Aug 21, 2002 — A group of investors has purchased Dark Island and its Scottish-style castle on the St. Lawrence River for 1.8 million dollars. David Sommerstein reports the group has big plans to renovate the historic property. Go to full article
Aug 14, 2002 — Ground fires at Fort Drum are causing residents north and east of the army base to complain of smoke and brown skies. David Sommerstein reports state officials have fielded calls from towns throughout St. Lawrence County. Go to full article
Aug 07, 2002 — The union representing nurses and technicians at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday. The union wants to show support for its 43 members who've been working without a contract since December. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2002 — The Senior Community Service Employment Program of St. Lawrence County helps first time or veteran workers make the transition into today?s labor market. Jody Tosti met up with the project?s coordinator and a client in the program. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2002 — One of the three Republican Assembly candidates in the so-called "river", or 118th, district of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties has been the victim of a world wide web-related practice called "cybersquatting". David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jul 30, 2002 — A leaked poll and secret meetings in Albany have shaken up what seemed like a tranquil Republican primary race in the 118th Assembly district. Two candidates from Jefferson County--Scott Gray and David Renzi, and one from St. Lawrence County--Patricia Ritchie--are vying for the chance to run against Democrat Darryl Aubertine in November. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Chief Jake Swamp looks on while his grandson, Frank, hammers a log to loosen strips for basketmaking.
Jul 25, 2002 — This week the Tree of Peace Learning Center in Rossie in western St. Lawrence County hosts an annual workshop series called the Sacred Circle. It brings together people to teach and learn about a variety of native issues, from how the Iroquois document history to native burial mounds in Ohio.
The Tree of Peace Society was founded two decades ago by Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp. Its mission is to recover and pass on Mohawk and other tribal culture and philosophy. David Sommerstein went to the learning center in Rossie to talk with Chief Swamp. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2002 — Habitat for Humanity in St. Lawrence County breaks ground today on a low-cost home in Rensselaer Falls. Thanks to a collaboration with a regional energy efficiency group, the home will use 30% less energy than a conventional one. David Sommerstein reports it could become a model for more low-income housing. Go to full article
Dark Island Castle was built by the Singer Sewing Machine president.
Jul 23, 2002 — A turn-of-the-century castle and the private St. Lawrence River island it's built on may soon be opened to the public. David Sommerstein reports a group of businessmen want to make Dark Island Castle in the town of Hammond a tourist destination. Go to full article