From NCPR Blogs:
The law firm that the Massena Memorial Hospital (MMH) Board of Managers hired to do a study on potentially privatizing the hospital has announced that there’s nothing legally preventing it from becoming a private not-for-profit organization....
Almost ten percent of the entire North Country flow of state development dollars will flow to one small village in the Adirondacks. Under the plan unveiled today, Saranac Lake will receive $7.1 million to promote construction and redevelopment of...
Update, 3:27: We’ve gotten hold of the full list of Jefferson and St. Lawrence County’s projects funded in this REDC round. Here it is, thanks to state Sen. Patty Ritchie’s web site. *** The North Country won big again this year...
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...
News stories tagged with "jobs"
by Brian Mann
Dec 04, 2002 — More than two hundred sawmill owners from across the North Country met last night in Ray Brook, furious about a change to New York state building codes. The new code - set to take effect January 1st - would force homebuilders to stop using the kind of "rough cut" lumber made in many local mills. As Brian Mann reports, most family run mills say the code will put them out of business. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2002 — High-tech support company Stream International is delaying the opening of its call center in Watertown until it can find new clients. David Sommerstein reports the company is meanwhile completing renovations in its downtown office. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2002 — State and local lawmakers are hopeful after a meeting Monday with Alcoa officials and the New York Power Authority to find ways to cut costs at Alcoa's East plant in Massena. Alcoa has told plant officials to cut $23 million from next year's budget, which could endanger the jobs of more than 125 workers. David Sommerstein talks with Ken McDonnell, mayor of the village of Massena, about the challenges the plant faces. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 19, 2002 — Senator Charles Schumer is courting Walmart for the heart of the Adirondacks. In a letter last week, Schumer encouraged Walmart's CEO to look at putting in store in Saranac Lake or in the nearby village of Tupper Lake. Like many North Country communities, the two villages were home to Ames department stores, which closed this fall. Martha Foley talks with Mark Kurtz, chair of SAGA, Sound Adirondack Growth Alliance. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 03, 2002 — Assembly candidates in the 113th district gathered last night for a debate in Lake Placid. The talk was mostly about jobs and strategies to revive the struggling North Country economy. This race promises to be one of the most competitive in the region - with three strong candidates on the November ballot. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2002 — Governor Pataki addressed the state's Business Council, the group that has traditionally been a big backer of his political career. Pataki made the case to the business executives gathered at the posh Sagamore Hotel on Lake George, as to why he should remain governor for another four years. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 18, 2002 — A new report by the state's business lobby, finds that New York is still losing manufacturing jobs, faster than the rest of the nation. The Business Council says that there is some encouraging news in the report as well. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Sep 02, 2002 — 85 new jobs coming to Lowville will help decrease unemployment rates in Lewis County. Fibermark Incorporated, which produces speciality paper is merging its Rhode Island plant into its Lowville operation. As Jody Tosti reports, the new jobs will be created over the next 18 months, while the company invests more than $7 million to expand the paper plant. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Aug 15, 2002 — Ames Department stores are going out of business. And with 327 stores nationwide and almost 22,000 employees, the impacts reach far and wide. As Jody Tosti reports, hundreds of jobs will be lost in the North Country alone and some communities will lose their only department store. Go to full article