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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Export-Import Bank president Fred Hochberg, and Congressman Bill Owens in Ogdensburg. Photo: Zach Hirsch
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Export-Import Bank president Fred Hochberg, and Congressman Bill Owens in Ogdensburg. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Exporting North Country goods with fewer headaches

Each year, billions of dollars in material goods flow between New York and Canada. On the North Country side of the border, more and more businesses are realizing they could make good money when they export their products.

For smaller businesses, though, dealing with foreign customers and distributers can be complicated and expensive.

But at a roundtable discussion in Ogdensburg on Friday, officials told North Country business owners they can make it easier to jump into the game of international trade.  Go to full article
The grounds of the Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. Photo: Lizette Haenel.
The grounds of the Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg. Photo: Lizette Haenel.

Young farmers, Ogdensburg get help in state budget

State Senator Patty Ritchie says the new state budget will help young farmers just getting started. The deal includes one million dollars for grants to help beginning farmers start or expand an agricultural business.  Go to full article
Wondering, Audrey Harradine, 2nd grade, watercolor collage, Kennedy Elementary School, Ogdensburg. Photo: Todd Moe
Wondering, Audrey Harradine, 2nd grade, watercolor collage, Kennedy Elementary School, Ogdensburg. Photo: Todd Moe

Pictures: Elementary art show at Ogdensburg's Remington Museum

Polar bears, landscapes and cityscapes are all part of the 31st annual Elementary Art Exhibit on display this spring at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The show continues through May 11 in the Richard E. Winter Gallery.

The annual show allows the museum to showcase the creative process happening in school arts programs.  Go to full article
Jimmy Howard in the net. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19915432@N00/4546459610/">MPR529</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Jimmy Howard in the net. Photo: MPR529, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ogdensburg native tries to stay healthy for Sochi

In these last weeks before the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, we're taking a closer look at the athletes with ties to the North Country.

Jimmy Howard, an Ogdensburg native, is the starting goalie for the Detroit Red Wings. The day after a tough shootout loss in the NHL's showcase game, the outdoor Winter Classic, Howard got some good news.

He was named one of three goalies on the roster for the USA hockey team. "I remember my first Olympics watching in 1994, Lillehammer," Howard told reporters. "It's always been a dream to play for an Olympic team, after getting a first taste with the under-18 program. Wearing that jersey every single day, I had the realization of just what an honor and how special it really is."  Go to full article
Remington Art Museum executive director Laura Foster, along with the museum's newest Remington art acquisition.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Remington Art Museum executive director Laura Foster, along with the museum's newest Remington art acquisition. Photo: Todd Moe

Managing art and staff at the Remington

The long-time curator at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is settling in to her new role as director of the museum. Laura Foster was appointed executive director last fall, and now wears two hats - overseeing staff, budgets, development, public relations, and the collection of Remington's artwork.

Todd Moe spoke with Laura Foster about her new roles as director and collections manager of the Ogdensburg landmark. Foster, a Remington expert, is hoping her more than 24-year curatorial role will help her direct the museum.  Go to full article
Remington director Laura Foster with the museum's 1898 wash drawing, <i>The 9th cavalry colored troops on washing duty in the Gulf</i>.   Photo:  Todd Moe
Remington director Laura Foster with the museum's 1898 wash drawing, The 9th cavalry colored troops on washing duty in the Gulf. Photo: Todd Moe

Remington Art Museum's newest treasure: 1890's wash drawing

The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg recently added a new piece to its permanent collection. The Remington Museum is home to many of the 19th century artist's best-known bronze sculptures and oil paintings.

On display in the Addie Priest Newell Gallery is an 1898 original wash drawing by Remington. Museum director Laura Foster gave Todd Moe a tour of the newest acquisition.  Go to full article
Ogdensburg City hall with a clear message. Photo: David Sommerstein
Ogdensburg City hall with a clear message. Photo: David Sommerstein

Task force presses Cuomo to rethink Ogdensburg Psych cuts

Today, a couple dozen North Country leaders packed in vans headed to Albany. It's their big chance to meet with Governor Cuomo's staff about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. They're making the case the state should invest in the mental health hospital in Ogdensburg, not shut it down. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Milk Not Jails' Lauren Melodia and her team want to convince New York to invest in farms, not prisons. Photo: David Sommerstein
Milk Not Jails' Lauren Melodia and her team want to convince New York to invest in farms, not prisons. Photo: David Sommerstein

What could replace the North Country's prison industry?

This week, our Prison Time Media Project is examining the North Country's vast complex of prisons. It's an industry from Cape Vincent to Chateaugay that employs thousands of people in a region with few other options.

Today we ask - what if? What if the crime rate continues to drop and the number of inmates locked up continues to fall? What if, as Governor Cuomo has advocated, New York keeps closing prisons, as it did in Lyon Mountain and Gabriels?

What's next for the North Country's prison towns?

One tiny not-for-profit from New York City has an idea. Take the money saved from shuttering prisons and spend that money on agriculture. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Books: St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812

A St. Lawrence County teacher and author says what started out as an effort to compile a list of War of 1812 soldiers became a book about some of the places, personalities and events from 200 years ago. Todd Moe talks with John Austin about his new book, St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812 which explores St. Lawrence county's divided role in the War of 1812.  Go to full article
One of the historic buildings of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Photo: Lizette Haenel.
One of the historic buildings of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Photo: Lizette Haenel.

Ritchie co-sponsors bill to delay psych center closure

A group of Republican lawmakers wants to delay the state's plan to close nine mental health centers in New York, including the psych center in Ogdensburg. State Senator Patty Ritchie is co-sponsoring a bill that would freeze the plan until 2015.  Go to full article

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