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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...


Sep 2, 2014 — Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.
Sep 2, 2014 — Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.
Sep 2, 2014 — It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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Clarkson workers hold second protest

Dozens of Clarkson University workers marched through downtown Potsdam on Thursday afternoon. They're protesting a contract offer from the school. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum to add two battalions

Fort Drum near Watertown is getting bigger - again. The Army has assigned another two battalions to the base. Ft. Drum has already grown by more than half since 2003. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Reducing stress on the farm

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations. And with rising fuel prices and a sagging economy, those stresses are very real for many farmers in the North Country. Cornell University has a help line. NY FarmNet offers free and confidential counseling and help reducing stress on the farm. Counselor Ruth Meltz told Gregory Warner, one of the most stressful things for anybody is feeling out of control. And that's a reality of farm life.  Go to full article

31 companies violate the "do not call" law

The State's Consumer Protection Board has settled with 31 companies found to be violating New York's Do Not Call law. The agency has also arranged a seminar for businesses...  Go to full article
Gov. Pataki talks to the press outside the Olympic Arena. ORDA photo

Pataki announces more money for Lake Placid

Governor George Pataki was in Lake Placid yesterday to announce $5 million from the state for upgrades at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. The news comes just three weeks...  Go to full article

More ships on the St. Lawrence?

Environmentalists are raising concerns about a plan to bring more ocean freighters through the St Lawrence Seaway. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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...  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...  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

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