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A homecoming ceremony at Fort Drum. NCPR file photo
A homecoming ceremony at Fort Drum. NCPR file photo

Fort Drum to lose 1,500 troops under Army plan

The Army announced Tuesday that Fort Drum will lose about 1,500 soldiers over the next four years as part of an overall reduction in troops across the Army.  Go to full article
Coal-fired turbines at Cayuga power plant in Lansing, NY. Photo: Teresa Peltier-WSKG

How old coal-fired plants challenge NY's greener future

New York has some of the oldest coal-fired power plants in the country.
Their place in the state's changing energy landscape is still to be settled.

The state's Public Service Commission is considering the future of one of them, the Lansing plant on the shore of Cayuga Lake near Ithaca. The pending decision has sparked a debate that says a lot about the challenges New York will face if it's serious about switching to new sources of power.

Once every week, a freight train loaded with coal makes its way through Ithaca to the coal-fired power plant north of town, in Lansing, on the shore of Cayuga Lake. Those shipments may stop soon.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November.<br />Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocate fears casino money will influence campaigns

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out: a provision to ban contributions from gambling corporations to legislators' campaigns.  Go to full article
Carbon capture technology is being tested for the first time in the country at a coal-burning power plant near Milwaukee. If it works, it could be added to existing power plants, or incorporated into new ones. Photo: Erin Toner

Obama environment agenda draws praise in Adirondacks

Call this "environment week" for the Obama administration.

On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear the administration's appeal of a lower...  Go to full article
Georgia O'Keeffe, <i>Petunias</i>, 1925, oil on board

Summer at the Hyde Collection: O'Keeffe and Stieglitz at Lake George

The work by two giants of American modernism are on display at the Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls this summer. Modern Nature and Family Album...  Go to full article
Part of the Barry Collection photos on display at Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society in the old Lake Placid train station.  The exhibit will be up through early October.  Photo:  Todd Moe

A new look at old photos in Lake Placid

Historians in Lake Placid are asking for the public's help in identifying hundreds of old photographs on display this summer. The photos are just a fraction of the...  Go to full article
A woman speaks with an Army medic after an exercise simulating field hospital treatment during a mass casualty scenario. Photo: Joanna Richards

A behind-the-scenes look at Fort Drum soldier training

In the communities surrounding Fort Drum, soldiers in uniform are a common sight: they're in the grocery store with their families, standing in line at the post office, or...  Go to full article
Adirondack Health has proposed converting its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 12-hour urgent care center as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Lake Placid ER compromise dies in Albany

A bill that would have allowed Adirondack Health to run a part-time emergency room at its Lake Placid hospital didn't survive the end of the legislative session in Albany. ...  Go to full article
A bill that passed the legislature this session would allow NYCO to expand its wollastonite mine onto land that is now part of the Adirondack forest preserve. Photo: NYCO Minerals

What the legislature got done in the Adirondacks; why it's controversial

The state legislature left a lot of unfinished business when it wrapped up its session in Albany. But lawmakers also got a lot of things done, including a series of big...  Go to full article
The organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or TAUNY, in Canton will host a free book release party for <i>North Country Reflections</i> and <i>Adirondack Reflections</i>, on Thursday at 7 pm.

Books: Adirondack and North Country Reflections

In a new collection of essays, writers who live in the Adirondack North Country have shared their experiences about what it's like to be part of the landscape or a local...  Go to full article
Canton-Potsdam Hospital CEO David Acker. Photo: Martha Foley

Why there will be fewer hospitals in the North Country

In the latest installment in our series of health care conversations, David Acker. Acker has been president and CEO of Canton Potsdam Hospital for six years.

The...  Go to full article
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