From NCPR Blogs:
Here's a good read to start your week. The vast growth and expansion of farmers markets over the last decade is a huge feel-good story for local agriculture. Since 2003, the number of farmers markets in the USDA registry has doubled to 8,144...
Ah, the Olympics. Where to start? The larger complaint is familiar: the dreams and energy of athletes feed a tightly-controlled monopoly – which throws a mega-party, for which host countries foot horrendous bills. I suppose one defense would...
Food coops (and bulk buying clubs before them) were really the pioneers of whole food and local food and healthy food eating in most places. Now we have the mega-chain Whole Foods, and most supermarkets carry organic fruits and vegetables and...
I was out sick yesterday, so I missed this story about the ongoing saga that is the Canton Flea Market in University Plaza. As you may know it’s been closed since July 26, after a fairly strange parting of ways between the market’s owner...
…Snapdragon and Ruby Frost! And in a true nod to 21st century food marketing, Cornell University's two new apple varieties even have their own logos. Here's what the insiders are saying about each, according to Cornell's press...
News stories tagged with "business"
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
by Jody Tosti
Apr 12, 2002 — A study of rural areas by the Public Service Commission will demonstrate ways to improve access to telecommunications in the North Country. State Senator Jim Wright says rural communities continue to fall behind more populated areas in technological infrastructure. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 29, 2002 — Senator Charles Schumer was on a whirlwind tour of the North Country Thursday with stops in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. One of his visits was to the Alcoa plants in Massena. As Jody Tosti reports, the Senator met with union leaders and plant management to discuss the company's role in the community. Go to full article