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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that New York state is recognizing Warren County for having a system to keep county jail inmates from collecting unemployment benefits. The state comptroller’s office found last year that in five counties...
Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...


Apr 23, 2014 — San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.
Apr 23, 2014 — Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.
Apr 23, 2014 — Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

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Blazer Returns to ORDA

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new president and CEO. And he's a familiar face. Ted Blazer was unanimously re-appointed to his old job Tuesday by the ORDA Board of Directors. Up until his departure last summer, Blazer oversaw millions of dollars in upgrades and improvements at Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and at the Olympic venues in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, his return is being praised by local officials.  Go to full article

New People, New Plans for Small Farms

Agriculture is changing in the North Country. Dairy still dominates the countryside, but more farmers are turning to alternative means of working the land. Some of these 'non-traditional' farmers are retirees, or out-of-towners seeking a pastoral life; others are local people, hoping to stay put. Cornell Cooperative Extension is running a series of seminars called Building Your Small Farm Dream. It assists farmers with all stages of the process. Recently, participants from six counties gathered for a day-long conference in Canton. Gregory Warner went out to meet some of them.  Go to full article

Massena Wins Kroc Community Center

The Salvation Army will build a new 85-acre community center in Massena with a multimillion dollar grant from the Kroc Foundation. Gregory Warner reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Move to Release Emergency Heating Aid

Assembly Democrats want the state to immediately release $200 million to help low income New Yorkers pay for rising heating costs. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Strong passions at the task force meeting in Canton

Unity Proves Elusive in NYPA Talks

St. Lawrence County leaders and citizens regrouped late last week after what they perceived as a major rebuff by the New York Power Authority. In 2003, they negotiated a...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Retirement, with Yaks

Kenneth Wilson flies helicopters for the army. He's based at Fort Drum. He's a few years away from retirement. After years of traveling around the world away from his family,...  Go to full article
Lyon Mountain driller probes the seam

In Adk Iron Mine, Hard Life And Deadly Hazards

America has watched over the last week as the coal mine disaster unfolded in West Virginia. Twelve men died after an explosion rocked the underground works. Mine tragedies...  Go to full article

Workshops Promote Winter Energy Conservation

Homeowners and landlords across the North Country are trying to keep fuel costs down this winter. The St. Lawrence County Energy Alliance, a group of residents, fuel...  Go to full article
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...  Go to full article

NY Scores Low in Adult Literacy

More adult New Yorkers are "below basic" literacy than the national average. A federal study out this week showed adults in New York had lower levels of literacy in the key...  Go to full article

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