Jun 27, 2013 — There have been large, daylong celebrations in Los Angeles and San Francisco by supporters of same-sex marriages over the last day. They're cheering a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that settles a five-year battle against California's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling means gay couples can start picking up wedding licenses in about three weeks.
There was a similar celebration in New York City last night over a second ruling by the court that overturned a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act. Kitty Lambert Rudd, a longtime Buffalo gay rights activist, was elated yesterday.
Lambert Rudd is President of OUTspoken for Equality. She and her partner were one of the first local couples to marry two years ago after New York State legalized same-sex marriage. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2013 — The legislature left Albany last week with some unfinished business. They did not agree on Governor Cuomo's Women's Equality Act, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says at least one house should return to pass some of the bill's provisions. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2013 — A company called Scotia Investments has been dismantling the historic paper mill in Netwon Falls in southern St. Lawrence County. It's a devastating final blow to the local economy, following years of efforts to revive the mill.
North Country Public Radio reached out to state officials to find out whether the decision to spend ten million dollars refurbishing the rail line into southern St. Lawrence County will be revisited now that the paper mill in Newton Falls has closed. So far, we've had no answer to that question.
Chris Westbrook heads the Clifton Fine Economic Development Corporation. He's been one of the leaders trying to find new source of jobs and prosperity in his struggling corner of the Adirondack Park.
He spoke in-depth with our Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, about this moment in the community's history and about what comes next. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2013 — Mountain Lake PBS, one of the North Country's biggest public television outlets, was off the air in many areas this morning because of a transmitter fire on the summit of... Go to full article
Jun 27, 2013 — Recently, more than 100 people gathered in Plattsburgh's Strand Theatre for the "Adirondack All Write." Professional actors traveled from as far as Los Angeles to perform the... Go to full article