Apr 11, 2012 — The physical damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene has started to fade, but the emotional toll it took on the people it affected still lingers. A mental health program launched last fall aims to address those issues.
Project Hope is a program administered by the state Office of Mental Health, with help from the Mental Health Association of Essex County and the Research Foundation of Mental Hygiene. Its aim is to provide counseling services and build a support network for people whose lives were impacted by Irene, which devastated communities along the AuSable River last August.
Members of Project Hope met with town supervisors from Keene and Jay at the Keene Community Center last week. As Chris Morris reports, they're hoping to reach more people still struggling with the consequences of the flood. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 11, 2012 — Last spring downtown Plattsburgh got a new restaurant: a Himalayan restaurant. It's owned and operated by Tenzin and Yangchen Dorjee, a Tibetan couple who moved to northern New York with their two kids in 2007.
This month they're putting on a Tibetan arts festival where visiting monks will make a mandala out of sand, and offer lectures on topics ranging from Tibetan medicine to religious ethics. Sarah Harris visited the restaurant and talked to Tenzin Dorjee about the family's journey to Plattsburgh and how they're keeping their culture alive in the North Country. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 11, 2012 — It says in the Bible that there is a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. Right now, it's time to plant, some things anyway. On this past Easter Sunday Tasha Haverty worked a trade with longtime North Country gardener, Isis Melhado. If Tasha helped with the onions, the reluctant Isis would explain a little about her method.
Weaver and gardener Isis Melhado lives outside Canton along the Little River, and times her planting by the phases of the Moon. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Apr 11, 2012 — A new poll finds New Yorkers have mixed feelings about President Obama's health care reform act, with a plurality saying they'd like to see the Supreme Court declare parts of... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Apr 11, 2012 — It's been 19 years since trumpeter Christopher Still graduated from the Crane School of Music of SUNY Potsdam. Since then he has traveled the world as both a performer and... Go to full article
Apr 11, 2012 — Big news for towns affected by Irene--the state's going to pick up a LOT more of the costs associated with the disaster. A Boonville springwater company is set to add 60... Go to full article