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Small Forests Can Breed Disease

Small chunks of forest, often split up by farm fields or new housing developments, are everywhere in the North Country. But you may want to wear long pants when you walk through them. According to new research, small patches of woodlands breed more ticks with Lyme disease. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Mary Dial surveys the blank pallette of one of her gardens in spring.
Mary Dial surveys the blank pallette of one of her gardens in spring.

Gardens Galore!

If you're having trouble finding enough time to tend to your garden this summer, imagine how busy Mary Dial must be. Her home, overlooking the St. Lawrence River near Clayton is surrounded by eleven gardens. Her gardens have been featured in the New York Times and most recently won a Golden Trowel Award from Garden Design magazine. A couple of weeks ago Mary took a break to show us around.  Go to full article

Alex Bay Hospital Slow to Gain Financial Footing

Three months after it gained its independence from Samaritan Medical Center, River Hospital in Alexandria Bay is struggling to right its financial affairs. As David Sommerstein reports, the not-for-profit which owns the hospital is trying to cut through a thicket of red tape to make ends meet.  Go to full article

The Great Lakes' Nine Most Wanted

We hear all the time about invasive species in the Great Lakes region. But many people have no idea what Eurasian Ruffe, Round Goby, or European Frogbit look like and even less of an idea about what to do about the problem. But environmental education groups are trying to change that. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Exotic Zooplankton Eggs a Threat To Lakes?

A preventative measure used by ships is supposed to stop tiny foreign aquatic animals from invading the Great Lakes. But a new study finds it doesn't always work on their eggs. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Rainy Spring Boosts Water Levels

The soggy spring and early summer have helped raise water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. But shoreline residents say it wouldn?t take a drought for the water to dip too low again. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

New Federal Rules To Tighten Port Security

Final regulations requiring all ports to be secure against terrorist attacks will be released next month by the federal government. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson reports that port officials are hoping the new rules come with some new money.  Go to full article
The Sacket Mansion (ca. 1802) now the Visitors' Center
The Sacket Mansion (ca. 1802) now the Visitors' Center

A Walking Tour of Sackets Harbor: Battlefield, Bay and Barracks

Saturday is National Trail Day, designed to promote public awareness of trail systems throughout the country. Next week, New York's Seaway Trail kicks off a series of guided tours along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shoreline. The Seaway Trail Walks will focus on the region's history, architecture and folklore. Todd Moe tours historic Sackets Harbor, one of five villages hosting Seaway Trail Walks this summer.  Go to full article

Mohawk Election: An Historical Perspective

David Sommerstein talks with Jon Parmenter, St. Lawrence University professor of history, about the history of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council and what's at stake in Saturday's election.  Go to full article
Campaign placards crowd Rt. 37
Campaign placards crowd Rt. 37

Tribal Election Tests Mohawk Politics

The Mohawks of Akwesasne have reached a defining moment in their history. The tribe is preparing to vote on a proposed settlement to the Mohawks' decades' old land claim and a chance to build a new casino in the Catskills. Some members say it's the best possible deal and they want to move on. But others say they can do much better and heal a divided community in the process. As David Sommerstein reports, a tribal election this Saturday will test the deal's popularity and the tribe's political system.  Go to full article

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