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I am not a nostalgic person. Nonetheless, I have a visceral fondness for old barns and buildings. These structures fire my imagination about the lives of the people who occupied and used the structures. Late last month, on my way back from a station...
News stories tagged with "star-lake"
Jul 28, 2005 — The shuttered Appleton Paper Mill in Newton Falls was on a list of regional impacts Congressman McHugh cited in his vote against CAFTA. Closure of the mill in 2000 only made matters worse for Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Newton Falls. They've struggled for years to reverse the impact chronic high unemployment has on their communities. People came together five years ago in a concerted effort to identify projects that would help. A follow-up round of revitalization meetings is wrapping up tonight in Wanakena. As David Sommerstein reports, many residents see a bright future. Many others can't forget the silent mill. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Feb 16, 2005 — The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant is federal money earmarked specifically for community development in less populated areas. The North Country has received the funds for 13 years. President Bush's recent budget proposal would eliminate the grant. Greg Warner reports on how those moneys have impacted the region. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jun 01, 2004 — Environmental testing could begin this summer at the abandoned Jones and Laughlin Steel site in Star Lake. St. Lawrence County officials have applied for a state Brownfields grant to study contamination on the Route 3 property in the Adirondacks. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2002 — A Canadian company will spend more than twenty million dollars refurbishing the paper mill in Newton Falls. The plan--which will mean roughly 120 job--was unveiled Sunday at a ceremony in the village. The economy in southern St. Lawrence County was devastated three years ago when the Newton Falls mill shut down. As Brian Mann reports, many locals say yesterday's announcement was the pay-off for years of hope and hard work. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2002 — The Roman Catholic Church has been a powerful force in the North Country since the region was settled by whites hundreds of years ago. But the once-firm fabric of community parishes is under increasing strain. A shortage of priests has forced the Diocese of Ogdensburg to close churches, and move priests to serve more congregations. The process has continued through the summer and fall. Currently, one in four parishes in the North Country lacks a resident pastor. As Brian Mann reports, the crisis began long before the current sex-abuse scandals, and it's changing the work of the local churches. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Feb 25, 2002 — The head of the state division of Housing and Community Development Renewal got a tour of Star Lake areas as St. Lawrence County officials highlighted advances in their Northern Adirondack Revitalization Initiative. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Sep 19, 2001 — Yesterday, the disaster's terrible echo hit the North Country. In Star Lake, more than seven hundred people gathered to remember Shannon Adams, a local man missing in the ruins since September 11. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jun 01, 2001 — Saving New York's smallest hospital. Communities in southern St. Lawrence county have been struggling since Appleton Papers closed its mill in Newton Falls last fall. Town leaders had worried that losing the mill could also mean the closure of the Clifton-Fine hospital. Brian Mann reports efforts to save the facility--and more than forty jobs--seem to be paying off. Go to full article