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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 22, 2014 — Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.
Jul 22, 2014 — The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.
Jul 22, 2014 — This year's Television Critics Association press tour found networks pitching hard for the view beyond overnight ratings. But getting the right number isn't the end of the issue.

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NYPA to Revisit Hydro Dam Deal?

Two years ago, the New York Power Authority and St. Lawrence County closed a deal that ended years of negotiations. It allows the Authority to run the giant hydropower dam on the St. Lawrence River for another 50 years. In return, the county and its towns got more than $100 million and the return of 1500 acres of once-private land. Today that deal is in jeopardy. State law doesn't allow the land to be returned for free. And after Western New York got almost a billion dollars after similar negotiations over the Niagara Power Project, local officials say they've been had. As David Sommerstein reports, they want the Power Authority to return to the table, but they're not sure exactly what they want.  Go to full article

McHugh: Power Authority Deal "Unacceptable"

North Country officials, including Congressman John McHugh, are lashing out at the New York Power Authority for its nearly $1 billion settlement for the power project in Niagara Falls. As David Sommerstein reports, lawmakers say St. Lawrence County got shortchanged in its power project deal, and they want more money.  Go to full article

Spiegel Mansion in Lake Placid Faces AG Action

After months of negotiations, the Adirondack Park Agency is taking legal action against Pataki ally Arthur Spiegel. The APA has referred the case to New York's attorney general. As Brian Mann reports, Spiegel could be forced to tear down his 10,000-square foot Lake Placid mansion.  Go to full article

Tighter Security Worries T.I. Business Owners

The Department of Homeland Security is weighing a proposal that would require everybody crossing the US - Canada border to have a passport. Critics include senators Hillary...  Go to full article

Gifts for Gardeners, Pt. I

Tool madness hits the gardneing industry, offering gift-givers a host of choices. Horticulturist Amy Ivy helps sort through the array of tools and gadgets available this...  Go to full article

Kinney Drugs Sues Developer Over Walgreens

A North Country-grown drug store chain is suing a long-time ally and developer. The lawsuit claims the man gave away Kinney's confidential information to Walgreens, the...  Go to full article

Tupper Delays Resort Zoning Changes

Tupper Lake residents last night asked the town board not to rush into a series of zoning changes requested by developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. The...  Go to full article

Tupper Resort Hearing Goes Forward

In Tupper Lake tonight locals will meet in the town hall to discuss a proposed zoning change intended to help the Big Tupper resort project. This is the first major public...  Go to full article

Rail Line a Labor of Love

The governor announced this week that state will spend $40 million on upgrading rail lines. A third of that money will go to the North Country--some for short connector...  Go to full article

State Promises Millions for Railroads

Governor Pataki says New York will spend $40 million over the next two years upgrading the state's railroad infrastructure. A third of that money will go to support rail...  Go to full article

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