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PSC Studies Rural Telecommunications

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

Schumer Tours the North Country

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

200 Years in Massena: A Walking Tour with author John D. Michaud III

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

The Massena Old Timers' Hockey Club

Not all the hockey action this season is on college rinks or in the NHL. Todd Moe profiles a group of guys, over 40, who still hit the ice each week.  Go to full article

Undefeated Adirondack Legends Seeking Senior Gold

Martha Foley talks with Lonnie Avery of the Adirondack Legends senior hockey team. The team is undefeated and on course for the gold medal at the Senior Olympic Hockey Championships in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

Massena GM Dump Waiting for Cleanup: 20 Years and Counting

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

People: SLU Government Professor Bob Wells on the Art of Redistricting

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

Alcoa: Planning A Future in the North When the Economy Goes South

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

Reynolds PCB Dredging Completed

Workers have finished dredging PCBs for the winter from the St. Lawrence River near the former Reynolds plant. David Sommerstein talks with the project's director to see if the dredging was a success.  Go to full article

Make a Diffence Day: Helping a Nature Center Get Ready for Winter

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

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