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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 29, 2014 — There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
Aug 29, 2014 — Student attendance at games has gone down on average 7 percent since 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rising ticket prices along with televised games are to blame.
Aug 29, 2014 — David Greene talks to branding expert Martin Lindstrom about the psychological tricks and ploys marketers and retailers use to entice shoppers into a back-to-school retail frenzy.

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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 retreat has been held in Lake Placid since 1998. Supporters say it's a way to get support for federal aid to Lake Placid's Olympic venues. But, as Chris Knight reports, critics believe the event is a taxpayer funded vacation for lobbyists.  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 different species are being killed. As David Sommerstein reports, a new virus may be causing the die-off.  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 Country. As Brian Mann reports, the study comes at a time when ORDA's operations face closer scrutiny.  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

Adirondack Roundtable: Financial Columnist Gretchen Morgenson

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times financial editor and columnist Gretchen Morgenson talks about the ongoing corporate scandals and the questionable executive,...  Go to full article

Amish Seek "English" Help For Cheese Plant

Amish dairy farmers in St. Lawrence County want to form a trust to keep the Heritage Cheese plant open Heuvelton. The plant stopped taking milk last weekend from 95 Amish...  Go to full article

Guard Heads To Mexico Border

The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting this morning that National Guardsmen from the North Country will be sent to Arizona to help patrol the US-Mexico border. Brian...  Go to full article

Amish Consider Future Of Cheese Plant

Amish dairy farmers in St. Lawrence County met yesterday to try to find a place to sell their milk. They'll reportedly seek an ownership share in Heritage Cheese House in...  Go to full article

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks: Opening Day

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks opened today in Tupper Lake. Brian Mann called in from a press tent in a makeshift village built to handle the crowds...he spoke...  Go to full article
Adirondack guideboat (Source:  Chris Woodward)

Heard Up North: Building An Adirondack Guideboat

Paddlers competed yesterday in the 44th annual Willard Hanmer guide boat race in Saranac Lake. Hanmer was one of the great Adirondack boat builders. In today's Heard Up...  Go to full article

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