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Beth Johnson presents a check to State Theater owner Sally Strasser (R). Photo: Brian Mann
Beth Johnson presents a check to State Theater owner Sally Strasser (R). Photo: Brian Mann

Tupper's State Theater gets digital boost

The effort to save North Country cinemas gathered steam this week in Tupper Lake, with the local arts council donating $10,000 to help the State Theater.

It's part of a region-wide effort, called "Go Digital Or Go Dark" that aims to help movie theaters make the transition to expensive new computerized projectors.  Go to full article
Jaison Abel, economist with the New York Federal Reserve, speaking Monday in Lake Placid (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Jaison Abel, economist with the New York Federal Reserve, speaking Monday in Lake Placid (Photo: Brian Mann)

Economists say North Country dodged the worst of the recession

Here in the North Country, as in much of the US, the economy and jobs top the agenda. It's what politicians and business leaders talk about. But in a time when many of the best jobs in government and education seem less and less reliable, it's also what workers and union leaders are focused on.

At a conference yesterday in Lake Placid, organized by the Adirondack North Country Association, economists tried to give a clearer snapshot of how we're doing and where the region might be going. As Brian Mann reports, the good news is that things aren't a whole lot worse. But researchers worry that continued government layoffs could slow or reverse the North Country's recovery.  Go to full article

How art helps build communities, economies

The Adirondack North Country Association's annual meeting at Great Camp Sagamore Thursday will focus on arts, cultural and historical groups as economic engines in the region. Small business owners, community leaders, and arts and cultural non-profits will share how their work is building communities and local economies. Todd Moe spoke with ANCA executive director Kate Fish and consulting crafts program coordinator Nadia Korths about digging deep into the issue of the arts and economic growth.  Go to full article

Turning to Tourism: Adirondack Towns Struggle to Make Transition

Towns and villages in the Adirondacks are looking for better ways to spark local economies. For many, that means a shift away from mining and logging and a new focus on tourism. Town supervisors and economic development experts gathered Thursday in Saranac Lake to compare their efforts. For some, these are the best of times. For others, the change means a struggle for survival. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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