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Ontario & Quebec: Canada's St. Lawrence border region and the capital.

Tapes show confusion, misteps in Quebec oil train disaster

(Aug 22, 2014) For the first time, audio recordings have emerged from the Lac Megantic oil train disaster in Canada...
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Preview: "The Ugly One" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

(Aug 20, 2014) The summer theater season continues at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario with the...
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Ottawa food bank flips the paradigm

(Aug 18, 2014) Most food banks work in a simple way. They take in donations of food, almost any food, and they hand it...
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Adirondacks:
New York's Adirondack Mountains.
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All things local at "Farm 2 Fork" Festival in Saranac Lake

(Aug 27, 2014) It's peak harvest season in the garden and Saranac Lake is celebrating fresh food and local farm...
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Racetrack celebrating Saratoga Heritage Day

(Aug 27, 2014) SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga Race Course is celebrating the history and culture of its hometown...
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Paul Smiths College student found dead

(Aug 27, 2014) Officials at Paul Smiths College say a student died on the campus north of Saranac Lake last night....
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St. Lawrence Valley:
New York side of the St. Lawrence Valley.
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Corning celebrates expansion, 40 new jobs in Canton

(Aug 25, 2014) State and local leaders dug shovels into dirt last week to celebrate the expansion of the Corning plant...
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Canton ex-guard pleads guilty to running family off road

(Aug 22, 2014) CANTON, N.Y. (AP) A former jail guard is facing more than 10 years behind bars for running his family...
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4 St. Lawrence fishing tips from the Bassmasters

(Aug 22, 2014) Today is day two of the Bassmasters Elite tournament on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. The event is...
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1000 Islands-Jefferson County:
New York's 1000 Islands region and Jefferson County.
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Support at Ft. Drum for missile site that may never be built

(Aug 21, 2014) Fort Drum is one of four locations the military is considering for a missile defense site for the East...
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Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

(Aug 14, 2014) FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is...
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Coast Guard rescues five on St. Lawrence, one on Lake Ontario

(Aug 11, 2014) ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling the waters of the...
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Champlain Valley NYChamplain Valley: New York side of the Champlain Valley.

Lake Champlain lamprey treatment set

(Aug 27, 2014) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Federal fish and wildlife officials along with their counterparts in Vermont and...
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Plattsburgh man dead of stab wounds after fight

(Aug 26, 2014) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A 49-year-old Plattsburgh man is dead and his friend's neighbor is charged with...
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Officials to discuss Champlain Valley oil trains

(Aug 26, 2014) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A public forum is planned to discuss oil train safety in the eastern Adirondacks...
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Tug Hill-
Lewis County
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The Tug Hill Plateau and Lewis County New York.

Investigators are reconstructing fatal crash, race tracks make safety changes

(Aug 13, 2014) According to the Watertown Daily Times the Ontario County sheriff investigating the death of Kevin Ward...
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NY kicks in to help job-seekers in Jefferson and Lewis counties

(Aug 8, 2014) New York is kicking in up to $1.3 million to help the long-term unemployed find work in Jefferson and...
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Is this really a biz plan for the North Country?

(Dec 17, 2013) Last month Centerstate CEO, a Syracuse-based economic development group, released a plan for a region...
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Vermont:
Vermont's Champlain Valley region.

Ag Secretary Vilsack visiting Vermont on Thursday

(Aug 27, 2014) BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont...
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Lake Champlain lamprey treatment set

(Aug 27, 2014) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Federal fish and wildlife officials along with their counterparts in Vermont and...
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McKibben: New York state should get out of the oil business

(Aug 26, 2014) Oil tanker trains have become a major issue in the North Country. Now, Vermont-based environmental...
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