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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 — China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.
Jul 31, 2014 — You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week's innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.
Jul 31, 2014 — Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.

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The delapidated St. Lawrence Hotel in Waddington could be the key to the village's future.
The delapidated St. Lawrence Hotel in Waddington could be the key to the village's future.

Envisioning a Waddington Renaissance

The town of Waddington lies on a beautiful spot of the St. Lawrence River, about halfway between Ogdensburg and Massena. Its riverfront property is attracting new residents as well as natives looking to move back home with their families. St. Lawrence County Administrator Don Brining lives there, along with other county leaders. By all accounts, the town seems poised on the brink of a renaissance. But with growth comes growing pains. As David Sommerstein reports, a citizen group is challenging the town board to think big about Waddington's future.  Go to full article
Kevin Sullivan's greener pastures.

Seasonal Dairying: A Viable Alternative

Most dairy farmers in the North Country milk their cows all year long. It brings in a steady paycheck and ensures a steady flow of milk to manufacturing plants. But a small but growing number give their cows a break during the coldest months. It's a technique called seasonal dairying. Its supporters say it's gentler on the cows, easier on the environment, and gives small dairy farms a future in an industry that's growing ever bigger. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

'Wise Buys' Details Emerging

Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate.  Go to full article

Manufacturing Jobs are Coming to Ogdensburg

More than 100 jobs will be created over the next two years as Ansen Corporation in Ogdensburg renovates and expands its manufacturing plant there. As Jody Tosti reports, the...  Go to full article

Zinc Mines Buyer Awaits Higher Prices

A Toronto-based company is working out financing details to buy mines near Gouverneur owned by the Zinc Corporation of America. That's good news for almost two hundred...  Go to full article

Clinton Calls for More Federal Medicaid Money

New York Senator Hillary Clinton is trying to protect Medicaid services in financially troubled states. She's calling on the federal government to boost its share of Medicaid...  Go to full article

Why Aren't Americans Taking Advantage of Strong U.S. Dollar in Canada?

The recent bankruptcy of the Ottawa Senators has once again drawn attention to the weak Canadian dollar. Teams say it's tough for them to pay the players' American salaries...  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam Students Reax

David Sommerstein spoke with SUNY Potsdam students Saturday about the proposed tuition increase. Many students face two or three years of higher tuition than they had...  Go to full article

SUNY Canton President on Tuition Hike

SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy responds to news of the proposed SUNY tuition hike. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

New Local Company Wants To Fill Void Left By Ames

Small towns across the North Country are struggling to replace the Ames department stores that once anchored local economies. Until the company's bankruptcy, last fall, Ames...  Go to full article

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