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Newton Falls mill clears EPA hurdle

Federal officials have removed a big stumbling block for the paper mill in Newton Falls, in southern St. Lawrence County. The EPA announced yesterday that it won't require the new owners of the mothballed plant to undergo a comprehensive environmental review before it starts production. As Brian Mann reports, backers now say the mill could be back in operation by this summer.  Go to full article
Two sides of Clifton-Fine: The new beach pavillion in Cranberry Lake...
Two sides of Clifton-Fine: The new beach pavillion in Cranberry Lake...

Clifton-Fine Fights for a Future, While a Mill Remains Shuttered

The shuttered Appleton Paper Mill in Newton Falls was on a list of regional impacts Congressman McHugh cited in his vote against CAFTA. Closure of the mill in 2000 only made matters worse for Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Newton Falls. They've struggled for years to reverse the impact chronic high unemployment has on their communities. People came together five years ago in a concerted effort to identify projects that would help. A follow-up round of revitalization meetings is wrapping up tonight in Wanakena. As David Sommerstein reports, many residents see a bright future. Many others can't forget the silent mill.  Go to full article

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