a successful junior carp tournament last summer, Waddington and nearby towns will host the World Carp Championship next summer. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 04, 2004 — Futurist Ed Barlow is coming to St. Lawrence County next week, to lead a discussion at a meeting on the future of the area's work force. Barlow has looked at the state and the region's industries and employers - some of which are at risk, and he'll be offering comments about strengthening them for the future. He'll also look at growth areas of the future. He told Martha Foley the goal is a realignment in workforce and economic development strategies to offset declining industries. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 02, 2004 — It's always something, it seems. This year, it's cicadas to the south, and it's tent caterpillars here in the north. Tent caterpillars are nothing new, their silky nests are common in the crotches of apple, cherry and flowering crab trees every spring. But this year is very different. In some regions of northern New York and Vermont, two kinds of tent caterpillars are at especially high levels this spring. Martha Foley spoke with Steve Van der mark, an educator in natural resources and horticulture with the Cornelll Cooperative Extension Service in St. Lawrence County (315-379-9192). Go to full article
May 27, 2004 — Many people in the North Country own their own homes, but they need help maintaining them to keep them safe, dry, and warm, especially in winter. The Ministry of the North County, or MINC, has a home repair program that tries to help. MINC gets more than 100 applications a year from people who need assistance fixing their homes. Sheryl Evans is MINC's outreach worker in St. Lawrence County. She spoke with David Sommerstein. You can reach MINC at 315-322-4271 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Go to full article
May 21, 2004 — Alcoa Corporation in Massena is rehiring 60 people it laid off and creating 20 new jobs. The aluminum market is rebounding slowly. But as David Sommerstein reports, it may not be fast enough to make the new jobs permanent. Go to full article
May 14, 2004 — The Republican likely to challenge Senator Charles Schumer in November made a brief swing through the North Country yesterday. After an appearance at a diner in Keene Valley, downstate Assemblyman Howard Mills courted the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party's endorsement at an event in Canton. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 11, 2004 — The high water season of spring gives paddlers an opportunity to run the North Country's best stretches of whitewater. Every year the Adirondack Mountain Club's Laurentian chapter sponsors a classic run on the Grasse River in southwestern St. Lawrence County. From the put-in at Lampson Falls to the town of Russell, the river roars down 9 cascades and miles of rapids. David Sommerstein hitched a ride in the trip leader's canoe and sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
May 10, 2004 — A bill now circulating in the state legislature would ban the open burning of trash and other toxic materials in rural communities around the state. The legislation is backed by several environmental groups, but is opposed by farmers. Recently, some of the supporters of the ban sponsored a cross-country bike ride to draw attention to their cause. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by NCPR News
May 07, 2004 — Home-based and locally owned businesses in St. Lawrence County are being showcased today at the 2004 Spring Expo at SUNY Potsdam. The show is separated into nine categories, including Tastes of the North Country, North Country Talent and Small Businesses, Big Impact. The public is invited to visit the 60 exhibitors expected at the expo which takes place today and tomorrow in SUNY Potsdam's Maxcy Hall. Kathy DelGuidice organized the event. Go to full article
May 06, 2004 — The federal program that subsidizes air service in rural areas, including the North Country, has faced cuts under the current budget deficit. Lawmakers have fought to keep the service alive, saying it's the only way for airports like Massena, Watertown, and Saranac Lake to remain viable. Under the current system, operated by Mesa Air, all flights go to Pittsburgh. A Massena entrepreneur sees the situation as an opportunity. Ed Kaneb, Jr. is seeking $30-50 million to start his own regional commuter airline based in Massena. It would fly to Syracuse, with connections to northeast cities like Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, and New York City. Kaneb Jr. spoke with David Sommerstein. He sees the large population centers across the border as potential markets. Go to full article