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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

After the Mill Closes: Revitalizing Southern St. Lawrence County

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

Sidewalk Takes on Transportation Issues

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

North Country Transportation Study Released

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

Potsdam to Unveil Development Plan at Public Hearing

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

Domtar Buys Georgia-Pacific Mills

Canadian-based Domtar Incorporated, the largest landowner in the Adirondacks, plans to buy four paper mills owned by Georgia-Pacific. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

New Tourism Stategy for St. Lawrence County

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

State Holds Federal Transportation Pursestrings, Schumer Says

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

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