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DEC Head Grilled on Lisbon Chipboard Plant Air Permits

The regional head of the DEC was in Canton last night and faced questions about air quality permits for a planned chipboard plant in Lisbon. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Sabotage Suspected in Paper Mill Strike

Police are investigating a case of suspected of sabotage at the Finch Pruyn mill in Glens Falls. A strike at the paper mill is in its seventh week with more than six-hundred workers off the job. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Future Bleak for North Country Paper Industry

Brian Mann looks at the decline of the north country's paper industry. With three factories closing in the last year and a major strike underway in Glenns Falls, the future doesn't look bright.  Go to full article

Beech Bark Disease Spreading

A disease that's destroying trees is spreading through parts of the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

County Legislators to vote on support of Chatham Plant Tonight

St. Lawrence County legislators will vote tonight on whether to actively support the proposed Chatham Forest Products plant in Lisbon.  Go to full article

Bill Would Further Restrict Clear-cutting

A plan to clear cut 300 acres of timberland in southern St. Lawrence county has sparked new legislation. The bill would place tight restrictions on clear-cutting in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann has the details.  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

Plywood Plant Opens in Whitehall

A Canadian company plans to hire sixty-five workers at a plywood factory that's slated to reopen in Whitehall, on the eastern edge of the Adirondack Park. Brian Mann reports that the number of jobs could grow to 130. Brian Mann reports.  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

Maple Syrup Season: Quality Excellent

A tenacious winter is slowing the progress of Vermont's maple sugar season. But sugar makers say while the quantities have been small so far, the quality has been excellent. They're looking forward to forecasts this week with temperatures below freezing at night and above 40 during the day—ideal sap producing conditions. One St. Lawrence county maple sugar producer says, despite a late spring, the syrup season is going just fine. John Scarlett is a blacksmith in Rossie who also makes maple syrup each spring. He told Todd Moe the maple season can vary greatly within the same region.  Go to full article

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