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Lenny Merculdi and Blake Putnam fill the "Bigfoot" with used plastics.
Lenny Merculdi and Blake Putnam fill the "Bigfoot" with used plastics.

Farmers test a new kind of baler for plastics

Farmers across New York State are bracing for a big change. It appears likely the Paterson administration will pass some form of a ban on open burning. That means farmers will have to find another way to dispose of the agricultural plastics that have become an indispensable part of the business. Clinton County is experimenting with one solution, a machine that crushes and bales the plastics so they can be recycled. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Two community colleges consider closer ties

Two North Country colleges are digesting the recommendations of a report exploring closer collaborations, or even a possible merger. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
A wind turbine going up at Noble's Clinton wind farm.
A wind turbine going up at Noble's Clinton wind farm.

State launches wind farm probe

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is launching an investigation into a wind power developer in Clinton and Franklin counties. The probe will examine alleged conflicts of interest between Noble Environmental Power and local officials. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Shopping for the garden begins

You've had all winter to plan this year's garden. Now, it's time to head to the local garden center. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about shopping for shrubs.  Go to full article

Woman allegedly shoots husband in Mooers Forks

A woman in Mooers Forks has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting her estranged husband in the back. According to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, 50-year-old Brenda Rabideau has been charged with second-degree attempted murder. As Brian Mann reports, Rabideau surrendered yesterday morning after a thirty minute long standoff with state police.  Go to full article

SUNY considers merging two community colleges

The State University of New York will study the possibility of combining services and programs at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh and North Country Community College, which has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. The study was recommended by State Senator Betty Little and comes as both colleges are facing a change in administration. But, as Chris Knight reports, officials at North Country Community College say they haven't been told much about the study or what it could mean.  Go to full article

Despite promises & subsidies, job cuts possible at Wyeth

Rumors are circulating in Rouses Point that jobs might be cut at the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plant, despite the recent sale of the facility to a new company. At the time of the announcement, Akrimax officials promised to maintain full employment at the facility. But that now appears in question. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Wyeth plant sold, 800 North Country jobs saved

The North Country scored a major economic victory on Tuesday, as Governor Eliot Spitzer unveiled a plan to save the pharmaceutical plant in Rouses Point. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced two years ago that the facility would close no later than 2009. But with the help of a three million dollar taxpayer subsidy, a new company stepped in. As Brian Mann reports, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals plans to maintain more than 800 high-paying jobs.  Go to full article
The blades of turbine #6 go up at Noble Environmental Power's wind farm in Clinton County.
The blades of turbine #6 go up at Noble Environmental Power's wind farm in Clinton County.

Lifting giant windmills into the sky

Few issues have generated as much controversy as wind power. Supporters love the green energy and the economic boost they bring to struggling rural communities. Detractors hate the noise, the view, and what they call deceptive claims made by big corporations. Tomorrow, we look at the challenges facing local town boards stuck in the middle of the debate. Today, an upclose look at the giants themselves, and two neighbors' reactions. Noble Environmental Power has already erected 60 of 122 turbines in the western Clinton County towns of Clinton and Ellenburg. David Sommerstein was there as turbine #6 went up, and has our story.  Go to full article

Very Special Place: Clare & Carl's Hot Dog Stand

Many communities define themselves, at least somewhat, by their food traditions. Clinton County is no exception to this with it's take on the classic american chili dog called the Michigan. Today NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at very special places in the North Country. While michigans are easy to find in and around Plattsburgh, many of the original establishments that have served michigans since the 1940s have gone away. But one place, Clare and Carls, is still going strong, selling hundreds of hot dogs a day for the few months it's open each year. Joel Hurd and Varick Chittenden visited the restaurant to find out why it's so popular.  Go to full article

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