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  • Sen. Schumer supports new IJC nominees March 18, 2019
    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 […]
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  • Democrats pledged to lower health costs. They just haven’t figured out how. March 18, 2019
    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 […]
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  • Trump blames union leader for GM job cuts in Ohio March 18, 2019
    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 […]
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  • Watertown school district hosting fire safety event March 18, 2019
    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 […]
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  • West Carthage woman accused of DWI March 18, 2019
    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 […]
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  • The view from Vermont: Sanders runs again for White House March 18, 2019
    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.
  • Young chefs compete for top cooking prize in Potsdam March 18, 2019
    Some of the best young cooks in the region recently gathered in Potsdam for the North Country Junior Iron Chef competition. It’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.
  • Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate March 18, 2019
    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.
  • North Country at Work: Physical therapist Rick Preston helps people move again March 18, 2019
    After surgery, a doctor may prescribe physical therapy to help a patient recover. That’s where people like Rick Preston take over.
  • North Country teams face off in state basketball championship March 18, 2019
    Two North Country teams faced off over the weekend for the Class B boys' basketball championship game in Binghamton. In the end Glens Falls eked out a fairy-tale victory against Lowville by one point.

RSS Historical Features

  • Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict February 21, 2019
    (Feb 21, 2019) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has uncorked conflict between craft brewers in New York state. [full story]
  • Colton artist Robert Selby uses doors as metaphors for racial barriers February 20, 2019
    (Feb 20, 2019) A painting by a Colton artist is part of a national traveling exhibition mounted by the Norman Rockwell Museum entitled “Reimagining the Four Freedoms.� 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]
  • All In: The map is not the territory, but it does lead to the treasure February 16, 2019
    (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 - […]
  • Revolutionary War burial site uncovered during construction February 13, 2019
    (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]
  • State buys Lake Ontario island where War of 1812 battle was fought February 11, 2019
    (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]