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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...
We’ve reported a lot in the last couple years about the threat that the coming digital conversion of films poses to small movie theaters in our region, and the many efforts that have been made to help local theaters make that transition. In...


Jul 31, 2014 — The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.
Jul 31, 2014 — Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Jul 31, 2014 — Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

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Affordable Housing Series: Part I
Affordable Housing Series: Part I

Seasonal Buyers Price Locals Out of New Housing Market

Today, we begin an occasional series of reports on housing in the North Country. We'll examine some of the issues people face when looking for safe, affordable places to live. Surveys show that many local families struggle to find decent homes and apartments at a price they can afford. For a first look at the broad range of concerns, Brian Mann spoke with John Mills, provost at Paul Smiths College and part of a Regional Housing Task Force organized last year.  Go to full article

Potsdam Conference to Explore New Sources of Local Government Funding

For the 12th straight year, hundreds of North Country workers will spend a day in workshops designed by local government officials for local government officials. The October 7th conference is sponsored by Merwin Rural Services Institute at SUNY Potsdam. The focus this year is one how communities can maximize their resources, with a specific look at discovering new sources of funding. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Clinton: Bush Renegs on Promise to Save Americorps

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says President Bush is breaking a promise to her husband to protect one of the Clintons' favorite programs. The New York senator has told AmeriCorps supporters that Bill Clinton spoke with Bush as they were changing leadership of the nation, and that the only think her husband asked President Bush to take care of was AmeriCorps and national service. Senator Clinton says so far, Bush has not fulfilled that promise.  Go to full article

Destination Superstores Buy Up Farmland

Throughout the region, tourism is an important part of the economy. Families travel far and wide to visit historical sites, cultural institutions, and favorite recreation...  Go to full article
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Economy, Wet Weather Hurt Summer Tourism

It's been a tough summer for tourism businesses around the nation. Here in the North Country, the struggling economy conspired with cool, wet weather to keep summer...  Go to full article

Kosher Cheese Plant to Open in Ogdensburg

Over the next three years, 200 hundred workers will be hired to produce kosher products at the now-closed cheese plant in Ogdensburg. The deal was inked this week after two...  Go to full article

Seedcorn to Launch Local Currency: North Country Notes

The deadline to submit designs for North Country Notes is quickly approaching. The idea is to promote businesses through the use of a local currency. North Country Notes is...  Go to full article

Clinton To Tout North Country E-Commerce

Senator Hillary Clinton will make a swing through Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Saturday. She'll unveil an initiative to promote locally made foods and crafts on the...  Go to full article

Testing Wireless Food Stamps in Farmers' Markets

It's the height of the season for luscious, farm-grown fruits and vegetables. But most people, who get help from the government with buying their food, can't take advantage...  Go to full article

Tourism Numbers Down In The High Peaks

There's no official count yet, but preliminary figures show that the number of visitors to the high peaks was down again this year. The decrease has been happening steadily...  Go to full article

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