Gouverneur, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — EJ Noble hospital in Gouverneur is working correct problems in its laboratory, so the hospital can start admitting patients again. Administrator Charles Canole says the lab failed state testing, and was forced to close late last week by the New York health department. Go to full article
Fine, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has emerged as one of the most influential groups shaping economic activity in the region.
The Council was created last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo. It helped direct more than $100 million of state aid to companies and non-profits -- from the Bombardier plant in Plattsburgh to a new energy project at Fort Drum.
But the councils, which are made up entirely of volunteers, have also sparked controversy. The group has backed costly railroad projects in southern St. Lawrence County and in the central Adirondacks that some critics say have questionable economic value.
Brian Mann spoke recently with Tony Collins, co-chair of the North Country's council and president of Clarkson University in Potsdam. Collins says the organization has already established a strong track record, helping to fund projects that are sparking new jobs and investment. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — The New York Department of Labor is targeting counties with the highest unemployment - and trying to find jobs for the long term unemployed. The state sent email invitations... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — Top New York officials say it's going to be another difficult year for the state budget. Governor Cuomo has already told state agencies to keep spending flat, and those that... Go to full article
Oct 03, 2012 — A new report from the New York Federal Reserve shows that advances in technology and globalization mean job opportunities are growing in high skill sectors like engineering,... Go to full article
Elizabethtown, NY, Oct 03, 2012 — An exhibit in Elizabethtown uses debris, photos and video to tell the story of the destruction and devastation that was experienced in the region as a result of last year's... Go to full article