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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
Roz White as Velma, Chandra Currelley as Mother Shaw, Terry Burrell as Wanda. Photo: T. Charles Erickson
Roz White as Velma, Chandra Currelley as Mother Shaw, Terry Burrell as Wanda. Photo: T. Charles Erickson

Theatre Review: "Crowns" at Syracuse Stage

Syracuse Stage is closing out their season with Crowns, running through June 7. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

North Country bishop reassigned

Roman Catholic officials in the North Country say the Bishop for the Diocese of Ogdensburg is being re-assigned. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Tom Slater inside the Food Bank of CNY's warehouse.
Tom Slater inside the Food Bank of CNY's warehouse.

In tough times, a food bank is ready to provide

The economic recession is already hitting the North Country hard. St. Lawrence County has the highest unemployment rate outside of New York City. Layoffs and budget cuts across the region are forcing more people to food pantries and soup kitchens to feed their families. And it hasn't even gotten really cold yet. Food banks are reporting an increase in demand of anywhere from 10 to 50%. The Food Bank of Central New York sends millions of pounds of food to 47 pantries and soup kitchens in St. Lawrence, Lewis and Jefferson counties. It's been preparing for years for tough times like these. Now the system believes it's ready. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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