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Tourism in the North Country, pt.2

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

Tourism in the North Country, Part 1

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

Isolation in the North Country?

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

Commentary: North Country Economic Disparity and the Landscape

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

Sound Portrait: St. Lawrence County Fair

David Sommerstein takes us on an audio tour of the St. Lawrence County fair in Gouverneur. The fair runs through Saturday night.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Address St. Lawrence River and Ft. Drum Issues on North Country Visit

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

Aftershock Felt in Northern Adirondacks

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

What's a Jefferson County Resident?

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

Spitzer to Visit the North Country

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer begins a 2 day tour of the North Country next Tuesday in Plattsburgh.  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

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