Apr 15, 2014 — In the North Country, there is an ongoing conversation about poverty, health, and hunger. Over the last five years, 40 percent more people living in St. Lawrence County have signed up for SNAP benefits, or food stamps.
Nationwide, one in six Americans doesn't know where the next meal is coming from.
Last week, about a hundred people gathered in Potsdam to watch A Place at the Table, a documentary about hunger. It's the latest film from the group behind Food, Inc.Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — Today is the first day of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating liberation. One visitor to the north country this week has devoted his life to the struggle for freedom--Denis Goldberg. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — In Colin McAdam's new novel, a childless couple in Addison County, Vermont buys a baby chimpanzee. At first he's a cute little guy, but what happens when an ape is raised as... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — TORONTO - If you packed away your snow shovel and winter coat, you may need to haul them out again as winter delivers one more cruel blast across southern and eastern... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York and federal officials report a final agreement allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospital overhauls and... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's new budget contains amendments to a social services law intended to keep welfare recipients from spending government money on alcohol, gambling... Go to full article