From NCPR Blogs:
(Natalie completes her summer journalism fellowship with NCPR this week. We’ll miss her. But the good news is this: she’ll return as a part-time apprentice during the coming academic year. Thanks for your good work, Natalie. –Ellen...
What does the massive popularity of e-books and e-readers mean for public libraries? Well, it’s complicated, but for North Country libraries, getting on the e-book train is apparently well worth the expense. In an Odgensburg Journal article...
It’s time again for New York’s regions to start getting their proposals ready in order to compete for a pot of economic development money from the state through the Regional Economic Development Council program. As you may know, the...
I was surprised to be going on-air earlier this week with an Associated Press story about a state-ordered study of the North Country’s health care system. (to: “create an effective, integrated health care delivery system for...
And just like that, the cat curls up in front of the heat register, I want hot water—not cold—to wash my hands and I put on a jacket before leaving for work. Somehow, this feels more right than the opposite transition in spring. When I...
News stories tagged with "north-country"
by Brian Mann
Oct 31, 2002 — For years tourism has been seen as an important part of the North Country's future. While mining, timber, and farming lost jobs, the government spent tens of millions of dollars to jump-start the region's visitor industry. In part two of a series on the region's tourism industry, Brian Mann looks at the quality of tourism work - an industry plagued by low pay and low benefits. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 30, 2002 — For years, the tourism industry has been seen as the North Country's next economic engine. Ten of millions of dollars have been spent to polish the region's attractions, from tourist trains to ski slopes. But the last decade has seen little of the growth local leaders counted on. In this first of a two part series, Brian Mann reports many communities have struggled to find private investors willing to bank on North Country tourism. Go to full article
Aug 09, 2002 — Some people say isolation is the North Country's greatest curse. Others say it's our greatest blessing. Neal Burdick, Associate Director of Communications at St. Lawrence University considered the question for our series "Looking for the North Country" two years ago. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2002 — In April, the Fiscal Policy Institute released a study that found New York has the most unequal income distribution of any state in the nation. Commentator Jill Vaughan says you can see the differences in the North Country countryside. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jul 08, 2002 — New York's junior U.S. Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited the North Country this weekend. Her 3-day visit began with a boat ride on the St. Lawrence River near Clayton Friday morning. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jun 28, 2002 — What may have felt like another earthquake this week in the northern Adirondacks was actually an aftershock from a quake there 2 months ago. In late April, an earthquake registering 5.1 on the Richter scale caused millions of dollars in damage to hundreds of homes and businesses. Tuesday's tremor was the second one since the April earthquake, and as Jody Tosti reports it probably won't be the last. Go to full article
May 29, 2002 — Jefferson County residents like where they live, would like it better if there were more jobs, volunteer 10 hours a week, and go to Canada less than they used to. That's part of the profile painted by an attitudinal study released yesterday. David Sommerstein has more. 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