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Shuttered North Lawrence Dairy finds a buyer

The North Lawrence Dairy plant ceased production of Breyers Yogurt just two weeks ago with no definite plans to reopen--but now the shuttered plant has found a new buyer. Not a lot of details have emerged yet, but Nora Flaherty has this report on what we know so far:  Go to full article

Liasons want to make mass transit work for Ft. Drum area

The Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization has begun a study they're hoping will ultimately help them better meet the public transit needs of the area's military and civilian populations. Nora Flaherty has the details:  Go to full article

North Lawrence Dairy closes: Workers, locals, farmers feel the effects

Late last month, a yogurt plant in North Lawrence became the latest dairy processor in northern New York to close. North Lawrence has had a dairy processing plant for more than 100 years, and the closure will leave 132 people out of a job. But the effects will be felt by a lot more people than that.  Go to full article
People that live outside the current village aren't going to want to pay taxes to get my sidewalk plowed...they don't even have a sidewalk.

Waddington takes a small step toward dissolution

Waddington, population 736, is only one of several north country villages to consider dissolution. Massena, Potsdam and others have thought about it too--But Waddington's farther along in the process than some.  Go to full article

North Lawrence dairy has last day of production today

Several months after the company that owns the North Lawrence dairy announced they'd be shutting down operations, today is the last day of production at the plant. Nora Flaherty has more.  Go to full article
We know the other issues that have happened in other places in the country, and we want to make sure we’re ever-vigilant.

Police find remains of portable meth lab in Canton

St. Lawrence County law enforcement found what they believe is a meth lab Monday night in Canton. It's the third such find this month. North Country Public Radio's Nora Flaherty has more.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Spring cleanup, DOT style

Spring cleanup is a major feature of life in the North Country, but for the Department of Transportation's Bruce Reynolds, it's a day's work. Reynolds cleans up trash, dead animals, and beaver dams; and North Country Public Radio's Nora Flaherty caught up with him by the side of the road for this heard up north.  Go to full article
Stream Global in Watertown. Source: Stream
Stream Global in Watertown. Source: Stream

Up to 120 employees sought for Watertown call center

The Massachusetts-based company Stream Global Services has announced plans to hire up to 120 new employees in for its Watertown service center. North Country Public Radio's Nora Flaherty has the details.  Go to full article

Turbine manufacturer eyes Ogdensburg

A press release from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office surprised a lot of people in the north country last Friday. The release urged support for a major wind turbine production project that would create 1200 jobs in Ogdensburg. It's an idea that had been floated for Massena a couple years ago, but the shift to Ogdensburg was news to many. North Country Public Radio's Nora Flaherty explains what happened.  Go to full article

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Nora Flaherty got into public radio kind of by mistake--the local public radio station was in the same building as the office of the Anthropology department at the University of Michigan, where Nora was studying to be a professor. But after a few weeks as an intern, she was convinced she'd stumbled into the right place.

Nora became a reporter and on-air host at Michigan Radio, where she did stories on environmental issues, housing, the arts, among other things. Nora moved to New York City in 2005, and became a producer at WFUV. At WFUV, Nora hosted a weekly interview program and reported on the long-term issues faced by September 11th survivors, education, and less serious topics like fairy tales, freak shows and pop music.

A serious dog person, Nora loves hanging out with her "pack" (her husband and their dog), cooking, and driving in foreign countries.