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RCPA moving headquarters to Saranac Lake

The Residents' Committee to Protect the Adirondacks is moving to Saranac Lake from its longtime base in North Creek. After its longtime executive director, Peter Bauer, left last September to lead the Fund for Lake George, the RCPA hired a new executive director and plans to hire a conservation director soon. Jacob Resneck has details.  Go to full article

ComLinks faces more turmoil

One of the North Country's biggest non-profit agencies faces more turmoil this week. ComLinks, based in Malone, provides regional housing, home heating, and food assistance. On Friday, ComLinks fired two of its top administrators. Now the organization's board is considering a plan that would close a subsidized housing project in North Creek. Jacob Resneck has details.  Go to full article
Artist's image of the convention center.
Artist's image of the convention center.

APA OKs two Lake Placid projects

A key Adirondack Park Agency committee has signed off on two major expansions for Lake Placid's hospitality industry. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Wind project divides Brandon

From Lake Ontario to Lake Champlain, wind projects are dividing small towns struggling to balance the interests of town residents with the ambitious proposals brought by wind companies. Now, allegations of conflicts-of-interest in at least one Franklin County town have attracted the scrutiny of the district attorney and state investigators. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Audit critical of credit card use by towns

A state audit released yesterday found some Adirondack towns misused their credit cards and travel expense accounts. It says trustees in the village of Lake Placid played rounds of golf and threw a party on taxpayers' dime. Local officials say they're fixing their policies. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Museum delays Lake Placid expansion

The Adirondack Museum has pushed back groundbreaking for its controversial Lake Placid branch to next year. The Blue Mt. Lake-based museum had hoped to start construction this past fall, but continuing controversy over the deign, and the weakening economy have slowed the schedule down. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article

Hydrogen from hydro power planned for Olympic village

Across the North Country, there are dozens of old dams and millponds sitting unused. A century ago, they provided vital hydro-power for the region's industries. Now the mayor of Lake Placid hopes to see a dam on one Adirondack river brought back to life. The goal is to put the Olympic village on the cutting edge of the new post-oil economy, testing a new system for producing environmentally friendly hydrogen. Independent producer Jacob Resneck has our story.  Go to full article

Union workers approve ORDA contract

Olympic Authority workers and management have reached agreement in Lake Placid. The new contract won strong support from local union members. It runs through 2009, and affects workers at Gore Mountain in North Creek, as well as Whiteface Mt. and the Lake Placid Olympic venues. Jacob Resneck has more from Lake Placid.  Go to full article
ComLinks CEO Nancy Reich (second from right) with Sen. Clinton (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)
ComLinks CEO Nancy Reich (second from right) with Sen. Clinton (Source: Nancie Battaglia)

ComLinks employees call for resignation of CEO

Employees at Com Links, one of the region's leading social service agencies, say the not-for-profit organization is in crisis. Staff-members signed a petition earlier this month calling for removal of the group's long-time CEO, Nancy Reich. They point to deepening financial problems and to a series of personnel disputes, including a controversy surrounding a sexual harassment case. But as independent producer Jacob Resneck reports, the president of ComLinks' board of directors says he still has confidence in Reich's leadership.  Go to full article
An increasingly militarized US-Canada border
An increasingly militarized US-Canada border

Emergency vehicles delayed at US-Canada border

For generations, American and Canadian ambulance and fire crews have rushed across the border to each other's aid in times of emergency. But local officials on both sides of the border say new Homeland Security rules are creating dangerous delays, slowing response times and threatening partnerships that formed over a century ago. Federal officials promise improvements, but new passport rules could make the situation even more complicated. Independent producer Jacob Resneck has this special report.  Go to full article

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