AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

When President Jimmy Carter signed trucking deregulation into law in 1980, new opportunities opened for those who were ambitious, skilled and daring, allowing them to enter the previously closed and tightly controlled trucking business. Three years later, President Ronald Reagan was in office, the final episode of MAS*H aired (and with no VHS, DVD or read more



Michelle LeBeau

HOMETOWN: Plattsburgh, New YorkFAMILY: Partner Rick Breyette, five adult children, one grandchildEDUCATION: A.S. in Nursing from Clinton Community College, B.A. in Business and a M.A. in Human Resources from Walden CollegeOCCUPATION: President, Alice Hyde Medical Center, President and COO Champlain Valley Physicians HospitalCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Member North Country Chamber of Commerce and The Development Corporation (TDC) read more


RAIL TRANSPORT EXPANDS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY

To many, transporting by rail seems antiquated and evokes images of 19th century industrialization. That is thanks to the decline of rail transport during deindustrialization that occurred throughout the Northeast in the 1970s. But in recent years, rail transport has increased nationally, and even more so in the North Country. From 2000-2010, rail transport increased read more




AN EVOLUTION IN TRANSPORTATION

The birchbark canoe, a flying car, high technology hybrid-electric buses, connections to a major water super-highway, and an alternate airport for space shuttle landings — these are all innovations central to our region’s prosperity. Those who have lived here for millennia know just how navigable our region is. Canoes connected Upper Canada, at the upper read more