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"An Adventure": Mixed Reviews for NYC Street Fair from North Country Artisans

17 artisans from the North Country caravanned to New York City this weekend. They set up booths at one of the largest one day street fairs in the country. The fair stretched for 20 blocks down 2nd avenue in Manhattan. Woodworker Dave Crosby called in by cell phone just after the fair ended.

Dave and the other artisans are part of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative; a project organized by the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The cooperative is an international finalist for a World Chamber award for micro-enterprise initiatives.  Go to full article

New Owner and Jobs for North Lawrence Yogurt Plant

Governor Pataki announced yesterday that Coolbrands International has acquired Kraft Food's yogurt business and manufacturing facility in North Lawrence. It means more jobs, and could boost local dairy orders.  Go to full article

Founding Fathers' Visions of Land and Stewardship Play Out Today

Arguments over how we use and protect the environment - whether about local burn barrels or Midwest power plants - are part of our everyday conversations. They are rarely settled. Even after policy is made to set the balance between use and protection, the disputes linger. We simply don't all weigh private rights and community rights in the same way. Dr. Frank Kalinowski believes there's good reason for this lack of consensus. Kalinowski teaches environment and politics at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. He traces our conflicting values directly back to the Founding Fathers' visions of use and protection of the land. They considered the same issues. And THEY weren't in agreement, either. He told Martha Foley he's hoping his look back will help reconcile differences now.  Go to full article

Call-in Special: The Crisis in North Country Dairy Farming

NCPR news has focused special coverage this week on the crisis in the dairy industry. Martha Foley was joined by NY Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine from Cape Vincent, a farmer and former dairyman, and Pete Barney from St. Lawrence County Co-operative Extension, to discuss the stakes and the stakeholders, and to take calls from listeners.  Go to full article

Fiscal Experts Analyze Pataki's Budget Plan

Governor Pataki has said that he's pushing for deep spending cuts in his new budget because he does not want to repeat mistakes that were made in the early 90's. But fiscal experts say there are more similarities that differences between the governor's plan, and the budgets of over a decade ago. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Business Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Consider Less Spending Over Tax Hikes

The state's business leaders say New York lawmakers should take a hard look at reducing state spending before they think about raising taxes to plug New York's budget gap. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Town/Gown Cooperation

Martha Foley talks with Canton Mayor Robert Wells about cooperation between municipalities and colleges in the region.  Go to full article

Late State Budget "Birthday" in Albany

Government reform groups held a mock "birthday party" yesterday in Albany for the imaginary person they called late budget boy. The groups were trying to dramatize the arrival of another new fiscal year without a state budget in place. It's the 18th straight year that the budget has been late in New York state. The groups said late budget boy has now come of age with his 18th birthday. Karen Dewitt reports.
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Tax Cut Impact on North Country Counties will be Small

The federal tax cut passed this year by Congress includes a refund that will soon pump billions of dollars back in the American economy. A breakdown of the refund shows that a tiny fraction of the money will flow to counties here in the North Country. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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