From NCPR Blogs:
We wrote about Potsdam grower Daniel Martin’s plans for a new style of farmstand a few months ago, and now it’s up and a running. Martin’s market isn’t at the village square; it’s in the gathering place of the future – online. I...
Walk down the supermarket aisle, and the boxes almost scream out at you, “All Natural!” So, what does it mean to claim a product is “natural?” Not much, according to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency that oversees...
The Canton Town Council Monday night scrapped a proposal to allow people to raise chickens in residential zones. According to the Watertown Daily Times, several residents spoke against the law as written, because it would have required a minimum of...
Expand or Die. Get big or get out. Those are the pressures of a commodity corn growers in the Iowa and the rest of the American Midwest, as portrayed in Director Ramin Bahrani’s new film, “At Any Price.” The movie opens today in limited...
It’s a bitter day for the Vermont folk artist who built a T-shirt business around the phrase, “Eat More Kale.” Bo Muller-Moore, of Montpelier, has been fighting to trademark the term. But he says the U.S. Trademark and Patent office has given...
News stories tagged with "business"
by Brian Mann
Sep 27, 2002 — Transportation giant Bombardier announced today that the company will lay off six percent of its workforce. The move is a blow to the economy in Quebec, where more than a thousand jobs will go. Brian Mann reports it appears that the decision will affect plants in Vermont, but not in New York. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2002 — When Ames Department Stores close their doors for good in a dozen North Country communities later this fall, they'll leave behind a retail void. Small town residents will have to drive to larger towns to find everyday goods from socks to Christmas lights to dish drainers. Many areas are scrambling to find other retailers to fill the gap - the so-called "big boxes" like Target or Walmart. The village of Potsdam is one such place. But in the meanwhile, it's using college students to do market research to help local stores fill the Ames niche and keep shoppers close to home. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 18, 2002 — A new report by the state's business lobby, finds that New York is still losing manufacturing jobs, faster than the rest of the nation. The Business Council says that there is some encouraging news in the report as well. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Sep 02, 2002 — Business leader, environmentalist, and author Paul Hawken is a leading proponent of natural capitalism: corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Hawken spoke last spring at Clarkson University, as part of the college's series on sustainability. He opened his remarks with his explanation of the world economy now, calling it "upside down and backwards." The entire speech can be heard at: Go to full article
Jul 23, 2002 — A turn-of-the-century castle and the private St. Lawrence River island it's built on may soon be opened to the public. David Sommerstein reports a group of businessmen want to make Dark Island Castle in the town of Hammond a tourist destination. Go to full article
Jul 01, 2002 — As the July 4th holiday approaches, a number of bills remain on the agenda for the New York State Assembly and Senate, but so far there are few agreements on issues ranging from raising the minimum wage to giving police more tools to fight terrorism. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 26, 2002 — Business groups and not-for-profits are lashing out against a bill in the state legislature that would forbid some recipients of state money from using the funds to talk to employees about union organizing attempts. Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2002 — Business groups in New York are protesting an end of session agenda that they call Albany's attack on jobs. They are particularly concerned about two bills to raise the minimum wage and increase workers compensation benefits. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article