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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 3, 2014 — Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.
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.

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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 Yorker's compete in the global economy. Karen DeWitt reports.  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 Pataki delivered just four months ago. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Oak Mt. Ski Area May Not Open

Hamilton County officials say they're trying to help a privately-owned ski area open for the winter season. Oak Mountain employed dozens of local workers. As Brian Mann reports, the small resort in Speculator had been operating with a low-interest loan provided by state and county governments.  Go to full article

Study Weighs Costs of Shipping

For years, many environmentalists have wanted to stop ocean-going ship traffic on the Great Lakes. That's because vessels traveling from the ocean to the Lakes sometimes...  Go to full article

Wright Looks to Alternative Bus Service

State officials say they've made significant progress toward finding an alternative to Greyhound's bus service between Syracuse and the North Country. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Charity Lottery in Ottawa

A much-anticipated event in the Ottawa region sweetens the holiday season. The "Dream of a Lifetime" Lottery is a successful fundraiser for the Children's Hospital of Eastern...  Go to full article

End of an Era in Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario Mayor Phil Poirier describes the news that the city's major manufacturer, Domtar, will close its local paper mill "absolutely devastating." Domtar senior...  Go to full article

Holiday Train Stocks Food Banks

It's not your typical train. It's decorated with thousands of twinkling lights. And at each stop, local residents will be treated to concerts with musicians performing on a...  Go to full article

Greyhound Cuts North Country Service

Greyhound Bus Lines will cut its service from Syracuse to North Country communities this winter. Beginning February 23, buses will no longer run to Watertown, Gouverneur,...  Go to full article

Greyhound Retiree Remembers the Buses

Greyhound's decision took many by surprise. Betty Knight was waiting for the bus in Canton yesterday. Knight worked at the Greyhound office for 20 years when it was at the...  Go to full article

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