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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 31, 2014 — The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.
Jul 31, 2014 — Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Jul 31, 2014 — Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

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Alcoa Contract Reflects Global Pressures

Members of the United Steelworkers of America approved a new four-year contract with Alcoa late last week. The 11th-hour deal reached last month averted a strike at 15 plants, including the two in Massena. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Oil escaping the containment boom around the NEPCO barge.

Slick of '76: The Social Impacts

30 years ago today, on a foggy morning, the NEPCO 140 barge hit a shoal in the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay. The barge spewed 300,000 gallons of thick, gooey oil into the river. The "Slick of '76," as it's known today, stretched as far downriver as Massena. It remains among the largest inland vessel oil spills in the United States. Next week on The 8 O'Clock Hour, we'll hear from the people who saw the spill unfold, the people who helped clean it up, and the people who are passing on the memories of the oil spill to a new generation. Today, Martha Foley talk with someone who tried to measure the Slick of '76 in human terms. John Omohundro is a professor of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. In 1976, he got a grant from the Coast Guard to study the spill's impacts on people's work, their recreation habits, their social networks.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Fail to Finish End-of-Session Business

State lawmakers are getting mixed reviews on their reform efforts as the legislative session concludes in Albany. The legislature failed to wrap up end-of-session issues last night, and will continue to seek agreement with Governor Pataki today. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

National BioFuel Expert Commends Growing North Country Industry

The 2006 Bioenergy Summit continues at Clarkson through Friday. On Thursday, scientists, farmers and financiers talked frankly about some of the challenges in building a...  Go to full article

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,...  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...  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

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