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US Sen. Chuck Shumer
US Sen. Chuck Shumer

Schumer Visits Lewis County and Massena

Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his agenda of North Country issues in two appearances yesterday. New York's senior senator discussed a statewide snowmobile insurance plan in Brantingham in Lewis County. Then he met with local officials in Massena, where he pledged to aid the ailing dairy and aluminum industries. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Schumer Visits the North Country

New York Senator Chuck Schumer begins a 2-day visit to the North Country this morning. Press Secretary Blake Zeff says the Senator begins his day in Brantingham in Lewis County to meet with local officials.  Go to full article

Tribe Uncovers Tobacco Tax Scheme

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has uncovered a cigarette tax fraud scheme that defrauded the tribe of 3 million dollars. As David Sommerstein reports, two local print shops have been producing counterfeit tobacco tax stamps for a year.  Go to full article

Mohawks' Catskills Casino Faces Many Obstacles

For nearly a decade, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has been aiming to build a Las Vegas-style casino in the Catskill Mountains, less than a hundred miles away from the lucrative New York City market. In 2001, the tribe seemed closer than ever to success, when New York's legislature authorized six new native-owned casinos. But today, land claims, lawsuits, competing tribes, and secret audio tapes are making a casino project seems more complicated than ever. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

NASCAR Track Plans Motor Ahead

One of the least populated towns in St. Lawrence County may soon hear the roar of NASCAR races and the cheers of 100,000 fans. Developers are forging ahead on plans for a NASCAR-qualified racetrack in the town of Brasher. As David Sommerstein reports, local officials say it could anchor an influx of tourism in the region.  Go to full article

Alcoa Talks Continue

State officials will resume talks next week with aluminum giant Alcoa about the future of the company's two plants in Massena. One of them nearly closed last December. 110 people were laid off. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

McHugh: Airport Discussions May Continue

A recent decision by the Department of Transportation did not completely rule out the possibility of air service to Albany for passengers from Massena and Ogdensburg airports. A petition by the upstate communities to change the destination hub from Pittsburgh was denied. But North Country Congressman John McHugh says there's still the possibility for future negotiations.  Go to full article
Anti- and pro-war activists gathered at a peace rally at SUNY Potsdam
Anti- and pro-war activists gathered at a peace rally at SUNY Potsdam

Mixed Reactions to War in North Country

Local reactions to the start of war were mixed. Some people wore American flag shirts or hats to show their patriotism. Other joined quiet "peace circles" last night in Canton, Saranac Lake, and Watertown. David Sommerstein traveled along Route 56 in St. Lawrence County yesterday to gauge people's response to war.  Go to full article

State Eyes Native Tobacco Taxes

As cash-strapped New York trolls for new sources of revenue, some lawmakers are targeting tobacco and fuel sales on reservation land and vendors who sell to native-owned stores. Tribes are resisting the effort on sovereignty grounds. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Speaks in Canton, Massena

The U.S. ambassador to Canada emphasized cooperation between the two countries in a speech in Canton yesterday. Ambassador Paul Celucci spoke at St. Lawrence University and at the Massena Chamber of Commerce.  Go to full article

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