Essex County's Emergency Operations Center in the town of Lewis. The new communication system will provide for modern two-way radio linkages, as well as microwave and high speed data lines. Photo courtesy Essex County
Elizabethtown, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — The Adirondack Park Agency approved a new $16 million emergency communication system that will link first responders over a huge swath of the central and eastern Adirondacks.
APA commissioners voted unanimously to green light the project, which will mean improved communication for police, fire, and ambulance squads from Tupper Lake to Johnsburg to Elizabethtown. Go to full article
Malone, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — A once powerful social services agency in the North Country will close its doors for good on Saturday. ComLinks is based in Malone. President Joe Selenski says attempts to survive years of theft and mismanagement have failed.
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that board members decided there was no way to make it financially viable, and shutting down the organization was their only option. Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting ready for for a January deployment to eastern Afghanistan. The deployment marks a shift for troops, from combat to advising and assisting the Afghan security forces. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — The fall election season marked a high point for campaign spending across the nation. It's estimated that outside groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars backing... Go to full article
Lake George, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — New York's Attorney General says a Lake George tree trimming operation gouged customers in the days following tropical storm Irene. In a press release issued this week, Eric... Go to full article
Old Forge, NY, Dec 14, 2012 — A new art display at View in Old Forge puts nature and animals front and center. The Wild Life exhibit includes work in a variety of media: watercolors, photography,... Go to full article