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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 29, 2014 — The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
Jul 29, 2014 — OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.
Jul 29, 2014 — A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.

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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 Malone who grew up on the "wrong side of the tracks." She says that the language of poverty can uplift - as well as limit - the lives of the poor. As she told Gregory Warner, it starts at birth.  Go to full article

Newton Falls mill takes baby steps

A plan to re-open the paper mill in Newton Falls took a very small step forward this week. A board voted unanimously to support the site's inclusion in Potsdam's Empire Zone. That would make it eligible for tax breaks and low-cost power. A group led by Dennis Bunnell wants to re-open the paper mill as Newton Falls Fine Paper Company. The company wants to invest $20 million in the plant and hire 97 people. But after a year and a half of work, the plan is still preliminary. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga Lowe's approved, sign issue remains

In a surprise move, the Adirondack Park Agency yesterday issued a permit approving construction of a new Lowe's superstore in Ticonderoga. The 153,000 square-foot store will sit next to the community's Wal-Mart store on the outskirts of the village. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency still hasn't approved a controversial 300 square-foot sign proposed for the front of the building.  Go to full article

Commentary: all that stuff on eBay

In his continuous search for extra cash, commentator Tom French has recently taken to selling things on eBay.  Go to full article

Raceway seeks new investors

The developers who want to build a NASCAR-style raceway in northern St. Lawrence County are talking with new investors. Last week, a group from the Middle East failed to...  Go to full article

Tupper resort at "critical juncture"

Consultants hired by the Town of Tupper Lake will now be able to continue reviewing plans for a 700-unit year-round resort around the former Big Tupper ski area. The Hudson...  Go to full article

Pataki vetoes early retirement bill

Governor Pataki has vetoed an early retirement plan for state workers passed by the legislature. Budget watchdog groups are urging Governor Pataki to veto a number of other...  Go to full article

Coalition creating jobs in alternative energy

A coalition of groups says it will work to create more jobs for New Yorkers in the area of alternative energies. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

More than Walmart on Potsdam's horizon

Walmart's effort to build a Supercenter on Route 11 in Potsdam is on hold. The retail giant's septic system plan for the site was rejected by the Department of Environmental...  Go to full article

Ft. Drum Fuels Upbeat Attitudes

People in Jefferson County are more satisfied with their job prospects and quality of life than they've been in many years. According to Jefferson Community College's 7th...  Go to full article

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