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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 30, 2014 — The news from the Commerce Department comes after the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the first quarter of the year. The numbers raise hope for continued growth in the second half of 2014.
Jul 30, 2014 — The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."
Jul 30, 2014 — The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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Heard up North: Maple Season Early this Year

The syrup season is arriving early this year. Some small maple producers in Vermont are already tapping trees 6 weeks ahead of schedule. But 70 year old Earl Parker, of West Chazy, says its still a little too soon.  Go to full article

Drum Housing Results Slow in Coming

The Fort Drum population explosion, and the resulting housing crunch in Jefferson County, has been a top issue in the region for more than a year. Governor Pataki visited Watertown twice last summer with millions of dollars in grant money. Last week, a housing forum attracted both New York Senators, Congressman John McHugh, military leaders, and a host of state and local representatives. Still, the region has struggled to build new homes, as it faces an expected shortfall of 2000 units. 245 new single homes were built last year. But out of several proposed large-scale subdivisions, only one has broken ground. David Sommerstein spoke with Scott Gray, a Jefferson County legislator serving Watertown. He says obstacles like infrastructure and high construction costs have slowed plans. But he says last week's forum tackled the biggest problem - convincing investors that Fort Drum is actually here to stay.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Schools Talk Consolidation

The Saranac Lake School Board is preparing to ask taxpayers to approve a pair of propositions that would fund millions of dollars worth of repairs and upgrades to several school buildings. The first bond resolution is needed to repair sections of three buildings constructed during a late 1990s capital project. But the other proposition, if approved, could lead to the closure of one and possibly two small elementary schools. As Chris Knight reports, school officials say declining student enrollment and increasing expenses have triggered the talk of consolidation.  Go to full article

Media's "Free Pass" for Nanoscience

The National Science Foundation predicts in the next decade, nanotechnology (science at the molecular level) will create products worth a trillion dollars worldwide. ...  Go to full article

Rouses Point Nursing Home to Close

A nursing home in Rouses Point is closing. The State approved the closure of Cedar Hedge Nursing Home this week. About 40 residents will be displaced, and a staff of 85 will...  Go to full article

State Boosts Heat Aid by $100 Million

On Sunday, Governor Pataki approved a $100 million boost to state funding for home heating assistance. The money will go to help low-income families offset high fuel oil...  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Draws Pros, Cons, and Questions

Local people filled the Tupper Lake High School auditorium last night to discuss the proposed resort around the Big Tupper Ski Area. Developer Michael Foxman hopes to build...  Go to full article

Tax Credit, or School Voucher?

Governor George Pataki has proposed in his new budget a tax credit for parents of children who live in poorly performing school districts. Parents could use the credit...  Go to full article
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Article Examines "Big 4" Adk Green Groups

In the latest issue of the Adirondack Explorer, editor Phil Brown profiles the "big four" environmental groups that operate inside the Park. Brown compares the history and...  Go to full article

Dems Pledge More Money for Municipalities

Assembly Democrats say local cities, towns, and villages should get more money in the new state budget to help curb rising property taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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