Old Forge, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — A group that wants to tear up an old railroad track in the Adirondack Park and replace it with a multi-use trail says it has gathered more than 10,000 signatures supporting the idea.
Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, known as ARTA, formed last year, reviving the debate over what should be done with the historic rail corridor that stretches from Old Forge to Lake Placid. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — A new center to help veterans through mental health problems opened Friday in Watertown at 247 State Street. The center hopes to be a gateway for vets in the area, where volunteer veterans will help their peers get the services they need. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — Senate Republicans dampened expectations that the new governing coalition in the Senate would move quickly on progressive issues championed by Democrats, including a minimum wage increase and public financing of campaigns.
Senator Dean Skelos met privately with his Republican members to discuss the new governing coalition with the five member Independent Democratic Conference.
IDC Leader Senator Jeff Klein has said he intends next session to press for some key traditionally Democratic issues, including raising the minimum wage and public financing of campaigns.
Colton, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — Each year, one Canadian author receives the Giller Prize, Canada's premier literary award for fiction in English. In 2011, the novel Half-blood Blues by Esi Edugyan... Go to full article
Dexter, NY, Dec 12, 2012 — New York is home to the most famous waterfall in the world, Niagara Falls, but the state also boasts more than 2,000 other waterfalls. Todd Moe talks with David Schryver,... Go to full article