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The abandoned machine shop at the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant. Photo: Zach Hirsch
The abandoned machine shop at the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant. Photo: Zach Hirsch

New deal may mean a new beginning for J&L site

For decades, the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant in southern St. Lawrence County has been a symbol of the region's manufacturing decline. J&L Steel went out of business in the late 1970s, and since then, it was unclear who would clean up the toxic waste the company left behind. Parts of the property are listed as a state Superfund site.

Yesterday, local officials, including state's top environment official, met to celebrate what they believe is going to be a new beginning.  Go to full article
The abandoned J&L buildings. Archive Photo of the Day: Dan Denney, Ogdensburg
The abandoned J&L buildings. Archive Photo of the Day: Dan Denney, Ogdensburg

St. Lawrence makes progress towards buying J&L site

St. Lawrence County has gotten a step closer to buying the abandoned property of a former iron ore and steel plant in the southern part of the county. The state will relieve the county of liability for cleaning up oil spills on the former J&L Steel property.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence tables J&L site decision

St. Lawrence County lawmakers want more time to decide whether to foreclose on the site of a polluted former iron mine in the southern part of the county. Residents of Clifton and Fine want the county to take control of the J&L mines site so a wood chip processor can open a plant there. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Paper mill exec denied U.S. entry

Last week we reported on an Adirondack artist who was detained at the Canadian border in Maine for having sketches of SUVs in her car. The incident was parodied on The Colbert Report. Now another unusual incident at the border, this time in Massena. The vice-chairman of the revived paper mill in Newton Falls was refused entry into the United States on Tuesday. Customs officers said he was working without a visa, even though he's paid by a Canadian company. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
The senior class play will be performed this Friday and Saturday night (7pm) at the Clifton-Fine CS auditorium
The senior class play will be performed this Friday and Saturday night (7pm) at the Clifton-Fine CS auditorium

Preview: stories about life in Clifton-Fine

The Clifton-Fine senior class play focuses on the wit and wisdom of small lives with big meanings this weekend. The play is based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book of essays, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. It was an instant classic in early 90's. Todd Moe spoke with two cast members about how the play reflects the truth in everyday life.  Go to full article

Newton Falls mill takes baby steps

A plan to re-open the paper mill in Newton Falls took a very small step forward this week. A board voted unanimously to support the site's inclusion in Potsdam's Empire Zone. That would make it eligible for tax breaks and low-cost power. A group led by Dennis Bunnell wants to re-open the paper mill as Newton Falls Fine Paper Company. The company wants to invest $20 million in the plant and hire 97 people. But after a year and a half of work, the plan is still preliminary. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article
Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.
Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.

Newton Falls Paper Mill Reopens: Economic Victory For St. Lawrence County

A Canadian company will spend more than twenty million dollars refurbishing the paper mill in Newton Falls. The plan--which will mean roughly 120 job--was unveiled Sunday at a ceremony in the village. The economy in southern St. Lawrence County was devastated three years ago when the Newton Falls mill shut down. As Brian Mann reports, many locals say yesterday's announcement was the pay-off for years of hope and hard work.  Go to full article

State Officials Tour Clifton-Fine

The head of the state division of Housing and Community Development Renewal got a tour of Star Lake areas as St. Lawrence County officials highlighted advances in their Northern Adirondack Revitalization Initiative. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

The 25 Books Campaign: Reading Immersion at Clifton-Fine

A small St. Lawrence County school does its part to improve literacy and motivate readers. Students at Clifton-Fine are given books as rewards for reading. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

People: Gail Gotham, School District Superintendent

Martha Foley talks by phone with Clifton-Fine Superintendent Gail Gotham.  Go to full article

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