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PINS Program Expands To Include Older Teens

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

NYS Assembly Minority Leader Honored by St. Lawrence County Republicans

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

Office for the Aging Seeks Volunteers

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging is seeking ombudsman to act as liaisons for residents of the county's nursing and adult homes. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Democratic Chair to Run for Lt. Governor

St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee Chairman Steven Burke says he'll run for Lieutenant Governor next year. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Water Conservation Urged in St. Lawence County

St. Lawrence County communities are asking residents to ease up on watering lawns, gardens and cars, although no official bans are yet in place. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

First Book Promotes Pre-school Literacy

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

County Legislators to vote on support of Chatham Plant Tonight

St. Lawrence County legislators will vote tonight on whether to actively support the proposed Chatham Forest Products plant in Lisbon.  Go to full article

Jetski Curfews in St. Lawrence County Divide Neighbors

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

Zinc Corp. of America Lays off 141 in St. Lawrence County

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

Stalking Wild Turkey

Thousands of hunters head into the fields and woodlands this month to stalk the wild turkey. David Sommerstein went along on a hunt in the woods of St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

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