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Top military officials talk Afghanistan's future in Lake Placid

Some of the most powerful military leaders in the world visited Lake Placid over the weekend to talk about the future of the war in Afghanistan. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to the Olympic Village, along with top military leaders from Europe. Jacob Resneck has our story.  Go to full article

Adirondack group wants to bridge divides in Park

We heard yesterday about the debate over floatplanes in the Adirondack Park. Disagreement over tourist flights to Lows Lake has triggered a new round of finger-pointing and accusations. A group called the Adirondacks' Common Ground Alliance is hoping to ease some of the tensions inside the blue line. The Alliance has been trying to identify issues that all sides can agree on, including green groups, local leaders, and state officials. Jacob Resneck attended a meeting this week at Paul Smiths and has our story.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake man could be deported

A Saranac Lake man faces deportation to India after being arrested by federal agents last month. The Indian national, whose children are U.S. citizens and wife is a permanent resident, was picked up by a task force aimed at clearing a backlog of undocumented foreigners living in the country. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Suspected smuggler indicted

A 25-year-old suspected marijuana smuggler shot and wounded by two U.S. border agents this spring has been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article
Republican incumbent John McHugh and Democratic challenger Mike Oot
Republican incumbent John McHugh and Democratic challenger Mike Oot

McHugh agrees to debate Oot

North Country Congressman John McHugh agreed Thursday to face his Democratic challenger Mike Oot in three debates next month in the race for New York's 23rd Congressional District seat. The decision comes after several weeks of wrangling, especially over a proposed town hall-style format. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Olympic Authority trims plans to cope with budget cuts

Officials with the Olympic Regional Development Authority say state budget cuts have forced them to borrow more money to finish upgrades at Gore and Whiteface mountains. The budget cuts have raised new questions about the proposed conference center in Lake Placid and a ski-area interconnect in North Creek. As Jacob Resneck reports, the belt-tightening could also mean fewer seasonal jobs this winter.  Go to full article

New ?green? rules in place for DOT work in the Adirondacks

Top officials with three state agencies met at a rest stop along the Adirondack Northway yesterday. They announced that New York's Department of Transportation has agreed to a new set of guidelines for projects inside the Adirondack Park. As Jacob Resneck reports, the new agreement follows years of tension between the DOT, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Adirondack Park Agency.  Go to full article

Talks over Big Tupper resort postponed

Closed-door talks over the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake have been postponed again by more than seven weeks. Developer Michael Foxman says he's refining parts of the proposal, which includes a resort and condo development near the Big Tupper ski area. Parties to the controversial talks have met three times since April, when mediation first began. As Jacob Resneck reports, negotiations seem to be focusing on the plan for "great camp" mansions which environmental groups have opposed.  Go to full article

Leaders scheme to keep prison open

Local leaders working keep the Camp Gabriels prison viable are pushing proposals to add educational opportunities and expand addiction treatment at the prison. The state corrections commissioner was on site to hear how the minimum security prison could tap into community resources. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Cooperation, common ground sought in Long Lake

More than 160 people, from government officials to special interest groups from all spectrums, gathered in Long Lake yesterday. They set aside their differences to talk about the challenges that Adirondack communities are facing and to look for common ground. It was the second annual meeting of the Common Ground Alliance, a group that hopes to find opportunities to replace conflict with cooperation. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

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