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Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.
Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.

Newton Falls Paper Mill Reopens: Economic Victory For St. Lawrence County

A Canadian company will spend more than twenty million dollars refurbishing the paper mill in Newton Falls. The plan--which will mean roughly 120 job--was unveiled Sunday at a ceremony in the village. The economy in southern St. Lawrence County was devastated three years ago when the Newton Falls mill shut down. As Brian Mann reports, many locals say yesterday's announcement was the pay-off for years of hope and hard work.  Go to full article

Region's Champion Tree Cloned for 9/11 Tribute

Tomorrow, nine trees will be planted at the Pentagon as a memorial to the victims of September 11th. The trees are clones of the nation's largest red ash. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Fibermark says More Jobs Coming to Lowville

85 new jobs coming to Lowville will help decrease unemployment rates in Lewis County. Fibermark Incorporated, which produces speciality paper is merging its Rhode Island plant into its Lowville operation. As Jody Tosti reports, the new jobs will be created over the next 18 months, while the company invests more than $7 million to expand the paper plant.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Praise Bill That Would Increase Penalty for Stealing Trees

The Adirondack Council is praising a bill that would increase the penalty for stealing trees from the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Maple Syrup Production Rises

Ideal weather and an early season helped increase production of maple syrup in New York this year. State agriculture experts say production was up 18 percent over last year when it was at its lowest since 1993. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Timber Dispute Heats Up: Canada To Lobby Against U-S Tariffs

Canada announced yesterday that it will launch a fifteen million dollar public relations campaign to fight lumber tariffs imposed last week by the U-S government. The tariffs are part of a growing trade dispute between timber industries in the two countries. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Maple Mania - From Tree to Table

Martha Foley talks with Betsy Folwell, editor-at-large, about maple recipes from the latest issue of Adirondack Life magazine.  Go to full article

Commentary: Sugaring in Southern Quebec

Childhood memories are often built on sensory impressions. This time of year reminds commentator Jill Vaughan of tapping maple trees as a child in southern Quebec.  Go to full article

Sap Flows Above Average

The wild temperature fluctuations this winter have been good to New York's maple syrup producers. David Sommerstein reports the sap flow is already above average.  Go to full article

Pressure-Treated Wood Contains High Levels of Arsenic

A just-released study by two environmental groups has found high levels of arsenic on the surface of pressure-treated wood products. The Environmental Working Group and the Healthy Building Network tested pressure-treated wood purchased from home improvement stores in 13 cities. Those chemicals are now being re-evaluated by both the Canadian and American governments. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, the two governments are approaching the issue differently.  Go to full article

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