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3:43pm. And hello again! Natasha Haverty is back now from Massena, working on a story to air Monday morning on the 8 O’clock Hour. I asked her to tell me a little about Sen. Gillibrand’s appearance. As expected, Gillibrand used the...
As mentioned in my previous post, in early September a family vacation took me through Maine and New Brunswick, en route to a week on Prince Edward Island. As usual, all along the way I wondered what the local job market and economic conditions were...
The debate over the future of the rail corridor between Remsen and Lake Placid is one of the most heated I’ve seen in the last decade. Now Garry Douglas, head of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the North...
News stories tagged with "economic-development"
Jun 01, 2001 — 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
Jun 01, 2001 — Brian Mann talks with Sue Avery of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation about revitalizing the area's economy in the wake of the closing of the Appleton Paper Mills in Newton Falls. Go to full article
May 31, 2001 — A new study is looking at ways to improve the transportation infrastructure and help northern New York catch up with the rest of the country. It's analyzing all forms of transportation, but the focus is the automobile, the highway, and the Interstate. David Sommerstein hit the streets of Watertown, Massena, Malone, and Canton to get the transportation vibe. The people he talked to expressed all sorts of opinions. But after all, they were a self-selected group--they were walking on the sidewalk. Go to full article
May 30, 2001 — Inexplicable traffic jams on Main Street, driving hours to catch a plane, those are some of the problems North Country leaders have blamed for a sluggish economy and a high unemployment rate. For the past forty years, a range of transportation scenarios have been touted as the magic bullet to bring industry and tourism up North. But each was too expensive, experts said, and nothing was done. A comprehensive study of transportation in the five northern counties of New York--Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Clinton--seeks to solve the transportation puzzle once and for all. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 22, 2001 — Wednesday night, the public gets a look at a possible blueprint for the future of the Village of Potsdam. Jodi Tosti has more on the first of two public hearings scheduled to unveil the plan for future development in the community. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 25, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Canton Economic Development director Pat Tubbs about plans for tourism in St. Lawrence County. About 75 local business people gathered yesterday to map out a strategy to boost this growing part of the region's economy. Go to full article
Apr 23, 2001 — Senator Charles Schumer was in Ogdensburg Friday talking with the local media and local leaders about economy and transportation issues in the North Country. He says any federal transportation money will be doled out by state lawmakers, so it'll be a team effort. Go to full article