Hamden, CT, Sep 01, 2010 — A new poll finds New Yorkers split about whether a proposed mosque and community center should be constructed near Ground zero in lower Manhattan, but nearly three quarters think the organizers should voluntarily build somewhere else. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2010 — Military leaders at Fort Drum have agreed not to resume helicopter training missions at Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks during the time that a rare bird is nesting on the mountain's upper slopes.
The Army originally planned to restart high-altitude helicopter training at Whiteface in July, at the height of the nesting period for Bicknell's thrush, sparking an outcry from environmentalists.
As Chris Knight reports, the training missions have now been pushed back until later this summer and fall, after newly hatched Bicknell's thrushes have left their nests. Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Jul 29, 2010 — Vice President Joe Biden says Fort Drum's 2nd Brigade deserves "a hero's welcome" for its work training security forces in Iraq. Biden made a personal visit to the Army base near Watertown yesterday. He said it's the "dawn of a new era in Iraq" as the U.S. prepares to draw down 95,000 troops from the country. The security situation improved so much that Iraqi military and police took control more quickly than expected. That allowed the 2nd brigade to return home three months early. David Sommerstein was at Fort Drum for the vice president's visit and has our story. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 27, 2010 — The St. Lawrence University Golf Course in Canton will host a tournament on August 13th to help raise money for wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Jul 02, 2010 — It was a memorable homecoming for Secretary of the Army John McHugh. The longtime North Country Congressman made his first visit to Fort Drum since becoming Secretary as the... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Jun 30, 2010 — The Department of Defense is focusing more attention on post traumatic stress disorder, estimating that over 300,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from... Go to full article
Jun 28, 2010 — The front page of yesterday's New York Times featured a photograph of Fort Drum Sergeant Brian Keith. He's crying and clutching his wife and six month-old son, moments... Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Jun 15, 2010 — A major reorganization of NATO's southern command in Afghanistan is underway as thousands of fresh US troops arrive in Kandahar. The units are part of President Obama's... Go to full article