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Schools Will Have Priority for New North Fiberoptic Link

David Sommerstein reports school districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties will be the first customers for a fiberoptics line that will bring high speed telecommunications to the North Country.  Go to full article

Clean Energy Business Park Planned

Upstate New York will soon be the home of a clean energy business park. It'll be one of the first business parks in the U.S. specifically designed for companies that develop clean energy technology. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brodie has more.  Go to full article

Fibremark Hopes to Reopen Beaver Falls Mill

The Fibremark plant, founded last year by a Canton native, was formed with the express intent of moving into the now closed Beaver Falls mill. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Highway Dollars Bypass Rural Areas

A new study has found that rural roads draw far fewer federal dollars than roads and highways in cities. Small town roads are also more deadly. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Pulp and Paper Turnaround May Come Too Late for North Country Mills

Pulp and paper industry decline: North Country's troubles part of a painful national trend. As Brian Mann reports, a turnaround is expected, but it may not come soon enough to save companies in this region.  Go to full article

Future Bleak for North Country Paper Industry

Brian Mann looks at the decline of the north country's paper industry. With three factories closing in the last year and a major strike underway in Glenns Falls, the future doesn't look bright.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh Spotlights North Country Development

North Country Congressman John McHugh plots a future for economic development in the region. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lyons Falls Paper Deal Falls Through

A deal for the sale of the Lyons Falls Paper Mill fell through last week and the scramble is on to find another buyer. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

DEC Weighs Chatham Permit Options

Now, state regulators are weighing their options. Environmentalists see the decision as a major victory against smokestack industry in the region, but economic developers say it's just a technicality.  Go to full article

Trying to Save Clifton-Fine Hospital

Saving New York's smallest hospital. Communities in southern St. Lawrence county have been struggling since Appleton Papers closed its mill in Newton Falls last fall. Town leaders had worried that losing the mill could also mean the closure of the Clifton-Fine hospital. Brian Mann reports efforts to save the facility--and more than forty jobs--seem to be paying off.  Go to full article

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