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The rules have changed. I worked my way through college (literally–from sophomore year on I lived in my own apartment and supported myself). But I went to a free college (they existed in NYC back then) and jobs were plentiful. I had all kinds...
UPDATE 12:06pm: David Sommerstein here, with a little more information about the idled potline from a conversation with Alcoa spokeswoman Laurie Marr. It’s one of three potlines in the East plant, all of which will be replaced eventually by...
When it was about to happen, and when it was just starting, the federal sequester made big news (here’s a list of the stories NCPR did on the potential impacts back in late February and early March.) We looked at how it would impact prisons,...
It’s the end of a long story in the North Country: WWNY-TV is reporting on the dismantling of the Newton Falls Fine Paper Mill. You may remember that the company Scotia Investments bought the mill a couple years ago but announced it...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
News stories tagged with "jobs"
Jan 30, 2004 — Parents filled the high school auditorium in Saranac last night. Many were angry over a new report that could lead to the closure of two of the district's elementary schools -- in Dannemora and Cadyville. District officials say a dwindling number of students has forced them to make changes. As Brian Mann reports, schools across the North Country face sharply declining enrollments...and some painful decisions. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2004 — The Aluminum Company of America is cutting more than a hundred jobs at its smelting plant in Massena. The decision announced late last week comes just after a one year reduction in power costs expires. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2003 — A homespun maker of gun cleaners in Lewis County announced yesterday it is expanding its plant in Lyons Falls, creating 107 new jobs over five years. As David Sommerstein reports, homeland security contracts are fueling the growth. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2003 — Corning Incorporated's plant in Canton will be the beneficiary of an extended slump in the computer industry. Corning announced yesterday it is closing two high-tech glass plants and consolidating their production in Canton. The move will create 70 new jobs. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Nov 17, 2003 — Health care workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone will begin striking Tuesday. After months of negotiations, hospital officials and employees were unable to agree about health insurance and a pension package. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Sep 29, 2003 — Jefferson Community College in Watertown kicks off a year-long look at sustainable economic development tonight with a nationally-known speaker on the subject. Environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author Paul Hawken will help JCC examine ways to increase business and jobs in the area while conserving energy and natural resources. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2003 — When Ames closed its stores almost a year ago, it left a retail gap in the North Country's small towns. From Saranac Lake to Lowville, people voiced their frustrations in getting basic items, from socks and underwear to sewing notions and shower curtains. The Ames closure also left an employment gap in the region, one that new retail stores are starting to fill. Wise Buys opens in Canton this weekend and Hacketts opens in Potsdam in November. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 03, 2003 — It's been a tough summer for tourism businesses around the nation. Here in the North Country, the struggling economy conspired with cool, wet weather to keep summer travelers at home. Brian Mann spoke with Ann Melious, head of the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2003 — One of the region's top private employers will slash more than three hundred jobs over the next two years. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plans to cut positions at its plant in Rouses Point. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article