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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...
The price of stamps here in Canada has gone up, as of March 31st. It’s a pretty hefty hike. A first-class stamp was $0.63. Now that’ll cost $0.85 – if purchased as a book or roll. The cost of just one first class stamp? $1.00. The...


Apr 17, 2014 — The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
Apr 17, 2014 — A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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Paul Smiths College President Steps Down

The President of Paul Smiths College, Dr. George Miller, announced yesterday that he'll step down in January. Miller shepherded creation of new 4-year programs at the school, along with a new 12 million dollar library and learning center. After seven years at Paul Smiths, Miller will go to Dallas, Texas. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Wisebuys Deal Crumbles Over Village Demands

The Wisebuys retail store was one signature away from opening its doors before Christmas, at a new location in Saranac Lake. The last-minute deal fell through when village officials demanded that the owner of the old Ames store spend hundreds of thousands of dollar to improve their building. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: Wisebuys Deal "Dead"

The founder of Wisebuys - a new regional retail store - says his company won't be opening an outlet in Saranac Lake. Late last week, Tom Scozzafava told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the deal was "officially dead". Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Corning Consolidation to Bring Canton 70 Jobs

Corning Incorporated's plant in Canton will be the beneficiary of an extended slump in the computer industry. Corning announced yesterday it is closing two high-tech glass...  Go to full article

Local Currency Unveiled

The North Country will have a new form of money at the beginning of next year. The design of a local currency called 'North Country Notes' was unveiled Wednesday night in...  Go to full article

Books: Drugs, Labor and Colonial Expansion

Are you drinking that third cup of coffee in the morning because you want to savor the taste, or because the caffeine is a way to make you a more productive member of the...  Go to full article

Businesses Seek Savings in Power Co-op

North Country energy experts are hosting a meeting in Canton Thursday to get local businesses to buy power in bulk. As David Sommerstein reports, they say a not-for-profit...  Go to full article

New Contract Ends Strike at Malone Hospital

170 union workers are declaring victory after a ten-day strike at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone. As Brian Mann reports, Local 1l99 hopes to win new benefits from other...  Go to full article

EBay University Touted As Success

Results from the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative are starting show and one local business is proof that the Internet-based program is working. Jody Tosti met up with...  Go to full article

Trashing Cell Phones After New FCC Rules

This week new Federal Communications Commission rules went into effect. Millions of cell phone users can keep their phone numbers if they switch companies. That means...  Go to full article

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