Mar 21, 2013 — Update 10 am: The state correctional facility in Chateaugay won't be closed under a budget deal being finalized in Albany. That's according to Dan Macentee, spokesman for state Senator Betty Little. Latest details of this breaking story.
It remains unclear this morning whether the budget deal now being finalized in Albany will affect a North Country prison.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders unveiled a broad outline of the spending plan last night, without offering specifics.
Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly have proposed cutting funding for the state correctional facility in Chateaugay in northern Franklin County.
That differs from Cuomo's executive budget proposal, which targeted prisons in Manhattan and in Dutchess County. Go to full article
May 10, 2006 — Something funny happens with language on an international border. Scotty B Cook is a lifelong resident of Chateaugay, in Franklin County. He runs a catering company, "Scotty B Cook'n." He explains some of the unique features of linguistics in Chateaugay. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2006 — Agriculture is changing in the North Country. Dairy still dominates the countryside, but more farmers are turning to alternative means of working the land. Some of these 'non-traditional' farmers are retirees, or out-of-towners seeking a pastoral life; others are local people, hoping to stay put. Cornell Cooperative Extension is running a series of seminars called Building Your Small Farm Dream. It assists farmers with all stages of the process. Recently, participants from six counties gathered for a day-long conference in Canton. Gregory Warner went out to meet some of them. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2005 — Martha Foley visited Jane Desotelle at her Underwood Herb workshop on a VERY cold morning not long ago. Desotelle supplies wreaths to holiday customers all over the country, including at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2002 — The company that plans to buy McCadam Cheese says cheese manufactured in New York will help it expand its markets. Agri-Mark is a cooperative owned by 1400 farmers throughout New England and New York. David Sommerstein reports McCadam's Chateaugay plant will join Agri-Mark's two processing plants in Vermont and one in Massachusetts. Go to full article
Jun 25, 2002 — The makers of Cabot cheese in Vermont are looking into buying the North Country's oldest cheesemaker, McCadam of Heuvelton and Chateaugay. As David Sommerstein reports, the news is the latest indicator of a rapidly changing dairy industry. Go to full article