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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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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 Group had stopped work until more money was set aside for the project by developer Michael Foxman. This week, the Tupper Lake Village Board agreed to return more than $20,000, which Foxman had placed in an escrow account. The money will be used to pay the consultants. After three years of work and $5,000,000 spent so far by his investors, Foxman is complaining that the project is moving at a snail's pace. Chris Knight reports.  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 public pension sweetener bills as well. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

Heard Up North: A Trip To The Farmers' Market

It's Farmers' Market Day in Canton -- a weekly ritual for many shoppers.  Go to full article

ORDA Ski Weekend Scrutinized

An Assembly committee put Olympic Regional Development Authority President and CEO Ted Blazer under the microscope Tuesday over the Congressional Winter Challenge. The annual...  Go to full article

Virus Killing More Fish in Lake Ontario?

Thousands more dead fish are washing up on the shore of eastern Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Biologists and local businesses are concerned because many...  Go to full article

ORDA Claims Huge Economic Impact

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has released a new study showing that the state agency generated more than $320 million worth of economic impact in the North...  Go to full article

With Pipe and Book Closes in Lake Placid

One of the North Country's cultural landmarks is closing. With Pipe & Book, a popular used bookstore and tobacco shop in Lake Placid, will close its doors after 29 years. ...  Go to full article

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