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Meeting of the Stop the F-35 Coalition. Photo: Sarah Harris
Meeting of the Stop the F-35 Coalition. Photo: Sarah Harris

Burlington area residents debate F-35 noise

Last spring the Air Force announced that Burlington was one of two preferred sites for a fleet of new F-35 fighter jets. The F-35s are a lot louder than the F-16s that currently take off and land from Burlington International Airport.

Many area residents are worried about the noise from the jets and its effect on their property values. Others are glad that the F-35 would guarantee a continued Air Force presence in Burlington.  Go to full article
(Photo: Julie Grant)

Good Samaritan submits plan to help EJ Noble

Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown is waiting to hear whether it will begin assisting the lab at EJ Noble Hospital. The NY department of health forced the Gouverneur hospital to shut down last week because of deficiencies with its lab.

Krista Kittle is spokesperson at Good Samaritan. She says they want to help prevent EJ Noble from closing.  Go to full article
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York. Pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

Anti fracking health experts question in-house health study

A group of public health experts are questioning whether New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's health officials can do a credible job reviewing a health study on fracking, saying independent reviewers would be a better choice.

The over 50 doctors, nurses and scientists include Dr. David carpenter, a former Health department official who now heads The Institute for Health and the Environment at SUNY's School of Public Health.  Go to full article
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr

Panel says fracking would help boost upstate

A meeting of upstate Chambers of Commerce has come out strongly in support of hydrofracking in new York.

As the Innovation Trail's Kate O'Connell reports,...  Go to full article

Hamilton County DA wants rafting charges reinstated

Hamilton County District Attorney Marsha Purdue is pushing to have reckless endangerment charges reinstated against a whitewater rafting operator, saying he violated a court...  Go to full article
Pat Dundon in the office, surrounded by workarounds for the energy efficiency modeling software TREAT. Photo: Matt Richmond

New York Green Jobs off to a slow start

A recent study by the consulting firm McKinsey and Company concluded that the U.S. could, by the end of this decade, eliminate about $1.2 trillion in wasted energy every...  Go to full article
The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, late on a Saturday night. Photos: Natasha Haverty

Theaters look to economic council for support

Helping small-town movie theaters with the upcoming conversion from film to digital projection has been labeled a regional priority by the North Country Regional Economic...  Go to full article
Laura Foster and Ed Lavarnway along with an original "Bronco Buster" bronze and a computer-assisted copy at the Remington.

Using high tech to create nearly perfect copies of a Remington icon

Artist Frederic Remington's bronze sculptures of cowboys, native Americans, and cavalry are considered prized collector's items. The Remington Museum in Ogdensburg is using...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

This is John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack with your look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving...  Go to full article

The 8 O'clock Hour, 10/05/12

A rafting guide is being held in Hamilton County jail following the drowning of one of his passengers. Good Samaritan Hospital is helping E.J. Noble Hospital stay alive. F-35...  Go to full article