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Nick Hartman, Potsdam, performs a horn solo with the Orchestra of Northern New York this Saturday night
Nick Hartman, Potsdam, performs a horn solo with the Orchestra of Northern New York this Saturday night

Preview: ONNY's spring concert

This Saturday night the Orchestra of Northern New York presents its spring concert in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. The concert will feature a variety of music taken mostly from the Romantic period: Rossini, Dvorak, Schumann and Mozart. Todd Moe profiles a young Potsdam musician who will perform the first movement of Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3. Nicholas Hartman is the winner of the orchestra's Young Artist Instrumental Competition.  Go to full article

"Workplace intelligence" to build better economy

Regional business, political, and cultural leaders are gathering today at St. Lawrence University for the 5th Annual North Country Symposium. It's a strategizing session to boost the economy and quality of life here. Action teams covering topics like arts, tourism, food, and energy will report the work they've been doing since last year's conference. Ed Murphy is the keynote speaker. Murphy directs the New York AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute. He's co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, which brings together labor, business, and environmentalists to address energy concerns in New York. Murphy told David Sommerstein "workplace intelligence" is the key to economic development.  Go to full article

Spitzer promises legislation on same-sex marriage

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage before the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Reform Day in Albany yields no reform

Governor Spitzer put pressure on the legislature to pass a campaign finance reform bill, on the day known as Reform Day at the Capitol. But the governor met resistance and as...  Go to full article
Sirex woodwasps

Invasives spread across North Country; threaten Adirondack Park

The Sirex wood wasp has now spread across most of New York and virtually all the North Country. By burrowing and laying eggs in pine and scotch trees, the invasive insect...  Go to full article

Logging debate in Albany ripples through North Country

As we reported last week, New York's comptroller wants more timber harvesting in state forests. Thomas DiNapoli's office conducted an audit of timber sales that found the...  Go to full article
Nashville Sound

About Nashville Sound

The house band at the Timber Tavern in Parishville, this group has developed a following for their original material. Their local fans are eager for a CD release.  Go to full article
District founder, Clifton Thompson, is presented an award by Bob Andrews.

A St. Lawrence farm institution celebrates 50th

A foundation stone of conservation in the North Country turns 50 this year. The St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated its anniversary with a...  Go to full article

More Canadians cross border for cheap airfare

Canadians are crossing the border in growing numbers to fly out of U.S airports. Gary DeYoung says they're drawn by cheaper airfares. He's director of the Thousand Islands...  Go to full article
Leon Fleisher

Preview: Fleisher concert in Potsdam

World-renowned conductor and pianist Leon Fleisher and acclaimed pianists Katherine Jacobson Fleisher and Paul Wyse will join the Crane Symphony Orchestra in a concert...  Go to full article

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