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All Before Five: 10/26/06

Frontrunner for Governor Eliot Spitzer dropped his support for embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi. The Sweeney-Gillibrand race gets nastier as Sweeney pulls out of a debate. John McHugh and Bob Johnson spar over foreign policy in their first debate in Massena. And a $100 million expansion is planned for the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino - shops, restaurants, a hotel...maybe even a water park.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/25/06

Republicans turn up the heat on Democrats to call on Comptroller Alan Hevesi to resign. Type E botulism is suspected of killing more birds in Lake Ontario and around the Great Lakes. Adirondack Scenic Railroad boosters are hoping for a parting gift from Governor Pataki for a line to Tupper Lake. And a visit to a karate class for kids in Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

All Before Five Oct. 24, 2006

Scandal rocks New York state Republicans and Democrats just days before the November mid-term elections. Also, a look at the 122nd Assembly District race. And we check in with our resident astronomer for a look at a dark and cloudy winter sky.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/23/06

A state ethics commission says Comptroller Alan Hevesi broke the law when he failed to pay for a staffer to transport his ailing wife. Republican leaders are calling for Hevesi to resign. There's mixed reaction to the Bush Administration's latest proposal on what documents to require at the U.S.-Canada border. And Martha Foley and Brian Mann survey the political landscape with 10 days until election day.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/20/06

The Village of Saranac Lake begins its case against three suspended police officers. It's the first time the public has heard details of last year's car crash. Plus, Buffalo mostly recuperated from the snow. And farmer Bob Andrews prepares for winter.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/19/06

Environmentalists criticize the state's new snowmobile plan for the Park, released this afternoon by the DEC. Plus, the Hevesi campaign weathers its scandal, and new warnings about chronic wasting disease in deer. And a trip rabbit hunting with a beagler in Long Lake.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/18/06

A dozen deaths blamed on the record breaking snowstorm in Buffalo. North Country republicans face tough challenges - according to a top political newspaper editor. And the linguistics of the North Country: from Chateaugay to Theresa.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/17/06

A 27 year old Potsdam lumber mill shuts its doors; the owner blames warm winters and global competition. Karen Dewitt reports that the race for attorney general is tightening. And Dale Hobson and host Gregory Warner discuss the name, "North Country." Plus, excerpts from the 1900 novel that started it all: "Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country."  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/16/06

Speaker Joe Bruno says that George Pataki's national ambitions may be hurting Republicans in New York. And a tax cut for jobs program often doesn't create new jobs. We talk with a Syracuse reporter who investigated the Empire Zone program, which he says has allowed some companies to pocket millions in State money. And the local fight over a national debate...habeus corpus in Keene.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 10/13/06

Paul Smith's will sell the Hotel Saranac - and move their programs to Lake Placid's Crown Plaza Resort. Environmentalists criticize Governor Pataki's decision to preserve hundreds of private hunting camps on the Champion lands. Gubernatorial candidates John Faso and Eliot Spitzer face off in a second live debate. And we continue our series about place names with a cautionary tale...the road with two names, and the day's news. All Before Five.  Go to full article

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