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The North Country's health, measured online

Blood pressure, cholesterol, weight - doctors check all of these indicators to see whether their patients are healthy. Zooming out a bit, how would you measure the health of an entire region?

One group of advocates intends to do just that, with a new website called the North Country Health Compass. It's a project by a Fort Drum-based planning agency.  Go to full article

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Mary Gwyneth Holland (front) is using the web to sell her clothing to high-end clients.  Also pictured are Ruby Sprowls and Pam Rose of Boyden Brook Body Works.
Mary Gwyneth Holland (front) is using the web to sell her clothing to high-end clients. Also pictured are Ruby Sprowls and Pam Rose of Boyden Brook Body Works.

Local entrepreneurs seek markets online

Six year ago, then-Senator Hillary Clinton came to Clarkson University in Potsdam. She met local artisans and browsed their tables of handmade scarves and soaps and fishing rods. And she announced a new collaboration between Ebay, Clarkson, and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to get those products to bigger markets.

The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative was born. It's since trained hundreds of local entrepreneurs in how to make websites and network and market online. A new 14-week course begins next Thursday at four locations across the North Country, in Canton, Malone, Watertown and Westport.

David Sommerstein talks with Ruby Sprowls, director of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative, clothes designer Mary Gwyneth Holland from Colton, and Pam Rose, office manager of Boyden Brook Body Works in Canton.

To register for the class, call Ruby Sprowls at 315-386-4000.  Go to full article

Aubertine, Renzi square off in person, but online?

The North Country Senate race that grabbed statewide headlines last winter is heating up. Democrat Darrel Aubertine and his Republican challenger, David Renzi, will face off in their second debate in Ogdensburg tonight. The two have also been invited to participate in what could be the North Country's first debate in the blogosphere. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Online News Versus the Sunday Paper

A new study compares reading the news online to having the paper dropped at your door - and it has no good news for lovers of the Sunday paper. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

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