Nov 25, 2013 — When a lot of people in the North Country think about non-profit organizations, the image that comes to mind is the local community theater or small social-service groups or environmental activists.
But non-profits have grown into one of the region's biggest economic forces. A new study released last week found that one out of every seven jobs in the private sector in our region is provided by a not-for-profit.
Leaders of non-profits gathered last week in Tupper Lake to talk about their impact and their challenges. Go to full article
"We seem to be faced with many ghosts from the past." - Joseph Selenski, ComLinks board president
Malone, NY, Aug 28, 2012 — A once powerful social services agency in the North Country is now headed towards closing its doors. ComLinks, based in Malone, says attempts to survive years of theft and mismanagement appear to have failed.
As recently as three weeks ago, Comlinks was talking with local lawmakers and making plans to start over as a grassroots not-for-profit. But board president Joe Selenski says it turns out there's just too much to overcome. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2008 — A Watertown-based foundation is increasing its presence in St. Lawrence County. The Northern New York Community Foundation is launching a new scholarship program in the county. It also gave almost $50,000 in grants to county libraries. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 14, 2004 — Not-for-profit groups are more worried than ever about the late state budget. As in past years, they're waiting for state funding they rely on to provide services. But this time, they've been told the money might not be there at all. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Sep 11, 2003 — Not-for-profit groups may be one step closer to getting money promised to them from the New York State legislature's budget following a meeting between Governor Pataki and legislative leaders. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2003 — Not for profit groups are calling on Governor Pataki to release $200 million in legislative member items, which have been tied up in the ongoing budget fight. The groups say some of the money is meant for them, and they will have to cut services and even close altogether if they don't get the funding soon. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article