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Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...


Jul 25, 2014 — The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
Jul 25, 2014 — For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.
Jul 25, 2014 — Printing your own book used to be seen as a mark of failure. But now, there are many well-known independent authors who have made a fortune self-publishing online.

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Clayton Opera House gets boost

An effort to make the Clayton Opera House a year-round anchor of the Thousand Islands village got a big boost yesterday. Governor Pataki announced a $700,000 grant for restoration work. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Wise Buys, Hackett's eye merger

Two North Country retail chains may join forces. The move could position Hackett's and Wise Buys to better compete with the arrival of new "big box" giants, like Walmart. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

APA faces "outrage" in Ticonderoga

In what may be a harbinger of things to come, the Adirondack Park Agency faced a hostile crowd last night in Ticonderoga. The APA is reviewing plans to build a 300-square foot sign on a new Lowe's superstore on the outskirts of the village. As Brian Mann reports, local government leaders say the environmental agency is overstepping its authority and crippling economic growth.  Go to full article
Larry "The Fish Guy" LaRue of Ogdensburg.

Heard Up North: Larry's fish truck

All summer long, seafood lovers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties are keeping their eyes open for a white truck with a big red lobster on its side. It's Larry's fish...  Go to full article

Pataki pledges $20 million for Lake Placid conference center

More than two years after Governor Pataki first announced plans to upgrade Lake Placid's convention center space, the funding to move the project forward has now been set...  Go to full article

ORDA hearings resume in Albany

Yesterday's announcement in Lake Placid came at a time when Assembly Democrats are scrutinizing the management of the Olympic Regional Development Authority. A hearing is...  Go to full article

EPA report: fuel economy remains stalled

Today's cars and trucks are the heaviest, fastest and most powerful vehicles on the road in a generation, but according to a new report from the Environmental Protection...  Go to full article

Walmart lawn sign campaign begins in Saranac Lake

Wal-Mart and its local supporters are making a new push for a proposed 121,000 square foot supercenter in Saranac Lake. The mega-retailer's public relations agency is...  Go to full article

Adirondack Roundtable: Brian Mann, Welcome to the Homeland

In the second talk in the Adirondack Roundtable series hosted by the Lake Placid Institute, NCPR's Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann examines the American political divide. ...  Go to full article

Language and the culture of poverty in the North Country

We're running a series on language in the North Country. Jill Vaughan says you can't talk about language without talking about social class. Vaughn is a social worker in...  Go to full article

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