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Upstate Mill to Remain Closed

A North Country paper mill won't be reopening, after laying off hundreds of workers last fall. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article
North Country sawmill owners meet in Ray Brook
North Country sawmill owners meet in Ray Brook

Sawmill Operators Say New Building Code Would Kill Industry

More than two hundred sawmill owners from across the North Country met last night in Ray Brook, furious about a change to New York state building codes. The new code - set to take effect January 1st - would force homebuilders to stop using the kind of "rough cut" lumber made in many local mills. As Brian Mann reports, most family run mills say the code will put them out of business.  Go to full article

NLRB Rejects Union Complaints at Finch, Pryun

The legal wrangling continues in the wake of the failed Finch, Pruyn strike in Glens Falls. This week, the National Labor Relations Board rejected complaints filed by the union at the timber company. As Brian Mann reports, Finch, Pruyn still faces legal action over the way workers are being rehired.  Go to full article

Sniffing Out Christmas Tree Thieves

Some universities have found a way to fight Christmas tree rustlers. It involves a foul-smelling concoction that makes thieves regret taking a tree. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Rebecca Williams has the recipe for the nasty, yet effective repellant.  Go to full article

LTX Fiber to Reopen Beaver Falls Paper Mill

There was another bit of good news yesterday for the ailing North Country paper industry. State officials announced the purchase of the Beaver Falls paper mill near the Lewis County village of Croghan. David Sommerstein has the details.  Go to full article

Repair of Environmental Damage is Criticized

A pro-environment group is criticizing a plan by two state agencies to fix environmental damage in a Wild Forest area of the western Adirondacks. The damage was caused when the Department of Environmental Conservation did maintenance work on an old logging road. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

No End in Sight for Three-Month-Long Finch Pruyn Strike

The strike at the Finch Pruyn mill in Glens Falls is approaching the three month mark. With no talks scheduled, workers are organizing winter coat and food drives for union families. Brian Mann reports.  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

Chatham Plant Withdraws Permit Application

There's another delay for the Chatham Chipboard plant slated for the st. Lawrence county town of Lisbon. DEC spokesman Stephen Litwiler says Chatham Forest Products withdrew its environmental permit last Thursday. David Sommerstein reports.  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

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