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Strand advocate Leigh Mundy explains the theater's renovations to Governor Cuomo. Photo: Sarah Harris
Strand advocate Leigh Mundy explains the theater's renovations to Governor Cuomo. Photo: Sarah Harris

In Plattsburgh, Cuomo touts economic revitalization

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Wednesday, where he toured the Strand Theater and the Bombardier plant. It was the third installment in a series of tours he's made to check on the progress of projects awarded grants through the Regional Economic Development Councils last year.  Go to full article
A "welcome home" for returning 10th Mountain troops. Fort Drum is working with the local communities to provide improved mental health services for returning soldiers.

Fort Drum works with community on soldier mental health

For the first time since Fort Drum's expansion after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, all of its three brigade combat teams are back home at the post.

After revolving deployments in two wars, the need for mental health services in the 10th Mountain Division is unprecedented, and complicated.  Go to full article
NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has won a rare endorsement by Gov. Cuomo due to his swing vote on same-sex marriage. Photo:

Gay marriage vote a factor in fall elections

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a rare endorsement in a state Senate contest on Monday, backing Democratic incumbent Joseph Addabbo.

Addabbo was one of a handful of Senators who provided swing votes to pass same-sex marriage last year. Now he's locked in a tight race with a Republican challenger, one of several legislators who may pay a price for that vote at the ballot box.

And that's only one way the repercussions from the historic vote last year are shaping in this fall's elections.  Go to full article

Vietnam vet reaches out to young soldiers with "Facing PTSD"

Tom Smith grew up in Connecticut, but his family has owned land in Keene Valley for four generations. He was drafted in 1968 and flew helicopters in Vietnam. Smith saw lots...  Go to full article