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Sometimes we’re just fish in water, oblivious to our own surroundings. That was part of the message two tourists from Europe shared recently, in an “Open letter to the people who hold power and responsibility in Canada.” In it,...
Some of you use CBC content and some of you don’t. But major changes just announced by the CBC will certainly affect future programing. Today at least, the most detailed reporting on this is coming out of CBC news: CBC to cut back supper-hour...
News flash out of Seattle: the minimum wage has just been raised to $15/hour, by far the highest in the country. Indeed, it’s double or more the rate in Arkansas ($6.25) and about half the states,  almost triple the rate in Georgia and...


Aug 23, 2014 — Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
Aug 22, 2014 — Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?
Aug 22, 2014 — Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?

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Land Values on the Rise in LeRay

Commercial development around Fort Drum is causing a huge hike in property assessments in the surrounding area. And this means higher taxes. In the town of LeRay, some landowners fear being pushed out. Douglas Hopper has the story.  Go to full article

Albany Deadlocked on Gas Tax Relief

As gas prices remain above 3 dollars a gallon across most of the North Country, lawmakers in Albany want to give drivers some relief. They've targeted the 4% state tax on gasoline. But politics as usual is getting in the way. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Immigration Boycott Shuts Down State Assembly

The New York State Assembly had to close down for the day, after a number of Assemblymembers joined a boycott led by Hispanic legislators, in solidarity with the day of protest going on over new immigration policies before Congress. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Fire Destroys Lake George Businesses

A six-alarm fire consumed five businesses along the main street in the Adirondack tourist village of Lake George Saturday. Police say nobody was hurt in the blaze, which...  Go to full article

Heard up North: Career Day

1500 high school students from around St Lawrence County came to Cheel Arena in Potsdam on Wednesday for the 12th Annual "Gateways to Careers" event. 88 employers were...  Go to full article

Clayton Prepares Wind Farm Moratorium

Clayton, in the Thousand Islands portion of the St. Lawrence River, is the latest North Country town to consider a moratorium on industrial scale wind turbines. A developer...  Go to full article
Mike Davis, Cornell Research Farm, Willsboro (Source:  Ben Stechschulte)

"Three Farms" Portrays Adirondack Organic Movement

Tonight at the Keene Central School, the group Adirondack Harvest will host the screening of a new film called "Three Farms." The documentary focuses on the daily work and...  Go to full article
SLU president Daniel Sullivan

SLU Aims to Lure 100 Alumni 'Home'

There's a growing national trend of people, especially seniors, moving to be close to their alma maters. Retirement communities have popped up around Ann Arbor, Gainsville,...  Go to full article

Sales Tax Boosts County Revenue at Commuters' Expense

2006 has started off as a record year for sales tax revenue in the North Country. Sales tax receipts are up almost 10% in St. Lawrence County, 17% in Lewis County and 21% in...  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Cautious With Wind Power

This week, the Plattsburgh town council voted unanimously for a one-year moratorium on wind farms. There are a couple spots in the town where wind power production would be...  Go to full article

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