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If you want to know what makes a community tick, find the women who are active in clubs, village improvement efforts, and cultural activities. That will take you to the heart of the town about as fast as anything. I had the privilege of being asked...
My friends in fundraising tell me to never refer to radio as an “ethereal” medium. People like to give money to bricks and mortar. We may not have new brick buildings, but we do have a new tower site. If you’ve been following Radio...
Our summer news intern, Sarah Harris, was assigned the St. Lawrence County Fair for her final human interest feature. Along with three others, I joined her yesterday evening on the excursion to Gouverneur. County fairs have changed in the four...
News stories tagged with "gouverneur"
Mar 23, 2004 — There's been promising news for some idled factories across the North Country. Last week an Ottawa-based company announced it will make soy milk concentrates and powders in the former McCadam cheese plant in Heuvelton. A Fulton County man may buy the idled Lyons Falls paper mill in Lewis County. A Syracuse-based jet manufacturer is considering a massive expansion at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base that could create 10,000 jobs. And as David Sommerstein reports, the zinc mines in St. Lawrence County may reopen soon for the first time in more than two years. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2004 — St. Lawrence County will be exhibit A in a forum at the U.S. Census Bureau today about how the census counts prisoners. An Ohio-based researcher says the county's decision to include prisoners in its legislative districts distorts democracy and may be unconstitutional. As David Sommerstein reports, the move was highly controversial when it was adopted. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2003 — A Toronto-based company is working out financing details to buy mines near Gouverneur owned by the Zinc Corporation of America. That's good news for almost two hundred people who lost their jobs a year and a half ago. But as David Sommerstein reports, the price of zinc will have to rise before the mines re-open. Go to full article
Oct 16, 2002 — Some 50 people gathered at the Northside Improvement League in Watertown last night to hear a debate among Assembly candidates in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. In the mostly rural and Republican 122nd district, Republican incumbent Dee Dee Scozzafava faces a challenge from Democrat Andy Byrnes. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Aug 07, 2002 — The union representing nurses and technicians at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday. The union wants to show support for its 43 members who've been working without a contract since December. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article