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First Frost AIDS Walk: Local Program Benefit this Sunday in Watertown

Todd Moe talks with Will Murtaugh, an organizer of the First Frost AIDS Walk in Watertown this Sunday--participants will raise money for AIDS programs in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Troops Headed to Uzbekistan

The Pentagon has confirmed 1000 soldiers from the army's 10th Mountain Division are headed to the former Soviet state of Uzbekistan. The soldiers leave behind families and communities with no easy answers about where their loved ones are and when they're coming back. David Sommerstein visited Evans Mills just outside Fort Drum.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Soldiers and Families: Anxious But Ready

Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready.  Go to full article

Fort Drum Prepares for New Balkan Peacekeeping Deployment

This fall more than 2000 men and women will go to peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo in the Balkans. That means right now the base is at its peak of activity as troops get ready to deploy, physically, mentally and socially. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Sen. Clinton Tours Ft. Drum

As the Bush Administration considers restructuring the military, Senator Clinton says she'll go to bat for Fort Drum. She toured the army base in Jefferson county Wednesday afternoon. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Mchugh Proposes Ft. Drum Enhancements

As the Bush administration looks to trim federal spending to accommodate a trillion-dollar tax cut, North Country Congressman John McHugh is working to make sure Fort Drum is indispensible to any military budget. David Sommerstein reports McHugh is proposing 40 million dollars in enhancements to the Jefferson County army base.  Go to full article

McHugh Speculates on Base Closings

Congressman John McHugh says he expects another round of military base closings to start in the next couple of years... and he thinks Fort Drum may be vulnerable. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh says shuttering Fort Drum would be a disaster for Watertown.  Go to full article

Fire Protection Degree at JCC Could Increase Number of Firefighters in North Country

A new curriculum for future firefighters may be coming to Jefferson Community College. Its still in the early stages, but college and area fire officials are putting their heads together to find out if a Fire Protection Technology program is viable on the JCC campus. As Jody Tosti reports, the new course would allow students more time in the classroom instead of the car.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Visits JCC

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pair of appearances in upstate New York yesterday to outline her economic development plan and to reinforce her campaign commitments to revitalize the upstate economy. Senator Clinton spoke at events in Rome and at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where she pledged to promote the North Country as a great place for businesses to locate and expand. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Youth Court: Teens Judge Teens in Real Life

Usually we think of peer pressure as a negative--urging young people to make fun of the short kid in class or to try that first cigarette. But in a growing phenomenon around the country, courts are using peer influence to keep teens on a positive track through life. Youth Courts have teens judging their peers in real cases with enforceable sentences. Youth Courts also reduce the heavy caseload--and costs--of higher courts that deal with more serious crimes. David Sommerstein visited the Youth Court in Watertown. He found a strong program that is nonetheless struggling to survive.  Go to full article

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