Albany, NY, Dec 20, 2012 — For the second year in a row, the North Country won top honors in the statewide economic development competition organized by Governor Cuomo.
The award was announced Wednesday at a ceremony in Albany. It will mean more than $90 million in additional funding and tax breaks for new initiatives. That compares with just $50 million dollars that will go to projects in New York City.
Economic developers in the North Country say winning top honors two years in a row is a major vote of confidence for the region. They also say the dollars will boost key initiatives, from new housing development around Fort Drum to tourism infrastructure in the Adirondacks. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Dec 20, 2012 — Governor Cuomo awarded over three quarters of a billion dollars for economic development projects at a ceremony Wednesday at the State Capitol. While every region in the state got something to go towards key projects, some regions got more than others. Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Dec 20, 2012 — Leaders at Lake Placid's National Sports Academy say an outpouring of community support is helping the private school weather a financial storm.
Eighteen Winter Olympians have attended NSA, and hundreds of the school's alumni have competed in World Cup and Division I sports including cross-country and downhill skiing, hockey and luge. Some of the school's most famous alumni include three who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver: Vermontville native Bill Demong, who won gold and silver medals in Nordic combined; biathlete Haley Johnson of Lake Placid; and luger Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2012 — The health industry in upstate New York is undergoing some rapid transformations, and all this week we're featuring reports from the Innovation Trail team on innovation in... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 20, 2012 — Freezing temperatures late last week didn't deter avid angler Mike Seymour from heading out for muskies on the St. Lawrence River. Seymour has been a licensed fishing guide... Go to full article