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Correction, 7/29/13: It’s come to our attention that we mischaracterized the nature of the new arrangement between Sparx Corporation and the Canton Housing Authority with respect to these buildings, as did the original article that’s...
When I interviewed for my job at North Country Public Radio, I asked the people I was talking to several questions about the North Country. One of these was what poverty looks like here. Before moving to Canton, I’d always lived in big cities,...
The Watertown Daily Times reports today that Ogdensburg is selling the last house in its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The program, run through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), aims to “stabiliz[e]...
I learned this morning, via a campus-wide email from the SLU Collegiate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, that the first Monday in October was designated World Habitat Day in 1985 by the United Nations General Assembly. The campus group is spending...
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting the greater Fort Drum region could face a sharper housing crunch in 2012, when all of the post’s brigades are scheduled to be at home: Among the 18,500 soldiers, the largest bloc is three brigade combat ...
News stories tagged with "housing"
Feb 25, 2009 — State officials want to expand dramatically the protection given to streams and rivers that flow into Lake George. Green groups and some residents say the move is necessary to begin restoring the lake's legendary water-quality. But pro-development groups and many locals say the new regulations would stifle development and eclipse private property rights. Brian Mann reports from Lake George. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2009 — Last night's rally was intended to show broad local support of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. Brian Mann spoke with Ricky Dattola. His family runs a lumber supply company in the town, and he helped organize the rally. Go to full article
Jan 30, 2009 — Ogdensburg officials are asking for a federal grant to rehab foreclosed homes - and turn them into affordable housing for the city's low-income residents. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2008 — A new exhibit at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton explores the people and places who were part of the back-to-the-land movement in the North Country during the '60s and 70s. Host Martha Foley and Jill Breit of TAUNY talk with callers about hippies and homesteaders, then and now. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2008 — It's going to be a cold and expensive winter. Martha Foley, David Sommerstein and callers talk with energy efficiency experts Scott Shipley, of Community Energy Services in Canton, and Jeff Loomis, of Energy Answers in Massena, about how to stay warm without going broke. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 25, 2008 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York's fall exhibit, "Back to the Land: Hippie Houses and Homesteads for the 21st Century," is a photo exhibit of homestead architecture in the North Country. Todd Moe toured the exhibit and spoke with TAUNY director Jill Breit about collecting stories and photos for the exhibit that trace the evolution of homestead architecture from crude cabins in the '60s to today's "green" homes. Tune in and call in during a special on-air conversation with Jill Breit about this new exhibit on Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 20, 2008 — A newly renovated home in North Creek was donated to the Adirondack Community Housing Trust this week. The housing trust program was formed over the past year with the help of a $1 million state budget allocation from Senator Betty Little. It's one of about 200 such housing trusts around the country, including the Champlain Housing Trust in Vermont. The trust offers funding for homebuyers in exchange for an agreement to cap the resale price of the house. ACHT Executive Director Alan Hipps told Todd Moe that there's a growing demand for affordable housing because most people's income is not increasing at the same rate as home prices. For more information: 518-873-6888. Go to full article
Jun 23, 2008 — State Senator Betty Little says she supports the idea of a property tax cap and hopes to return this summer to debate the issue during a special session. But Little told Brian Mann that she's concerned about the possible impact of a cap on local school districts that are faced with spiraling costs. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 18, 2008 — One of New York's leading community bankers delivered a sobering message at the county Housing Council's annual dinner in Canton this week. Kenneth Abt told the gathering that the subprime mortgage collapse of last year will have consequences that are deeper and broader than any recent downturn. Abt is chairman and CEO of First Federal Savings and Loan of Middletown, New York, in the Hudson Valley. He's a director of the New York Banker's Association, served as chair of the state's League of Savings Institutions. He spoke with Martha Foley in our studios before the address. His visit came as new polls were indicating that mortgage anxiety was spreading to people who were far from the subprime world, "regular" people with regular mortgages. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2008 — One of the North Country's most influential and controversial farmers is locked in a court battle with the Adirondack Park Agency and New York's Attorney General. State officials say Sandy Lewis needed APA permits to build three new houses for workers on his farm in Essex County. Lewis defied their order and this spring the APA fined him $50,000. Lewis filed a counter-suit. He accuses the APA of intimidation, regulatory bullying, and hostility to farmers. The case goes to trial June 19th. As Brian Mann reports, the complex and bitter fight could establish new legal precedents for agriculture in the Adirondack Park. Go to full article