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Civilians heading back to to work at Ft. Drum

Many civilian employees placed on furlough by the government shutdown are going back to work at Ft. Drum.

In a statement Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that workers who contribute to the "morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members" will be exempted from the shutdown furloughs, and will be called back.  Go to full article

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Gatehouse at Ft. Drum. Photo: Mark Kurtz
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Shut-down sends Ft. Drum civilian workers home

Fort Drum civilian workers deemed non-essential were sent home midday yesterday.

A division spokeswoman said the government shut-down comes at a bad time, because it comes on top of a nearly two-year hiring freeze that has many departments already down to "bare bones" staffing.

And this is a busy time for Fort Drum, with units preparing for deployments, and others returning and going through reintegration.  Go to full article
"Voice of the people," part of motto over entrance to Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/2674764130/">Eric Allix Rogers</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
"Voice of the people," part of motto over entrance to Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Listen: Ogdensburg reflects on the shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) People classified as essential government employees will continue to work but much of the federal government is shut down this morning in a budget impasse over the health care overhaul. In New York, the shutdown will idle thousands of workers -- including many at IRS and Army Corps of Engineers offices.

NCPR sent Zach Hirsch to the streets of Ogdensburg yesterday to gauge public opinion there on the impasse and the shutdown.  Go to full article

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The Boonville/Oneida County parade
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Ethan Allen Workers Move On in Boonville

A skeleton crew is finishing orders at Ethan Allen's furniture making plant in Boonville. The company is closing its operations in this small village on the Tug Hill Plateau after half a century of operation. More than 260 people have lost their jobs. The shutdown shocked the community and was the latest blow to the declining forestry industry in northern New York. As David Sommerstein reports, Ethan Allen's workers are moving on and the town of Boonville is bracing for what's next.  Go to full article

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