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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that New York state is recognizing Warren County for having a system to keep county jail inmates from collecting unemployment benefits. The state comptroller’s office found last year that in five counties...
Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...


Apr 23, 2014 — According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.
Apr 23, 2014 — Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.
Apr 23, 2014 — President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.

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Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine

Historic Adirondack Railroad Line Slated For Scrapyard

A Houston-based company called NL Industries plans to rip up more than twenty miles of railroad track in the central Adirondacks. The rail line runs from North creek to the Tahawus mine, which sits at the foot of the High Peaks. NL Industries hopes to sell the rails for scrap metal. Critics say the track should be preserved. As Brian Mann reports, there are also questions about how the rail-bed will be used.  Go to full article

Construction Boom Could Harm ADK Water, Wildlife & Scenery

The Adirondack Park Agency faces a growing wave of housing subdivisions and resort developments. Most of these projects are driven by a white hot market for vacation homes. APA officials say they're doing their best to limit the impact of the construction boom on the Park's environment. But as Brian Mann reports, environmentalists and some APA commissioners worry that wildlife, water quality, and the Park's scenic views are being harmed.  Go to full article

Opinion: Tupper Resort Should be Built Without Public Subsidies

A huge vacation home development in Tupper Lake could reshape the town's economy. According to consultants working on the project, the 700-unit resort would be the biggest new project in the Adirondacks since the 1980 Winter Olympics. Support for the development is strong in Tupper Lake. But many locals still have questions about how the project will be financed. Peter Crowley is managing editor for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, a regional newspaper based in Saranac Lake. Crowley and the paper's editorial board say questions about public funding and tax subsidies should be answered before the project goes forward.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum Boosters Await Base-Closing Endgame

The list of military facilities to be closed in the Base Realignment and Closure - or BRAC - process could be made public as early as tomorrow. Civilian liaisons to Fort...  Go to full article
Sen. Schumer (L) and Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine, with a poster of the 1000 Islands Int'l Bridge in background.

Schumer Pushes Passport Alternatives

Senator Chuck Schumer met with North Country leaders yesterday in Watertown. The New York Democrat discussed the impact of proposed requirements for crossing the border with...  Go to full article

Deer Disease Spreads to Wild

State officials said yesterday a wild deer in Oneida County has preliminarily tested positive for chronic wasting disease. It's the first time the fatal sickness has turned...  Go to full article
Craig Young

Getting a Job: A Success Story

Up to 70% of disabled Americans of working age are unemployed. Two-thirds of those unemployed say they want to work. But barriers to employment include accessibility of...  Go to full article
George Howard.

Disability Matters: Everday Challenges in Getting Around

How many times have you heard this: "If you don't have a car, you can't get around in the North Country." Buses are few and far between. Taxis are scarce and expensive. ...  Go to full article

First Wild Deer Tests Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease

State conservation officials say initial samples of wild deer in Oneida County showed no signs of chronic wasting disease. Five deer on two farms tested positive for the...  Go to full article

Clinton Calls for Point Person on Northern Border

Senator Hillary Clinton says the controversy over new passport requirements is proof the U.S. needs someone to oversee border issues with Canada. Yesterday, Clinton...  Go to full article

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