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Captain William Swenson, pictured during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat there. Photo provided by Fort Drum
Captain William Swenson, pictured during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan with the Army's 10th Mountain Division, will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during combat there. Photo provided by Fort Drum

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/18/13

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Ogdensburg City Hall was packed yesterday with people who are against a proposal to close the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. The federal budget sequester might mean more personnel cutbacks at Fort Drum. Critics of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad are dissatisfied with the way state officials have gathered public opinion about the rail corridor. Captain William Swenson, a former 10th Mountain Division soldier, will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during a 2009 battle in Afghanistan. New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is looking for entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state's pension fund and private equity managers. Todd Moe talks with Potsdam Museum Curator Mimi Van Deusen about this weekend's Sandstone Festival. We also get a rare conversation with "Horse Whisperer" Chris Irwin, who is visiting Lake Placid this week. And a Heard Up North: underwear is the medium for one pair of traveling artists.

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