South Glens Falls, NY, Aug 08, 2012 — A South Glens Falls man opened a small movie theater earlier this summer and says he's not worried about the film industry's decision to switch distributing first run features from film to digital. Jerry Aratare says his single-screen Cinematheque shows foreign and first-run movies, though usually a couple of weeks later than the larger movie theaters.
The 82-year-old Aratare got his first movie theater job as a projectionist in 1951 in Vermont. He's opened about a dozen small theaters in the region over the years. He told Todd Moe that his newest theater has 66 seats, a decades-old projector he's dubbed "the old workhorse", and a "hometown" atmosphere. Go to full article
Jul 04, 2012 — Digital technology has allowed a Thousand Islands photographer to open a new window on his favorite region. Todd Moe talks with Ian Coristine and the creative team behind a new e-book on the Thousand Islands. One in a Thousand uses images, video, voices and music to illustrate Coristine's love of the river and his own small, granite island. Go to full article
BrandYourself.com CEO Patrick Ambron works from his office at the Syracuse Tech Garden. Photo: Ryan Delaney, Innovation Trail
Syracuse, NY, Mar 12, 2012 — Search engines and social media have put a whole new spin on managing your good name. An entire industry has developed in the quest to control what people find when they punch your name into Google.
The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports that a Syracuse-based firm is hoping to flip that industry on its head, and investors have noticed. Go to full article
Jul 29, 2011 — At North Country Public Radio's annual meeting last night in Old Forge, the Adirondack Community Trust announced a partnership with NCPR to help create the next generation of public media professionals. ACT and NCPR will share a $300,000 challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to invest in the future of NCPR's ability to expand regional broadcast and digital news and information services. Martha Foley talks with NCPR Station Manager Ellen Rocco and ACT Executive Director Cali Brooks about the grant announcement. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2008 — Digital TV is coming early next year even for folks with rabbit ears and rooftop antennas. On February 17, 2009, television networks will turn off their analog broadcasts and switch to digital. Experts say viewers can expect clearer pictures, better sound and more channel choices. If you have a TV not connected to a cable or satellite service, it will need a converter box. Todd Sedmak, a spokesman for the TV Converter Box Coupon Program, through the Commerce Department, explains. For more info: 1-888-388-2009.Go to full article
Photos by Reggie Sapp and Dennis Barr are on display at Creative Spirit Art Center, 6 Raymond St., Potsdam
Oct 27, 2005 — Digital cameras are flashing everywhere you look, from vacations to birthday parties. Dennis Bar and Reginald Sapp realized that digital imaging tapped into their fascination with art and technology. They're both successful Canton businessmen, and have an exhibit of their digital photographs at Creative Spirit Art Center in Potsdam through November 6. Todd Moe spoke with them about the lure of creating and perfecting photographs using the latest digital technology. Go to full article