new york now

11:23am

Mon April 16, 2012
Education

How foreign students saved a "dying" Adirondack school district

New York NOW traveled to one of the most remote parts of the Adirondack Park to tell the story of a rural school district that has been able to stave off closing its doors - by opening them to international students. 

Smaller districts like this one in Newcomb, N.Y. are now pushing for a new law that will allow foreign students to stay longer than the one year currently allowed. 

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1:45pm

Fri April 13, 2012
Education

International students keep Adirondack school district afloat

A rural school district in a remote corner of the Adirondack Park is a hotbed of internationalism.

This week, New York NOW travels to Newcomb, N.Y. to tell the story of how one school district has been able to stave off closing its doors - by opening them to international students.

Students from as far away as Spain and Brazil make up about half of the total number in most high school classes. Since the international students pay tuition, the tiny Newcomb Central School District is thriving.

Now a group of New York legislators is pushing for a new federal law that would allow foreign students to stay longer than the one year currently allowed.

See the entire story this weekend on your local PBS station.

5:07pm

Fri February 24, 2012
New York NOW

The rise and fall of the Eastman Kodak Company

The city of Rochester and the Eastman Kodak Company. You can’t mention one without the other.

For nearly 125 years, the Flour City’s most famous tenant has been its economic engine. But with the world weaning off of film and firmly enthralled with digital technology, Kodak has struggled to survive. On January 19th, the historic company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

This week, New York NOW hit the road and headed out to Rochester. We’ll chronicle the rise and fall of the Eastman Kodak Company and examine why, ironically, the city has been able to weather the recent economic downturn, unlike many of its upstate counterparts.

Watch the full story this weekend on your local PBS station.

11:50am

Mon December 19, 2011
Money

Upstate town without a "big box" store builds its own

What if you had to drive 50 miles just to pick up a pair of underwear?

The geographically isolated town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. has fewer than 5,000 residents and no "big box" stores like Target or Wal-Mart.

So the people there decided to create their own department store.

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11:15am

Mon November 14, 2011
New York NOW

Submit your fracking questions to New York NOW

Write to us to share your questions about fracking for DEC commissioner Joe Martens - you might hear the answer on New York NOW.
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States around the country are joining the rush to drill for natural gas, but New York is still deciding when and how it will allow hydrofracking, a controversial drilling technique that pumps water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to release natural gas.

New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is at the center of a fierce public debate as it works on writing the rules and regulations that will govern the drilling industry.

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