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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 1, 2014 — All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.
Sep 1, 2014 — Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.
Sep 1, 2014 — Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

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A winter view from Leishman Point.

Waddington to Vote on Leishman Point Plan?

A grass roots group says it has gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on a proposal to develop shoreline property in the town of Waddington. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Outdoor Recreation Call-in

Playing outdoors is a way of life in the North Country. It's also a fast-growing industry and sometimes a cause for conflict between people who see outdoor fun differently. David Sommerstein and Brian Mann host a discussion of the getaway spots we love and the complicated issues surrounding them. Veteran guide and outfitter Brian McDonnell, Tug Hill Commission director Bob Quinn, and listeners from around the region join the discussion as guests.  Go to full article

New Motel Slated For Potsdam

Clean-up plans for the former Potsdam Feed and Coal site will be detailed this morning at a groundbreaking ceremony on the village lot. County and village officials, as well as the new owners of the property will also discuss future plans for the site, which include a national chain motel. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Bar Owners, Smokers Fight Smoking Ban

A group of tavern owners has filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state's smoking ban, which takes effect on Thursday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Focus On Outdoor Recreation: Mountain Biking

The Adirondack Park Mountain Biking Initiative holds its summer meeting this Thursday in Newcomb. The group - headed by Lee and Judi Borland of Lake Placid - is working to...  Go to full article

Rouses Point Company Plans to Lay Off 330 Workers

One of the region's top private employers will slash more than three hundred jobs over the next two years. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plans to cut positions at its plant in...  Go to full article

Small Manufacturers Face Uncertain Future

The economy is struggling, with unemployment rates rising to a nine-year high. Small businesses are key economic supports for the North Country, especially during today's...  Go to full article
Commissioner Erin Crotty. Photo: DEC

State Moves To Buy More Land In Adirondacks

Over the weekend, top state officials committed themselves to buying more land in the Adirondacks, to protect the environment and to expand recreation opportunities. Strong...  Go to full article

Free Market Dairying

This week the National Milk Producers Federation and dozens of dairy farmer cooperatives nationwide began a program to control milk production in the United States and push...  Go to full article
North Country Tourism In Need of Private Investment<br />Photo:  Courtesy of CAST

New Investment Fund Hopes To Promote Tourism Industry

A regional bank announced yesterday that it has formed a ten million dollar investment fund, designed to spur tourism development in the North Country. The new...  Go to full article

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