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More on the history of Massena and Alcoa

From the NCPR archives, a story about the history of Massena and Alcoa, and the beginnings of the aluminum industry in Massena. Our story was produced in 1989 to complement the exhibit Canal to Company Town by the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.  Go to full article

Healthy Living Partnership Gets Funding

Healthy Living Partnership in St. Lawrence County is getting financial help providing breast and cervical screenings to residents with little or no health insurance. The program is run by the health department and partners with local hospitals and doctors.  Go to full article
"Denny" Farrell with model Rushton canoe.
"Denny" Farrell with model Rushton canoe.

NY's Democratic Party Chair Visits Canton

New York's Democratic Party Chairman Herman "Denny" Farrell visited Canton Friday. David Sommerstein reports Farrell took aim at Governor Pataki in his brief talk with some 30 St. Lawrence county Democrats.  Go to full article

State Grant Will Spur Health Care Training

A $200,000 state grant will provide job training for North Country youths while helping fill gaps in the health care industry. The money will be used for a training program for 45 students who want to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Co. on Burn Barrels: Educate, Not Regulate

St. Lawrence County plans to use education, not a ban, to stop people from burning their trash. Members of the county Services Committee voted yesterday to table a draft law that would have banned the use of burn barrels in the county. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Celebrates Bicentennial

Martha Foley talks with County Historian Trent Trulock.  Go to full article

State Officials Tour Clifton-Fine

The head of the state division of Housing and Community Development Renewal got a tour of Star Lake areas as St. Lawrence County officials highlighted advances in their Northern Adirondack Revitalization Initiative. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

People: Judy Aldrich, St. Lawrence County Dairy Farmer

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence county farmer Judy Aldrich about old and new challenges facing dairy farmers and the dairy industry. Aldrich serves on a national advisory committee at the USDA.  Go to full article

Petition to Include Inmates in Redistricting Census Falls Short

A petition drive to force a public referendum on whether to include inmates in St. Lawrence County's redistricting plan has come up short of valid signatures. Legislator Jim MaFadden is one of four county legislators who oppose the plan.  Go to full article

Referendum Supporters Hope to Exclude Prisoners in Redistricting Count

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

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