Sep 25, 2013 — This summer, North Country Public Radio has been reporting on the final closure of the paper mill in Newton Falls. A Canadian firm has auctioned off the mill's equipment and is looking for a buyer for the land and buildings.
It's an old story in our region, as factories, mines, and mills have closed or moved overseas. One big question for places like southern St. Lawrence County is - what next? What will the next economy look like?
This morning, Brian Mann profiles Sherman and Annette Craig, owners of Wanakena Woodworks.
They're artisan furniture makers and community activists who hope that their kind of investment can help revitalize struggling corners of the Park. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2005 — 17 artisans from the North Country caravanned to New York City this weekend. They set up booths at one of the largest one day street fairs in the country. The fair stretched for 20 blocks down 2nd avenue in Manhattan. Woodworker Dave Crosby called in by cell phone just after the fair ended.
Dave and the other artisans are part of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative; a project organized by the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The cooperative is an international finalist for a World Chamber award for micro-enterprise initiatives. Go to full article
May 31, 2005 — A small business initiative in St Lawrence County was named as an international finalist for the World Chamber of Commerce's "Best Unconventional Project" award. It's the only American finalist in any category. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative was launched in 2003. It offers technology and marketing tools and workshops to small business owners and artisans. Next weekend, most of the group is caravaning to New York City for a one day street fair said to attract over a million people. Greg Warner stopped by their last meeting and brings us this report. Go to full article