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NY state restricts transportation of untreated firewood

State environment officials have closed New York's borders to shipments of untreated firewood. The new regulations follow on the heels of a request for voluntary limits on the movement of firewood issued last year. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Newton Falls mill clears EPA hurdle

Federal officials have removed a big stumbling block for the paper mill in Newton Falls, in southern St. Lawrence County. The EPA announced yesterday that it won't require the new owners of the mothballed plant to undergo a comprehensive environmental review before it starts production. As Brian Mann reports, backers now say the mill could be back in operation by this summer.  Go to full article
Domtar paper mill in Cornwall
Domtar paper mill in Cornwall

After Domtar, Mixed Outlook for Timber

2006 brings the shutdown of another paper mill that was once a major buyer of North Country timber. Domtar will close its mill in Cornwall, Ontario on March 31st, laying off more than 500 people. Many loggers in northern New York have been hit hard by the closure. But as David Sommerstein reports, some see hope for an industry that's been struggling for years.  Go to full article

Heard up North: The Warm Comforts of a Big Woodpile

Major Bowes runs Covewood Lodge on Big Moose Lake. We caught up with him just after chopping a dead maple tree...  Go to full article
Vest by Barbara Cobb
Vest by Barbara Cobb

North Country Artisans Head to NYC

A small business initiative in St Lawrence County was named as an international finalist for the World Chamber of Commerce's "Best Unconventional Project" award. It's the only American finalist in any category. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative was launched in 2003. It offers technology and marketing tools and workshops to small business owners and artisans. Next weekend, most of the group is caravaning to New York City for a one day street fair said to attract over a million people. Greg Warner stopped by their last meeting and brings us this report.  Go to full article

Cabinetmakers Reclaim Historic Wood

At the turn of the last century, lumberjacks throughout the northern U.S. and Canada sent millions of logs downriver. Many were destined for ships headed to Great Britain. But about ten percent of the logs sank along the way. In recent years, some of that old wood has been retrieved and sold on the market. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on a pair of cabinetmakers who are using it to recapture a part of history.  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make music with the things they found in nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney has the story of one man who is helping his neighbors rediscover the roots of music.  Go to full article

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