pRep. Steve King, R-Iowa, whose history of making racially inflammatory remarks has come under heightened scrutiny of late, demurred Tuesday night when asked by a constituent whether “a white society is superior to a nonwhite society.”/pp“I don’t have an answer for that. That’s so hypothetical,” King said, responding to a question posed at a town […]
pWASHINGTON - It was all too much for Sen. Johnny Isakson to take. The Georgia Republican could not stand the “unthinkable” last year when the White House flag lowered - and then soon raised - its flag from half-staff to recognize the death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz./ppThat was one moment among others that Isakson […]
pHERMON — A Hermon man was jailed late Tuesday night on a felony charge after hitting a St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy in the head with a shovel following a nine-hour stand-off with a state police negotiators./ppJohn F. Woodrow, 43, of 865 Pond Road, was charged with aggravated assault upon a police officer, a Class […]
pWATERTOWN — Family members expressed relief that a Jefferson County Court jury has found Justin Walters guilty of murdering his wife and a state trooper./ppThe verdict was announced just after 10 a.m. Wednesday./ppWalters was accused of shooting and killing his wife, Nichole, and Trooper Joel R. Davis on the Walters property at 34371 County Route […]
pThe race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination may be about to get a front-runner./ppFormer Vice President Joe Biden has told some supporters that he’s making plans to jump into the race, joining a diverse field of candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump, a person familiar with the conversations said./ppBiden, 76, has led in […]
In the 1980s, the Department of Environmental Conservation wanted to restore peregrine falcons to the Adirondacks. They would build "hack boxes," which protected the chicks from predators until they were grown. The boxes were four feet high and made out of heavy plywood. The technicians had to place them on sheer cliffs at high elevations.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says this year's state budget negotiations are particularly difficult because of revenue declines, the threat of big federal funding cuts and disputes with lawmakers over spending priorities.
A push to enact a statewide system of public campaign finance for political races appears to be floundering in New York. But advocates have not given up on a proposal that they say would change the culture of a state capitol where many lawmakers have grown dependent on donations from special interest groups.
(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]