pU.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced his support for three new officials proposed to lead the International Joint Commission on Monday. /ppSen. Schumer said in a statement he would vote to confirm former New York assemblywoman Jane L. Corwin, Robert C. Sisson, Michigan, and Lance V. Yohe, North Dakota, and urged Republican senators “to […]
pWASHINGTON — No issue animated the Democrats’ 2018 congressional campaigns like health care and the promises to expand access to insurance and to lower costs. But as House Democrats sit down to draft their vision of governance in the coming weeks, lawmakers find themselves badly divided on the issue that delivered their majority./ppCentrists from swing […]
pPresident Donald Trump blamed a small-town union leader Sunday for not doing enough to save a General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, that shuttered on March 6, causing about 5,400 job losses in a struggling part of the country./pp“Democrat UAW Local 1112 President David Green ought to get his act together and produce. G.M. let […]
pWATERTOWN — The Watertown City School District is hosting a fire-safety awareness event on April 1 in the high school auditorium for community members./ppThe Sound the Alarm/Save a Life event will provide information regarding home fire escape plans, family drills and cooking safety as well as fireplaces and electric appliance safety. Families in attendance will […]
pCROGHAN — A West Carthage woman was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated by state police at 8:49 p.m. on Sunday./ppSharron M. Gianessi, 29, was additionally charged with moving unsafely from the lane. /ppMs. Gianessi’s blood alcohol content level was not available, but state law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication./ppShe […]
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running again for President. Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, but he beat Clinton in every county in the North Country. It's a very different primary this year, with a crowded field of Democrats hoping to challenge the incumbent, President Donald Trump.
Some of the best young cooks in the region recently gathered in Potsdam for the North Country Junior Iron Chef competition. Itâ€™s a culinary contest that challenges teams to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. Students from 18 area school districts chopped, sliced and sauteed their way through the sixth annual event.
WASHINGTON (AP) Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand has spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support for a 2020 presidential campaign, and the New York senator says she's now in the race.
(Feb 20, 2019) A painting by a Colton artist is part of a national traveling exhibition mounted by the Norman Rockwell Museum entitled â€œReimagining the Four Freedoms.â€� Robert Selby's "Colored/White," which depicts an African-American baseball player, painted on an old door, was selected as one of the three Best-in-Show pieces in the exhibit. [full story]
(Feb 16, 2019) Maps fascinate me - especially old ones. In junior high, when I discovered the difference between a high school library and a college library, I would spend hours at a microfiche viewer in SUNY Potsdam's Crumb Library, scrolling through ancient atlases. In the World Book Encyclopedia that my dad - briefly - […]
(Feb 13, 2019) LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Skeletal remains of as many as 11 people believed to have died during the Revolutionary War have been uncovered at a construction site in upstate New York. [full story]
(Feb 11, 2019) SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) New York state has acquired an island off Lake Ontario's eastern shore that was the scene of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces. [full story]