Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island dotted with colorful houses on stilts, says he has not found a single oyster alive in his leases in the area since the leak and relies on an onshore oyster nursery to make a living. The British oil major has paid out billions of dollars in compensation under a settlement experts say is unprecedented in its breadth. Some claimants are satisfied, but others are irate that BP is now challenging aspects of the settlement.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) â Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) â Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is please to announce their 6th Annual Home, Garden and Business Show; The Really Big Show! (with some food, wine and crafts, too) scheduled for April 25, noon to 8pm and April 26, 9am to 4pm at Cheel Arena in Potsdam. Once again, National Arbor Day is on the first day of our Show, making it a perfect chance for our local nurseries, garden centers and florists to kick off Spring and the planting season! Admission is $3.00 per person. For more information visit www.northcountryguide.com or call 315-386-4000.read more
The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce details for our 6th Annuanl Home, Garden and Business Show; ( with some food, wine and crafts, too)The Really Big Show, scheduled for April 25 & 26, 2014. Once again, National Arbor Day is on the first day of our show, making it a perfect chance for our local nurseries, garden centers and florists to kick off Spring and the plainting season! Held at the Cheel Arena in Potsdam. Friday hours 12noon to 4pm, Saturday hours 9am to 4pm. Admission is $3.00. For more information call the St. Lawrence County Chamber at 386-4000.read more
John Austin, author of the book, St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812, will speak at Meetinghouse Museum in Dekalb Junction at 7pm. His lecture is free and open to the public. The museum is across from the Hermon/Dekalb School at 679 East Dekalb Rd. While compiling a list of area soldiers who fought in the war, Austin uncovered some interesting stories. He will share these with his audience. The talk is sponsored by the Dekalb Historical Association,anyone interested in joining the association is encouraged to attend the business meeting after the lecture.read more