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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

Paterson: New York has to cut spending

Governor Paterson says the Division of the Budget and key members of his staff will begin work on proposals to reduce future state spending, with an eye toward cutting nextyear's budget by 10 percent. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Books: "The Language of Baklava"

Todd Moe talks with author Diana Abu-Jaber about her book, The Language of Baklava. It's this year's "North Country Reads" selection. Abu-Jaber's memoir focuses on food and its role in family culture - with a focus on Arab American acclimation. She'll visit the North Country in early April. Diana Abu-Jaber told Todd Moe that food helps illustrate the two cultures of her childhood.  Go to full article

"Soldier" portraits tour country

In the spring of 2006, a series of billboards appeared along Rt. 81 near Syracuse, each featuring an enormous close-up of a young man's head on a plain dark surface. They were all soldiers, and the proximity to Fort Drum was no accident. Photographer Suzanne Opton told PRI's Studio 360 how she came to make the series of portraits she calls "Soldier."  Go to full article
Michele Tauber and Robert K. Johansen in <i>The Unexpected Guest</i>. Photo by Alex Ottaviano
Michele Tauber and Robert K. Johansen in The Unexpected Guest. Photo by Alex Ottaviano

Theatre review: The Unexpected Guest at Syracuse Stage

The Unexpected Guest is the final offering of the season at Syracuse Stage and runs through June 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article
L to R: Kenneth Albers, Priscilla Lindsay, Ryan Artzberger, Andrew Ahrens. Photo Alex Ottaviano.
L to R: Kenneth Albers, Priscilla Lindsay, Ryan Artzberger, Andrew Ahrens. Photo Alex Ottaviano.

Theatre review: Death of a Salesman at Syracuse Stage

Death of a Salesman is runs at Syracuse Stage through May 6. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

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