Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 18, 2012 — One of the uncomfortable truths about the terror attacks on 9/11 is that some families have carried a far greater burden during the months and years that followed. The Olsen family, from Saranac Lake, have spent much of the last decade separated; Chaplain Eric Olsen first mobilized for duty at ground zero in New York City, then for war in Iraq.
In a special documentary production aired for the 10th anniversary of the terror attack, Brian Mann produced a special documentary telling the story of how 9/11 shaped the lives of Eric and Susan Olsen, and their sons Garth and Evan.
This first aired Sept. 12, 2011. It recently won an Edward R. Murrrow award for best radio documentary. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 17, 2012 — It was billed as a project that could transform the community and bring hope and healing to veterans and their families.
Two years later, Patriot Hills at Saranac Lake has a different name, no paid staff, little money raised and held only two programs last year.
Organizers of what is now called Homeward Bound Adirondacks, a proposed retreat and reintegration center for veterans and their families, insist the project is still moving forward, although not at the pace they initially hoped.
As Chris Knight reports, fundraising challenges and disputes about the project's direction are largely to blame. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2012 — A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people, including three American soldiers, at a park in Afghanistan this week. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in what's usually a relatively peaceful region north of Kabul.
Such violence is one big reason 20-year old Maryam Laly wanted to leave Kabul, and attend school in the north country. She's currently a first year student at St. Lawrence University. Julie Grant spoke with Laly, and files this report... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Mar 09, 2012 — The Potsdam Museum recently rediscovered an historic War of 1812 officer's uniform in its archives -- just in time for bicentennial commemorations. Museum officials say the... Go to full article
Hogansburg, NY, Mar 08, 2012 — A Mohawk veterans group wants the federal government to recognize the contributions of "code talkers" during the D-Day invasion of Europe during World War Two. The Navajo... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Feb 09, 2012 — Fort Drum's 3rd Brigade Combat Team is beginning to come home after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The brigade, about 3,500 soldiers, was sent to an area just west of... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Feb 06, 2012 — Neighbors of St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake are concerned about plans for a new treatment facility for veterans struggling with substance abuse addiction... Go to full article
Jan 18, 2012 — Fifty years ago, in the early morning darkness of Jan. 16, 1962, an Air Force jet bomber slammed into the top of Wright Peak, in the Adirondack backcountry near Lake Placid.... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Jan 06, 2012 — President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced sweeping plans for the country's defense yesterday. The new strategy has to accommodate a half billion... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Dec 22, 2011 — A $54 million federal appropriation will set off another round of construction at Fort Drum. Some of the money will go toward new projects and some will go toward... Go to full article