May 24, 2013 — A big redevelopment project is getting underway in the Thousand Islands village of Clayton. The first pieces of equipment are now at work on the former Frink snowplow factory site. That represents the beginning of an aggressive construction schedule that aims to bring the Clayton Harbor Hotel to life by Memorial Day, 2014. Go to full article
May 24, 2013 — State officials announced yesterday that they'll begin public hearings in June to decide how the former Finch Pruyn timberlands will be managed, now that they've been added to the Adirondack forest preserve.
The classification process will sort out what kinds of recreation and access will be allowed over a wide swath of the upper Hudson River that's being opened to the public for the first time in 150 years.
Environmentalists and local government leaders have very different visions. Go to full article
May 24, 2013 — Agriculture is one of the most dynamic and innovative economic sectors in New York state. All this week, the Innovation Trail team is reporting on some of the current challenges and opportunities facing upstate farmers.
One of those challenges is property taxes. Agriculture is a land-intensive industry, so rising property taxes can mean much higher costs for farmers. And taxes have been rising, thanks mostly to increases in the production value of farmland. Go to full article
May 24, 2013 — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's farewell tour swung through Massena yesterday. One of the few Republicans in President Obama's cabinet, LaHood announced he was... Go to full article
May 24, 2013 — Music lessons are a part of life for many families. There are different methods of instruction, including something called the Suzuki method. It was developed in Japan by... Go to full article
May 24, 2013 — Governor Cuomo says that he will make a decision regarding to fracking before the 2014 election. New York City's DEP says they will open up four upstate reservoirs for the... Go to full article