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North Country Hat Trick: For the third year in a row, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council is getting one of the largest shares of state economic development grant money, this year receiving $81.3 million dollars to fund nearly 70 projects across the 7-county region of northern New York from Watertown to Plattsburgh. Among the projects selected are 3 major hotel projects in Schroon Lake and Saranac Lake that the council believes will help boost tourism in the Adirondacks. To learn more click here.
Tax Cuts: A special commission handpicked by Governor Cuomo recommends billions of dollars in cuts in property and corporate taxes.
Fighting Hunger: New York has created a task force to combat hunger, and a school district in northern New York is sending kids home on weekends with backpacks filled with food.
Warning Signs: New York goes high tech adding led road signs that use radar to detect when vehicles are going the wrong way and flashes messages to warn drivers. The signs are being installed along New York’s 570-mile thruway.
Made in Clinton County: Our series on local businesses profiles a company that manufactures packaging used for health and personal care products that most of us have in our homes. Learn more by visiting mrpcap.com. To watch the full segment click here.
Making The Holidays Bright: A light display on wheels has become a holiday tradition.
New Wilderness Area: The Adirondack Park Agency announces how tens of thousands of acres of new acquired timberland and wilderness in the Adirondack park can be used. Roughly 20-thousand acres will be designated as a new wilderness area in the upper reaches of the Hudson River. The plan also allows a snowmobile trail to cut through the heart of that wilderness area linking several rural communities in the Adirondack park. To learn more click here.
Volunteers Wanted: The United Way is looking to recruit thousands of volunteers to help in the aftermath of disasters ---- like Tropical Storm Irene. To volunteer/learn more visit unitedwayadk.org.
New Arts Center: SUNY Potsdam celebrates the opening of its new 55-million dollar performing arts center. To learn more visit potsdam.edu.