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St. Lawrence tables J&L site decision

St. Lawrence County lawmakers want more time to decide whether to foreclose on the site of a polluted former iron mine in the southern part of the county. Residents of Clifton and Fine want the county to take control of the J&L mines site so a wood chip processor can open a plant there. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Sledders Set for Prized Connector Trail

A long-awaited snowmobile trail is getting North Country sledders excited for winter. The Alice Brook trail connects extensive networks in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties. As David Sommerstein reports, supporters hope it will draw more winter tourism to southern St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article
Two sides of Clifton-Fine: The new beach pavillion in Cranberry Lake...
Two sides of Clifton-Fine: The new beach pavillion in Cranberry Lake...

Clifton-Fine Fights for a Future, While a Mill Remains Shuttered

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

Commentary: Ted Tate

President Bush said last week it's "sad" that he can't count on his e-mails to his daughters remaining private. Commentator Ted Tate, a Star Lake resident, says his life isn't all that private in post-nine-eleven America, either.  Go to full article

Community Block Grants Funding May be Cut

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
Former J&L Steel site
Former J&L Steel site

Study to Help Determine Toxic Wastes on Adirondack Brownfield site

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
Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.
Stewart Belkin, President of Newstech NY, Inc., stands outside the mill in Newton Falls.

Newton Falls Paper Mill Reopens: Economic Victory For St. Lawrence County

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

Special Report: Roman Catholic Priest Shortage Reshapes North Country Life

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

State Officials Tour Clifton-Fine

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

Star Lake Mourns Shannon Adams, Lost in the World Trade Center Disaster

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

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