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Second Look: Northern New York History

Nov 17, 2019

Colesante's Tavern has been a Watertown staple since it opened in 1933, the same year Prohibition ended. 

Join Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott as we talk to George Colesante, the second-generation owner of the bar, has been there for almost all of it. He started out working for his father before he took over the bar...

Nov 10, 2019

On today's episode, Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick dive into a bit of sports history with the help of Matt Underwood and Dennis O'Brien.

We talk about the 1969 Super Bowl win for the Jets, the Joe Nameth "Guarantee" and the exciting return of Watertown's own Red and Black, the oldest semi-pro football team in the...

Nov 3, 2019


On September 1928, a 4-year-old girl went missing in the woods, igniting a suspicion of blood libel against the Jewish citizens of that community. Barbara Griffiths was found the next morning, unbothered by her experience. But the feelings left behind lingered for much longer.

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Oct 27, 2019

Halloween in the north country is known now for its candy and costumes, but it wasn't always such an innocent occasion.

Christina Knott and Kelly Burdick discuss the devilish history of Halloween in the north country and how it has evolved into its relatively harmless, albeit more commercial, version today.

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Oct 20, 2019


Christina and Kelly revisit the topic of the Shabby House turned Restoration House from Watertown's Depression-era history with today's current owners.

Listen in as reporter Chris Brock speak with Mary and Roman Espinoza about their home and how they learned of its unique history.

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