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Two Candidates, Two Announcements

Two of the state's candidates for governor announced successes at press conferences Thursday. Carl McCall, a Democrat, who is the state's comptroller received a key endorsement, while Governor Pataki announced a major upstate job creation plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Clinton in Canton: The Future of Dairy Farms and Kraft Plant

Senator Clinton's visit to the North Country included a stop in Canton to talk with local officials about the future of the Kraft plant. It's been more than 50 years since Kraft has been making cheese at its Canton factory, but corporate officials recently announced they are looking at the plant's efficiency along with others around the country. Closing the plant would leave a ripple effect of lost jobs and business across the North Country. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Clinton: Rural Broadband Is the Future

Senator Clinton is co-sponsor of legislation to bring high speed Internet access to rural areas. She promoted her bill Friday at a stop in the St. Lawrence County town of Brasher. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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

Alcoa Turns 100

The St. Lawrence County village of Massena kicked off two weeks of events this week to celebrate its 200th birthday. Tomorrow marks another Massena milestone. Alcoa--the Aluminum Company of America--commemorates 100 years since it broke ground on its aluminum smelting operation.

Alcoa made Massena a classic company town for decades. Today's residents are descendants of European immigrants who sought work at the height of the industrial age. Like most North Country history, Alcoa's story starts with water. David Sommerstein looks at the past and future of Alcoa in Massena.  Go to full article

Business Groups Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

Business groups in New York are protesting an end of session agenda that they call Albany's attack on jobs. They are particularly concerned about two bills to raise the minimum wage and increase workers compensation benefits. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Corning Canton Plant Spared in latest Layoffs

The Corning plant in Canton will be spared in the latest round of layoffs the company announced last week. Corning is undergoing a major restructuring plan due to a weak telecommunications market. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

New York State's Unequal Incomes

A report by a union think tank finds that New York has the most unequal income distribution of any state in the nation. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Gateways to Careers

The art of interviewing for a job is a skill that can only be gained by experience. So, again this year, North Country high school students got to so some mock interviews during the eighth annual "Gateways to Careers" event held at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti was there and spoke with some of the students about their future plans.  Go to full article

Nurses Warn of Severe Staff Shortages

Nurses in New York are lobbying the legislature to help ease what they say is a chronic and dangerous shortage of nurses in hospitals and other health care facilities. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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