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Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.

A North Country Assessment of Golisano

David Sommerstein talks with Independence Party executive committee member and former Watertown mayor Jeff Graham about Independence gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano's lighter than expected showing. Golisano spent more than $60 million on the campaign.  Go to full article
Jeff Graham tends bar and fields political calls.
Jeff Graham tends bar and fields political calls.

Where's the "Demos" in Democracy?

If choice at the ballot box is the foundation of a vigorous democracy, New York State doesn't look too healthy. None of New York's 29 congressional representatives face a competitive challenge. More than 95% of state legislators are expected to win re-election. In the North Country, only 2 of the 7 regional races for state office are close. If democracy is about choosing the best person to govern on our behalf, what happened to that choice? David Sommerstein asks around.  Go to full article

A-Bay Hospital To Close

Residents of Alexandria Bay are looking to keep the town's hospital open after Samaritan Health Systems said Monday it would close the facility. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Colonel Assesses Fort Drum Training

David Sommerstein talks with Colonel Byron Bagby, currently Fort Drum's second-in-command, about the Mountain Peak training exercises and lessons learned from combat in Afghanistan.  Go to full article

Stream Boosts Downtown Watertown

The decision of Stream International to build a high-tech customer service center in the heart of Watertown gives new life to economic development propects downtown. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Stream To Bring 700 Jobs To Watertown

Stream International has committed to opening a high-tech customer support center in Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the Massachusetts based company will invest $8 million and create 700 new jobs.  Go to full article

Paving the Future of the "Rooftop Highway"

David Sommerstein reports on Congressional attempts to fix up the North Country's highways.  Go to full article

Football Fans, Welcome the Trailblazers

David Sommerstein talks with Bob Cowser, player and treasurer for the newest team in the semi-pro Empire Football League, the St. Lawrence Valley Trailblazers.  Go to full article

Mountain Fest 2002

Today is Mountain Fest at Fort Drum. It's an annual fair and military parade to celebrate the 10th Mountain Division's relocation to the army base near Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the tenor - and security - will be different than in years past.  Go to full article

Army Releases Report on Training Accident at Fort Drum

The army says inadequate training, operator error and complicated fire control software contributed to an accident during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Drum in March. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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