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Andrew Goodman was one of three civil rights activists slain in the summer of 1964. Image: FBI
Andrew Goodman was one of three civil rights activists slain in the summer of 1964. Image: FBI

Remembering a civil rights icon and a lost brother

This is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, one of the pivotal moments in America's struggle for civil rights.

One of the darkest chapters of that fight was the brutal murder of three activists, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner. They were killed by whites in Mississippi who hoped to prevent African-Americans from voting.  Go to full article

Two primaries, three candidates for 116th Assembly district

Primary day is coming up. In New York's 116th Assembly District, which stretches along the St. Lawrence River from Massena to south of Watertown, there are two primaries, Republican and Conservative. Three candidates are vying to oppose Democrat Addie Russell in the general election in November.  Go to full article
Spotted wing fruit fly, <em>Drosophila suzukii</em>. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/31031835@N08/9902714764/">John Tann</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Invasive Asian fruit fly devastates Northeast berry crops

A new invasive insect that devastates berry crops threatens millions of dollars worth of the fall harvest in the northeast. It's called the Asian spotted wing fruit fly was confirmed in the North Country late last month.

In a press release, Paul Hetzler, of the Canton office of Cornell Cooperative Extension, says a female fruit fly was caught in a monitoring trap near Canton on August 25.  Go to full article
Workers are completing construction of a series of six metal towers, connected by elevated walkways, through the woods at the Wild Center.   Photo:  Todd Moe

A walk among the treetops takes shape in Tupper Lake

Next summer visitors to the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, N.Y., will able to view the surrounding landscape at treetop level. Construction on the...  Go to full article
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kb35/1368677930">Kevin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Troopers, OPP urge drivers to watch for school buses

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) With children heading back to school this week, state police are urging New Yorkers to support the AAA's annual "School's Open_Drive Carefully" campaign....  Go to full article
Apples at the Rochester Public Market. Photo by Kate O'Connell

NY apple growers expect above-average harvest

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Apple-picking season is underway in New York and growers are expecting another good year, following 2013's record crop.

New York Farm Bureau...  Go to full article

Pickup truck crashes in Saranac; driver dies

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) Police say a man in his 60s has died after suffering a medical condition while driving his pickup truck in the village of Saranac Lake.
...  Go to full article
Photo: Lizette Haenel

5 things to know about New York's election season

Here are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds:  Go to full article
Sign outside the offices of NOFA in Richmond, VT. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/4865659615">Don Shall</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York residents challenged to eat local

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state residents are being challenged to eat local in September.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York is launching its...  Go to full article

Utility and national company to talk energy

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) Officials from Vermont's largest utility and a national renewable energy company are going to announce plans for a project that they say would make the state...  Go to full article