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North Country now is reporting this week about a new effort Massena is making to keep local kids off drugs: distributing drug testing kits to parents (actually, they’re giving them to the school district for distribution to parents who want...
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...
Hello! So even as I write, our reporter Julie Grant is in Massena, covering Alcoa’s groundbreaking for its new plant expansion. The expansion, which press releases say will provide hundreds of new permanent jobs as well as construction jobs...
Happy Monday! Sure, it’s cold and grey (at least here in Canton), but perhaps a lovely glass of North Country wine would help? David Sommerstein reports today on the growing industry (hearty grapes, people!), centered in Clinton County. We...
I just can’t stop writing about Massena, or more specifically about how the village is trying to deal with what appears to be a burgeoning drug crime problem. A couple weeks ago I wrote about the village’s planned acquisition of an...
News stories tagged with "massena"
by Jody Tosti
Apr 12, 2002 — A study of rural areas by the Public Service Commission will demonstrate ways to improve access to telecommunications in the North Country. State Senator Jim Wright says rural communities continue to fall behind more populated areas in technological infrastructure. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 29, 2002 — Senator Charles Schumer was on a whirlwind tour of the North Country Thursday with stops in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. One of his visits was to the Alcoa plants in Massena. As Jody Tosti reports, the Senator met with union leaders and plant management to discuss the company's role in the community. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2002 — David Sommerstein profiles John Michaud III, a writer who's written a 200-year history of Massena on the eve of the town's bicentennial. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2002 — In 1983, the federal government delcared the land and water around GM's factory along the St. Lawrence river a Superfund Site. Cancer-causing PCBs were seeping into the earth and the river. The action identified the site as a top priority for clean-up. Almost twenty years later, the toxic landfill is still there. David Sommerstein reports lack of progress is due to different understandings of what "clean" and "clean up" mean. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks with government professor Bob Wells about the political intrigue of redistricting, both for Congressional representatives and for state lawmakers. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2001 — When economists recently announced the country was in a recession, most people already knew. In Massena, Alcoa workers have been feeling the pinch of a lagging economy for over a year now. After its latest round of layoffs and early retirements, the company is assessing its needs for the future. More layoffs are possible. But as David Sommerstein reports, hints of a market turnaround may help dispel worries of further cutbacks. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 26, 2001 — Todd Moe talks with Mary Danboise at the Nature Center at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. Like lots of parks around the region, the Nature Center is preparing for winter, and asking volunteers to celebrate "Make a Difference Day" at the park tomorrow. Go to full article