Nov 21, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A report shows some members of a New York state tax commission found that if the state ended its tax breaks for certain companies and industries such as Hollywood films, New Yorkers could save $2 billion. For example, the state provides $400 million in tax breaks to lure TV and movie productions.
The analysis report was prepared for the state Tax Reform and Fairness Commission, but not included in the recommendations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 20, 2013 — You probably don't hear his music everyday, but Bob Washburn was a cherished resident of the North Country, and a household name among many musicians, band directors teachers and composers.
Washburn, who died last week at 85 in Ogdensburg, received numerous awards, and his music was performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the White House for the President and Mrs. Kennedy.
Washburn was a former Dean and a Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In 1980, he was commissioned to write music for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
As a remembrance, we share some of Bob Washburn's memories of being a student at Crane in the 1940s and writing music for the Olympics. He told Todd Moe that Olympics officials decided to tap a team of local composers at SUNY Potsdam to write new music for the games. Go to full article
Cadyville, NY, Nov 19, 2013 — Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will be making a brief swing through New York State this weekend, and one of his stops will be an intimate house concert Friday at 7:30 pm in Cadyville, NY, just a few miles west of Plattsburgh. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — For the last year musicians Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi have been traveling around the region celebrating their 50th year of performing together. They first started playing... Go to full article
Nov 13, 2013 — For a long time, Greg Caron ran Greg and Molly's, a gas station and restaurant in Hopkinton. Now he's retired and spends his days tracking down old objects and bringing them... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 12, 2013 — Ogdensburg native and St. Lawrence University graduate Tessa Mellas returns to campus this week to read some of her award-winning stories. Tessa Mellas recently won the Iowa... Go to full article
Nov 11, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The art of Civil War soldier and renowned Hudson River School painter Sanford Robinson Gifford is on display at the New York State Museum as part of its... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 11, 2013 — Tonight at the Roxy Theater, a new full-length film with a mostly North Country cast makes its local premiere. "Nontraditional" was filmed almost entirely in Potsdam and on... Go to full article