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'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect
'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect

Waddington Residents to Decide Waterfront Plans

In Waddington, on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena, residents will vote in the first contested town races since 1991. The political action has been sparked by disputes over development of the town's waterfront. Next week, the town will hold a special referendum on whether to build private homes on undeveloped riverside property. As David Sommerstein reports, the vote could be a preview for the general election.  Go to full article

County Budgets Under Pressure

Counties have been bracing for this year's budgets for months. Fiscal troubles at the state level, rising Medicaid costs, the economic downturn add up to increasing pressures at the local level. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

More New Yorkers Lack Insurance

More Americans are going without health insurance than last year, according to new census bureau data. New York's uninsured increase was less than other states. But as David Sommerstein reports, the result is people are neglecting their health problems.  Go to full article

Mohawks Oppose NY Tax Plan

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe last week lashed out against the state's plan to collect cigarette and gas taxes on reservations. Earlier this month, the state taxation department released a plan to tax non-native purchases at native-owned gas and tobacco shops. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Seedcorn to Launch Local Currency: North Country Notes

The deadline to submit designs for North Country Notes is quickly approaching. The idea is to promote businesses through the use of a local currency. North Country Notes is a project of SeedCorn, a non-profit group in Potsdam. The local currency is expected to be in use in Canton and Potsdam by this fall.  Go to full article

Aubertine Voices Blackout Concerns

As a member of the Assembly's Energy Committee, Darrel Aubertine represented the North Country during yesterday's hearings. The first-term Assemblyman says the hearings will allow committee members to refine their focus.  Go to full article

Preview: Music for an Abolitionist Rally

A concert of anti-slavery songs from the mid-19th century will be performed Friday night in Richville by the Hutchinson Family Revival. The group is a music reenactment ensemble performing popular music of the Victorian era. It's a concert of music with a message. Todd Moe spoke with Hutchinson Family Revival Music Director Richard Price about music and social activism of the 19th century.  Go to full article

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the Internet. And she'll meet with Fort Drum's new commander. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Jon Montan shows off his "Don't Burn" tattoo
Jon Montan shows off his "Don't Burn" tattoo

Don't Burn This Tattoo

St. Lawrence County is making an education campaign about the ills of burn barrels hip fashion. The county planning office is distributing non-toxic, temporary "don't burn" tattoos. Planner John Montan says the idea is to facilitate family conversation about the dangers of trash burning.  Go to full article

Heuvelton Historians Work to Save Long-Forgotten Music Hall

A group of residents and historians in Heuvelton is doing its part to preserve a small part of St. Lawrence County's history. The centerpiece of their work is Pickens Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the village. And the building's restoration has sparked a renewed interest in the career of Bessie Abott, a granddaughter of the original owner of Pickens Hall. Bessie took the opera world by storm in the early 1900's. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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