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Capt. William D. Swenson in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, March 2009. Photo: U.S. Army
Capt. William D. Swenson in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, March 2009. Photo: U.S. Army

The Eight O'clock Hour, 10/15/13

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President Obama will present the Medal of Honor today to a former 10th Mt. Division captain for bravery during combat in Afghanistan. In Lake Erie, potentially toxic algae blooms are reappearing due to run off from farms and sewage treatment plants. A locomotive used by the Adirondack Scenic Railroad was heavily damaged by vandals. The body of a hiker who vanished back in September has been located in Keene. A lawsuit is shaping up against the company New York Air Brake, over former chemical dumping that Watertown residents say made them sick. Governor Cuomo has appointed a new commission to look at cutting property and other taxes. Plus: a snapshot of the St. Lawrence River's fishery, and a conversation with James Tolkan, director of a production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town in Lake Placid.

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