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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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Tupper Powerline Spurs Constitutional Change

Time is running out in Albany on a plan to amend New York's constitution to allow a new power line to follow Rt. 56 through the northern Adirondacks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Aircraft Project Will "Transform Region's Economy"

State and local leaders say a deal unveiled yesterday in Plattsburgh could transform the region's economy. Laurentian Aerospace, a newly-formed company based in Montreal, will build a $64-million facility at the old Plattsburgh Air Force base. The firm will refurbish wide-body civilian and military jets. As Brian Mann reports, Laurentian executives say their company could attract 1500 high-paying jobs to Clinton County in the next three years. Special thanks this morning to Chris Mattle and Andrew LaFontaine at Mountain Lake PBS for production and research assistance. Also thanks to Jack LaDuke at Channel 3 News.  Go to full article

Chamber of Commerce Hails Plattsburgh AFB Facility

The Quebec-based company planning a major new facility in Plattsburgh, creating roughly 700 high-paying jobs, says it could expand as early as 2011. A second facility could bring the total of new jobs to nearly 1500. Laurentian Aerospace will start construction of its first massive double-hangar at the old Plattsburgh Air Force base in October. The company will repair and refurbish wide-body commercial jets. The announcement came yesterday at a press conference attended by Governor George Pataki. The governor described the base as "one of the great underused facilities anywhere in this country" and said the project would allow local college graduates to find jobs in the North Country. Brian Mann spoke with Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce director Garry Douglas, who brokered the deal.  Go to full article

Water Levels Study: The Envelope, Please

A 5-year, $20 million study of water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River was finished last week. It's a collaboration between the U.S. and Canada. It's the...  Go to full article

APA Faces Mounting Pressure

The Adirondack Park Agency faces growing pressure from Republican lawmakers, who hope to weaken or eliminate some of the APA's regulatory powers. State Senator Betty Little,...  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Faces Delay

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that consultants have temporarily stopped work on the proposed Big Tupper resort in Tupper Lake. They say the developer...  Go to full article

Grant to Fuel Drum Housing Boom

A $734,000 federal grant is supposed to provide another boost to Watertown's tight housing market. Congressman John McHugh and Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton...  Go to full article

Arts Groups to Measure Their Economic Impact

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks will be participating in an "Arts and Economic Impact Study" next year. It's one of the topics up for discussion Thursday at...  Go to full article

Frostbite End Pro Hockey in Glens Falls

The owners of a professional hockey team in Glens Falls say they're calling it quits. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting this morning that the Adirondack Frosbite...  Go to full article

Wind Farm Developer Pays Off Disgruntled Man

A wind farm developer in Clinton County Wednesday paid a man $20,000 to remove a blockade of his driveway. Noble Environmental Power has leased the property to store wind...  Go to full article

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