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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 28, 2014 — In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones.
Jul 28, 2014 — One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.
Jul 28, 2014 — The airline industry and its unions support the bill, which would allow them to list ticket prices without taxes and fees. Consumer groups say that will lead to deceptive marketing.

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APA Delays Big Tupper Development Review

Officials at the Adirondack Park Agency want more information about a new resort in Tupper Lake for more information about their project. The APA issued a notice yesterday describing the Adirondack Club and Resort permit application as "incomplete." Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

NYPA Grant to Fund Alternative Energy Growth in SLC

The New York Power Authority has invested $10 million in a matching grant program to bring hi-tech alternative energy businesses to St Lawrence County. It's money that was originally earmarked for an acquarium and research center in Massena, which failed to raise matching money after nearly two decades of local effort. As Gregory Warner reports, this project may have a better shot at success.  Go to full article
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APA Explores Roll In Affordable Housing

The Adirondack Park Agency begins two days of meetings today with local government leaders. This year's seminar in Saranac Lake will focus on affordable housing. Many elected officials, including state Senator Betty Little, say local residents are being squeezed out of mountain villages by skyrocketing home prices and property taxes. In other parts of the country, zoning agencies similar to the APA have played a major role in establishing affordable housing programs. Brian Mann spoke with APA executive director Dick LeFebvre and communications director Keith McKeever. They say the Agency is still exploring the role it will take in encouraging new projects.  Go to full article

Beekmantown Neighbors Want Windpower Delay

A group of neighbors in Beekmantown is urging the zoning board to delay a decision scheduled for Wednesday on a proposed new wind farm. Windhorse LLC hopes to develop 13 new...  Go to full article

Farmers Approve Coop Merger

North Country members of Allied federated Coops have approved a merger with Agrimark -- a Massachusetts based coop that's already absorbed Macadam, a well-know local cheese...  Go to full article

Bush Defends Troubled Medicare Program

President Bush used a western New York high school gym yesterday as the setting to defend Medicare's new prescription drug benefit plan. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Considers Sales Tax Break on Clothing

The New York State Assembly, in its new budget, wants to reinstate a sales tax break on some clothing sold in the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

APA Approves Powerline; Landowner Threatens Lawsuit

The Adirondack Park Agency approved plans yesterday for a new 26-mile power line that would stretch from St. Lawrence County to Tupper Lake. The New York Power Authority...  Go to full article

Ellenburg Clears Air With Wind Meeting

The town of Ellenburg in Clinton County is hosting an informal meeting Friday on wind farms. Two developers want to erect a total of 74 turbines there. As David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Candidates Debate Walmart

Candidates for Saranac Lake Mayor and Village Board went head to head last night in a well-attended debate-style forum at the Saranac Lake High School. They discussed a...  Go to full article

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