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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...


Sep 2, 2014 — Some of the nation's restaurants are using technology to make diners commit before their night out. It's convenient for the restaurant and customer — and it may pry people away from old habits.
Sep 2, 2014 — Owner Jeffrey Bezos gave the job to Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a founding member of the website Politico. The Post had been run by the Graham family for eight decades.
Sep 2, 2014 — It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

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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 Clinton and Chuck Schumer, and congressman John McHugh. Many say the passport requirement would be bad for local businesses and discourage tourism. According to a survey by the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council, only half the business owners on the New York side of the Thousand Islands said existing border security measures had a negative effect on business this year. It showed business owners farther from the border, Watertown for example, were among the less concerned. Gary DeYoung is director of the council, based in Collins Landing. He said tbusiness owner who ARE concerned cited the passport plan and long lines at border crossings. Canadians were more worried, as a group. Sixty-two percent of business owners on the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands said border security was bad for business. DeYoung said he is not sure why.  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 season.  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

Under-funding Threatens Library Services

At an Assembly hearing on library aid, New York's education commissioner and librarians said public libraries are woefully under funded, and need more money to help New...  Go to full article

Pataki: Millions More for Housing

Governor Pataki was in Watertown Monday. He announced $9 million in grants to spur on housing construction near Fort Drum. The funding is on top of another $7 million...  Go to full article

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