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Saranac Lake School District Sues Contractors

The Saranac Lake Central School district is suing contractors for three million dollars. The suit follows discovery of structural flaws in new construction that began in 1996. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

NY National Guard, pt. 2: The Families Left Behind

Almost 700 National Guardsmen from around New York are at Ft. Drum, training for a 12 month assignment in Iraq. In part one of our series, we heard about their physical training, and the emotional and mental preparations as well. Their families are also making a transition. They're losing a husband, a son, a father, a brother, a boyfriend for a year a half. They're learning to pick up the slack at home and cope with the daily news of attacks and violence where their loved ones are headed.
As National Guard families, most never expected to be in this situation. David Sommerstein finds many are simply opposed to the deployment.  Go to full article
Civil disturbance training in the rain

New York's National Guard, pt. 1: Training For Iraq

More than 650 members of New York's National Guard are training at Fort Drum Army base near Watertown. They're preparing to become full-time soldiers for a year in Iraq. It's the first time the New York National Guard has been activated for wartime service since World War II. Many of the Guardsmen are from North Country towns, from Massena and Ogdensburg to Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. In the first of a two-part series on the deployment, David Sommerstein reports on making the physical and mental transition required to move from the North Country to an unstable combat zone.  Go to full article

Park Agency Restricts Wilderness Recreation

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved new restrictions on outdoor recreation in the Dix and Giant Mountain wilderness areas. The plan is designed to cut over-use in one of...  Go to full article

Emergency Declared in the Town of Moriah

According to state police and the Essex County Sheriff's office, a state of emergency has been declared in the Town of Moriah. Details are sketchy, but the town is...  Go to full article

Decision Could Restrict Adirondack ATV Traffic

All-terrain vehicle groups say their sport is growing fast, with an estimated 300,000 4-wheelers in New York state. But a series of court decisions have made it difficult...  Go to full article

APA Considers Climbers' Impact on Wilderness

The Adirondack Park Agency begins review this morning of changes to management plans for the Dix and the Giant Mountain Wilderness Areas. As Brian Mann reports, the agency...  Go to full article

New Tourism Study Out

A new study is giving the region's tourism industry some facts and figures to chew on. Martha Foley talks with Laurie Marr, executive director of the Northern New York Travel...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake: The Village Where Art Happens

The North Country has a rich tradition of supporting the arts. In Saranac Lake that energy has blossomed in recent years, as a growing number of painters and writers and...  Go to full article

Timberland Sales Could Reshape Adirondack Park

Half of the Adirondack Park's six million acres are privately owned. Big timber companies like International Paper and Finch Pruyn control much of that land. But in recent...  Go to full article

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