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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...


Aug 1, 2014 — An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
Aug 1, 2014 — States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
Aug 1, 2014 — Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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Cheese plant re-opens as Amish trust

The Heritage cheese plant in St. Lawrence County will re-open tomorrow after a one-month shutdown. The Amish farmers who sell their milk there will become owners in a unique arrangement. David Sommerstein explains.  Go to full article

Pataki urged to approve welfare-to-work funds

Advocates for the poor are calling on Governor Pataki to release $100 million dollars for welfare to work programs that they say could save the state money in public assistance costs. The funding was left unresolved at the end of the legislative session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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. ...  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...  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

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