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Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...
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...


Aug 20, 2014 — Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
Aug 20, 2014 — Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.
Aug 20, 2014 — Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Wal-Mart drops plans for Saranac Lake

Wal-Mart has dropped its plan to build a supercenter on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake. The company cited the "political climate" in the village as the reason for declaring the deal "dead." But as Chris Knight reports, some people doubt whether the mega-retailer is really calling it quits.  Go to full article
An antique tractor sits on the front lawn of the new museum in Madrid

Farm museum finds new home

A 115-acre farm near the village of Madrid will be the new home for the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum. The museum's members are devoted to the preservation of old engines, tractors, treshing machines and farm buildings. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday marked the start of work on the new site. Todd Moe spoke with Leon and Carol Goolden, who sold the family farm to the group, and board member Roger Austin, who says the museum will focus on the history of farming in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties.  Go to full article

North Creek wind projects moves ahead

A plan to build a wind farm near the Gore Mt. ski area cleared a major hurdle yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake development project moving slowly

The Adirondack Club and Resort project took a step forward on Thursday when Tupper Lake's planning board recommended the Town of Tupper Lake rezone 6400 acres the resort's...  Go to full article
John C. Bogle

Adirondack Roundtable: John C. Bogle, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

In this year's final Adirondack Roundtable sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute, we hear John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of The Vanguard Group, Inc., one...  Go to full article

Spitzer makes North Country connections

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer spent the day campaigning in the North Country yesterday. The frontrunner in the Governor's race met with law enforcement officials, toured...  Go to full article

Gore Mt. project faces new environmental review

The head of New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has withdrawn approval of a major expansion at the Gore Mountain Ski Center. Commissioner Denise Sheehan says...  Go to full article

Border Patrol plans ambitious recruiting

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is stepping up recruitment. Their goal is to hire 6,000 new border patrol agents by the end of 2008. The agency now has about 12,000 agents...  Go to full article

Clinton lays out rural issues

Senator Hillary Clinton gave what was described a major policy address on rural issues yesterday in Lockport, near Buffalo. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the...  Go to full article

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...  Go to full article

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