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GM Announces Temporary Layoffs in Massena

General Motors Powertrain has announced it will lay off 450 workers at its plant in Massena for two weeks.  Go to full article

Governor Concerned About I-87 Immigration Checkpoint

Governor Pataki echoed doubts yesterday about a controversial Border Patrol checkpoint on I-87. The traffic stop has seen a half-dozen accidents this year, with four deaths and more than fifty serious injuries.  Go to full article

"Contaminated Cove" Update

After a 14-year impasse, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe will allow General Motors on to tribal land to clean up an inlet on the St. Lawrence River. Turtle Cove is contaminated with PCBs, a cancer-causing chemical. The EPA ordered the work to be done in 1990. But tribal officials wouldn't allow it because General Motors giant toxic landfill is right next to the cove and they feared the water would get re-contaminated. Different visions of what "clean" means have stalled clean-up of the GM landfill Superfund site near Massena. Listen again to David Sommerstein's report from 2001 on how GM, the EPA and the Mohawks see the PCB problem.  Go to full article

Clinton Hosts NY Farm Day

New York farmers took the spotlight in Washington, DC yesterday with Senator Hillary Clinton's 3rd Annual New York Farm Day. In a telephone conference with reporters to preview the event, Clinton and co-organizer Jim Tresize gave a nod to North Country products.  Go to full article
The steel column climb.
The steel column climb.

'High Steel' Prowess at Ironworker Fest

For generations, Mohawks and other Native Americans have built the world's most famous buildings and bridges, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. They work the "high steel", a dangerous profession practiced hundreds of feet above the ground. The skill and craft of ironworking takes center stage this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Ironworkers Festival near Syracuse. Ironworkers will compete in events like knot-tying, wrench throwing, and the 30-foot column climb. David Sommerstein was at the inaugural event last year and filed this story.  Go to full article

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Inaugurated

Yesterday in Old Forge, volunteer groups and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new Northern Forest Canoe trail. The trail begins at the town beach and follows a string of rivers and lakes all the way into Maine.  Go to full article

Alcoa Restoring 45 Jobs in Massena

Alcoa Metals will re-open several pot lines at its aluminum smelters in Massena. The company expects to hire 45 people over the next three months. Alcoa cited low short-term power costs and increased demand for the re-start.  Go to full article

Pataki Criticized for Budget Vetoes

Governor Pataki is being criticized for last week's vetoes of parts of the budget the legislature sent him. He said no to money for colleges, libraries, health care and prisons.  Go to full article
The interior of the historic Edwards Opera House
The interior of the historic Edwards Opera House

Preview: Snarkey Follies in Edwards

The Snarkey Follies hit the stage at the Edwards Opera House Friday night (7:30). The off-beat comedy revue includes songs, sketches and a radio play with live sound effects. The finale features a surprise vocal group from NCPR. Todd Moe chats with show director and weekend announcer Connie Meng about the upcoming frivolity.  Go to full article
Bill Knoble shapes his clay
Bill Knoble shapes his clay

Pottery Made for Use, Captures the Eye

It's easy to think of art as a sort of passion, a divine madness. But for many creative people, the moment of truth is found in the work, in the process. For potter Bill Knoble, there's a science to taking clay and dust and giving it beauty and purpose. Brian Mann visited Knoble at his workshop in Chestertown and sends this profile.  Go to full article

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