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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 28, 2014 — The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.
Aug 28, 2014 — A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.
Aug 28, 2014 — Much like your mortgage, the cat is a loan. Cats are delivered to the new residence for a two-hour visit. In Russia, it's considered good luck for a cat to cross the threshold of a new home.

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New Housing Project in Lake Placid

A downstate developer has announced plans for a major workforce housing project in Lake Placid. If approved, the development would include 40 town house units capped at a maximum price of $200,000. The housing would only be available to year-round residents with full time jobs in the Lake Placid area. As Chris Knight reports, local officials are hoping the project will help ease the housing crisis the community is facing.  Go to full article

Allied Coops Weigh Agri-Mark Merger

Members of one of the North Country's largest dairy cooperatives are deciding whether to join forces with the makers of Cabot and McCadam cheeses. Allied Federation of Cooperatives, based in Canton, will vote on merging with New England-based Agri-Mark. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
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Ambassador Says Border Rules "Work In Progress"

The US Ambassador to Canada says new rules that govern traffic across the northern border are still "a work in progress." David Wilkins spoke yesterday at SUNY Plattsburgh. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

The Show Must Go On, Despite Little Snow

Two big Winter Carnivals get underway today in the Adirondacks. Lake George and Saranac Lake will both hold most of their major events over the next week, despite...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  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

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