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  • International Trade Commission predicts modest growth from USMCA trade deal April 22, 2019
    pOn Thursday, the U.S. International Trade Commission released an analysis of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is currently awaiting congressional approval. /ppAccording to the New York Times, the report suggests the agreement would lead to modest but noticeable growth of 0.35 percent real gross domestic product, about $68.5 […]
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  • Justin Walters to be sentenced Tuesday April 22, 2019
    pWATERTOWN — Justin Walters said he wanted to join the military because he wanted to kill people./ppJust months before he shot and killed her, the former Fort Drum soldier admitted in a text message to his wife Nichole that he entered the Army so he could legally kill people./pp“I see my stress as I would […]
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  • Lyrid meteor shower peaks Monday: How to watch April’s spectacular show April 22, 2019
    pThe first major meteor shower since the beginning of the year will light up the night sky this month./ppThe Lyrid meteor shower — which is usually active between April 16 and April 25 every year — will peak around Monday, coinciding with Earth Day./pp“The Lyrids will be the strongest shower since the Quadrantids of early […]
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  • More than 200 killed, hundreds injured, in Sri Lanka attacks April 22, 2019
    pDPA (TNS)/ppCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A series of eight explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed at least 207 people and wounded 450 others, in the worst violence in the nation since the civil war there ended a decade ago./ppThe dead included “several” Americans, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. […]
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  • Clean energy efforts make Lewis County a growing ‘green’ leader April 22, 2019
    pLOWVILLE — For Lewis County, hugged by the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau, traversed by mighty rivers and meandering creeks, dotted with tiny ponds and impressive lakes, every day is Earth Day on one level or another, but increasingly, the county is a “green” leader, officials say./ppIn 2017, the county became the first […]
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RSS More Local News

  • "My heart hurts" - Another North Country grocery closes April 22, 2019
    Perry’s Market in Norwood has been open for more than 100 years and just went through a major remodel two months ago. But last week the store owners announced it would close for good.
  • "States have an enormous amount of power" and Future Now seeks to harness it April 22, 2019
    Almost two years ago, Democratic state Sen. Daniel Squadron from New York City resigned - suddenly, after nine years in office. He said then that state governments were "petri dishes of corruption," and announced a new effort that would focus on state laws and state elections. A year and a half later, his group, Future […]
  • North Country at Work: the "Sign Lady" of Plattsburgh April 22, 2019
    You may not know who KC Reiter is, but if you’ve ever driven through Plattsburgh, you’ve seen a lot of her work: KC (a nickname for the dutch name Geeske van Rijn) has been hand-carving and painting signs for public works and private businesses since 1985. She’s the woman behind the City of Plattsburgh signs […]

RSS Historical Features

  • Two new books explore the past and future of Native Americans in our region April 19, 2019
    (Apr 19, 2019) In "Rural Indigenousness" Melissa Otis gives a detailed look at the history of Native people in the Adirondacks. And in the novel "Moon of the Crusted Snow," Anishinaabe writer Waubeshig Rice tells a dystopian tale set in a remote northern community. Betsy Kepes talked with Todd Moe about the books. She said […]
  • New exhibit chronicles New Yorkers in Korean, Vietnam wars March 29, 2019
    (Mar 29, 2019) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Military Museum is set to formally open a new exhibit on the Korean and Vietnam wars. [full story]
  • 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 - […]