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Wise Buys, Hackett's eye merger

Two North Country retail chains may join forces. The move could position Hackett's and Wise Buys to better compete with the arrival of new "big box" giants, like Walmart. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Language and the culture of poverty in the North Country

We're running a series on language in the North Country. Jill Vaughan says you can't talk about language without talking about social class. Vaughn is a social worker in Malone who grew up on the "wrong side of the tracks." She says that the language of poverty can uplift - as well as limit - the lives of the poor. As she told Gregory Warner, it starts at birth.  Go to full article

Raceway seeks new investors

The developers who want to build a NASCAR-style raceway in northern St. Lawrence County are talking with new investors. Last week, a group from the Middle East failed to meet a deadline to bankroll the project. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

More than Walmart on Potsdam's horizon

Walmart's effort to build a Supercenter on Route 11 in Potsdam is on hold. The retail giant's septic system plan for the site was rejected by the Department of Environmental...  Go to full article

First Meth Lab Found In Canton

A drug sweep across St. Lawrence County Wednesday turned up the first meth lab found in the Town of Canton. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

StoryCorps: Growing up Asian-American in the North Country

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A Trip To The Farmers' Market

It's Farmers' Market Day in Canton -- a weekly ritual for many shoppers.  Go to full article

Local Reaction To Marriage Ruling: Shock, Sadness

Eileen Raymond lives in Canton. She and her partner, Donna Smith-Raymond, were among the first couples in St. Lawrence County to be married in Canada. She told David...  Go to full article

Amish Seek "English" Help For Cheese Plant

Amish dairy farmers in St. Lawrence County want to form a trust to keep the Heritage Cheese plant open Heuvelton. The plant stopped taking milk last weekend from 95 Amish...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A StoryCorps Story

The StoryCorps mobile recording booth welcomed its first interviews in Canton yesterday morning. First up were Sally Van De Water and her son, Peter, longtime Canton...  Go to full article

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