Oct 07, 2013 — Many civilian employees placed on furlough by the government shutdown are going back to work at Ft. Drum.
In a statement Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that workers who contribute to the "morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members" will be exempted from the shutdown furloughs, and will be called back. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2013 — New York Sen. Charles Schumer was in Lowville, in Lewis County, on Friday, to announce the restoration of funding for the state's rural hospitals as part of the fiscal cliff deal.
After his announcement, Schumer responded to reporters' questions about other issues, including sequestration, automatic across-the-board spending cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn't enact another deficit reduction plan soon. Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Sep 12, 2011 — As the nation marked the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, yesterday, a formal ceremony was held at Ft. Drum to remember the victims and the 10 years of military action that followed that day's events.
The morning ceremony took place outside the post's Mark W. Clark Hall, where a monument memorializes 9/11. Joanna Richards was there and has the story. Go to full article