Albany, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — Mental health advocates have some concerns over portions of the new gun control rules that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law this week.
During debate over the gun control legislation approved in the State senate and Assembly, the issue of mentally ill people using guns to kill others came up a number of times, particularly among legislators who are opposed to restricting access to assault weapons and other guns. Go to full article
Massena, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — The St. Lawrence Seaway, and its commerce between Great Lakes ports and countries around the world, got hammered by the recession.
Craig Middlebrooks, acting administrator for the U.S. side of the binational waterway, says the steep drop was between 2008 and 2009. "It was almost a 25 percent drop. And I think '09 tonnage was among the lowest for decades."
Middlebrooks says the Seaway's been creeping back to pre-recession levels since then. Last year helped. Tonnage rose almost four percent, driven by coal and iron ore exports to China and Europe and U.S. steel imports. Industrial wind components also continue to be strong. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — About one in 88 children in America is thought to have some form of autism. The illness affects communication and social abilities.
It's usually diagnosed when children show slower language development than other kids. But a team at Clarkson University in Potsdam is hoping their research might make earlier diagnosis and intervention possible. Go to full article
Ilion, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — The central New York home of a historic, and major, gun manufacturer felt a little ignored as the state quickly passed new gun control legislation this week. Go to full article
by Chris Knight, in Hoffman Notch Wilderness, Essex County, NY
Jan 17, 2013 — The snowpack in the Adirondacks took a big hit with this weekend's rain and 50-plus-degree temperatures. But before the thaw arrived, ski conditions in the Adirondack... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Jan 17, 2013 — Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk more about three different types of moles that inhabit the region, and their habits. The Eastern American Mole and the Hairy-tailed Mole... Go to full article