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Regional councils ready to compete

Governor Cuomo's regional councils on the economy are holding their first meetings this week. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy was in Syracuse yesterday and will be in Potsdam today. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Preview: Martin Sexton In Long Lake

Originally from Syracuse, singer-songwriter Martin Sexton taught himself to play guitar and learned the craft of capturing his audience's attention by busking on the streets of Harvard Square in Boston. Sexton will be performing at Mt. Sabattis Pavilion in Long Lake Saturday night (6pm). Martin Sexton's songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B and country. Sexton has built a large, loyal following. And he's doing well enough to have bought a little house in the country - in this case the Adirondacks. A couple of years ago, Sexton spoke with NPR's Michele Norris about life and some of the music from his cd, Seeds.  Go to full article
Linda Marie Larson (as Virginia), Alma Cuervo (as Ana), Gisela Chipe (as Matilde), David Adkins (as Charles), and Carol Halstead (as Lane) Photo: T. Charles Erickson
Linda Marie Larson (as Virginia), Alma Cuervo (as Ana), Gisela Chipe (as Matilde), David Adkins (as Charles), and Carol Halstead (as Lane) Photo: T. Charles Erickson

Theatre Review: "The Clean House" at Syracuse Stage

The Clean House is running at Syracuse Stage through May 22. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
How do we help them develop financial literacy? How do they develop skills to balance a check book as they develop a business plan?

Entrepreneurs with disabilities

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is around 50-percent higher than for people without. A program piloted by Syracuse University aims to change that by helping people with disabilities become entrepreneurs. Innovation Trail's Ryan Morden takes us to one of the program's success stories, a taco shop in downtown Syracuse.  Go to full article

C-Speed partners with Clarkson

A Syracuse area engineering firm is partnering with Clarkson University. C-Speed, based in Liverpool, will open a software development technical center in Peyton Hall on Clarkson's downtown Potsdam campus. C-Speed partner David Colangelo, a Clarkson graduate, says there's a deep connection between the school and C-Speed. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
James A. Williams, Kim Staunton, & Craig Alan Edwards.  Photo: Chris Bennion
James A. Williams, Kim Staunton, & Craig Alan Edwards. Photo: Chris Bennion

Theatre Review: "Fences" at Syracuse Stage

August Wilson's Fences closes out the season at Syracuse Stage, running through May 30. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Tower climber Wally Reardon at 1100 feet
Tower climber Wally Reardon at 1100 feet

Life in the air as a tower climber

Communications tower climbers from around New York will gather in Syracuse for a safety conference on Saturday. According to OSHA, building and maintaining cell towers is the deadliest job in the country. The conference will focus on climbers' perspectives on tower safety. Among those offering their thoughts is former climber Dale Remington, whose son died last December when a tower he was working on in Oneida County collapsed. Todd Moe talks with experienced tower climber Wally Reardon, who lives in Pulaski. Reardon climbed towers for ten years before a shoulder injury forced him to retire. He told Todd that his climbing career began on a local feed mill's grain towers at a time when he was terrified of heights. For more information about Saturday's conference, call: 315-298-2312.  Go to full article
Religion reporter Gustav Niebuhr
Religion reporter Gustav Niebuhr

Promoting understanding between religions

How can people of different religions learn to live together in peace? Especially, since 9/11, many religious leaders and scholars have been trying to answer that question. Gustav Niebuhr's book, Beyond Tolerance, explores the importance of interfaith dialogue and action in a post 9/11 world. Niebuhr has worked as a religion reporter, most recently for the New York Times, and has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in books, magazines and websites, and he does occasional commentaries on religion for NPR. Gustav Niebuhr will give a lecture on his book "Beyond Tolerance" at SUNY Potsdam tonight (7 pm). Niebuhr is a professor of journalism and religion at Syracuse University. He told Todd Moe that it's not enough for us to speak about being tolerant, but that we must actually be tolerant of those different from ourselves.  Go to full article
Molly Brennen as the Red Queen, Lindsey Noel Whiting as Alice.  Photo: Ken Huth
Molly Brennen as the Red Queen, Lindsey Noel Whiting as Alice. Photo: Ken Huth

Theatre Review: "Lookingglass Alice" at Syracuse Stage

Lookingglass Alice runs at Syracuse Stage through March 14. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Tops purchase of Penn Traffic final

As the work week ended last Friday, employees of Penn Traffic grocery stores--including P & C markets in the North Country--got reassuring news that they'll continue to have work. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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