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Franklin County Becomes Empire Zone

Frankin County was one of the last counties in the state to be designated an Empire Zone. The new zone covers more than 1200 acres and offers tax breaks and other incentives to incoing or expanding businesses. Marth Foley reports.  Go to full article

Cabot Eyes McCadam

The makers of Cabot cheese in Vermont are looking into buying the North Country's oldest cheesemaker, McCadam of Heuvelton and Chateaugay. As David Sommerstein reports, the news is the latest indicator of a rapidly changing dairy industry.  Go to full article

Commentary: A Democratic Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is a day easily overlooked. No official holiday, no day off. But for commentator Jill Vaughan, June 21st is the beginning of something we've been waiting for- a season filled with accessible delights.  Go to full article

Capping a Franklin County Landfill

Since 1995, more than 120 million dollars has been spent on landfill closure projects in New York. The Governor's office recently announced 5 million dollars for landfills in 7 upstate communities, including one in Franklin County. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
Courtney Perkins (top), Jessica Goesthlaw and Susan Hendershot (bottom, L to R) want to see their BOCES programs continue.
Courtney Perkins (top), Jessica Goesthlaw and Susan Hendershot (bottom, L to R) want to see their BOCES programs continue.

School Budgeting in Uncertainty

Educators in New York were breathing a sigh of relief last week when state leaders added more than 400 million dollars for schools to the state budget. Today New Yorkers vote on school budgets in their districts. But all of them were crafted well before the extra education money was announced. Many include high property tax increases and deep program cuts. That may change over the summer, but schools are struggling to provide quality education for all students when their funding is a guessing game. David Sommerstein reports on two programs in Franklin County.  Go to full article

"Democrats for Pataki" in North Country

Some North Country Democrats are following the lead of their colleagues in other parts of the state and are backing Republican Governor George Pataki for a third term. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Northern Lights, Earthquake, and a Family Camp-out

The Earth has put on quite a show lately, with summery sun, spring snows, the Northern Lights, not to mention a North Country earthquake. Commentator Jill Vaughan slept outside with her family last weekend, the night before the earthquake, and appreciated more than just nature.  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

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