Dec 05, 2013 — This week, our Prison Time Media Project is examining the North Country's vast complex of prisons. It's an industry from Cape Vincent to Chateaugay that employs thousands of people in a region with few other options.
Today we ask - what if? What if the crime rate continues to drop and the number of inmates locked up continues to fall? What if, as Governor Cuomo has advocated, New York keeps closing prisons, as it did in Lyon Mountain and Gabriels?
What's next for the North Country's prison towns?
One tiny not-for-profit from New York City has an idea. Take the money saved from shuttering prisons and spend that money on agriculture. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — New York's biggest lobbying group for agriculture, the New York Farm Bureau, is holding its annual meeting in Syracuse this week. And they kicked off the session with an impressive announcement: Farmers across the state donated 8.4 million pounds of food to food banks this year. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A proposed wind farm in Cape Vincent, in Jefferson County, has been in limbo since energy company BP said earlier this year that it's planning to sell off its entire wind power division. Town officials have been anxious for news about the wind farm's fate since then. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — One of the most controversial recommendations in the report from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption commission report this week is to enact public financing of campaigns... Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — NEW YORK (AP) It's sometimes called "highway hypnosis" or "white-line fever," and it's familiar to anyone who has ever driven long distances along a monotonous route.... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Dec 05, 2013 — The notion that all colors mixed together make white can be disputed by any child who has made a stew of his paint set, but that is what a prism shows us. Dr. Curt Stager and... Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A holiday tradition that's provided toys and clothing for needy families in the Canton area for decades continues this season. The Angel Tree tags, organized by the Canton... Go to full article