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Camp Gabriels will remain open

There's news of one local detail in the state budget. Camp Gabriels, which had been slated for closure under a Spitzer administration plan to streamline the state prison system, will be funded in this year's state budget and will remain open. An aide to state Senator Betty Little tells the Plattsburgh Press Republican there's a commitment from new Gov. David Paterson that Camp Gabriels will be funded in the 2008-2009 state budget. At least 130 jobs are at stake. The Spitzer decision to close Camp Gabriels, near Paul Smiths, had prompted union rallies in January. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

As NY prison populations shrink, job worries hit the North Country

Prison populations are booming across the United States, with one notable exception: Here in New York State the number of inmates has dropped each year since 1999, thanks in large part to a huge drop in the number of low-level offenders behind bars. Those empty jail beds have even led Governor Spitzer to push for the closure of four prisons -- including Camp Gabriels near Saranac Lake. NPR's Robert Smith and our own Brian Mann produced a two-part special report on the trend. First, Robert Smith looks at where all those prisoners went.  Go to full article

Prisons to close in Franklin, Saratoga Counties

The Spitzer administration announced on Friday plans to close four New York prisons, including two in the North Country. Camp McGregor in Saratoga County and Camp Gabriels north of Saranac Lake, both minimum security facilities, are both slated to close in 2009. At least 130 jobs will be lost in Franklin County alone. As Brian Mann reports, local officials were shocked by the decision, which came with no advance notice.  Go to full article

Two towns struggle to keep post offices

Two small North Country towns could lose their post offices. And this has residents worried about their towns' futures. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Adk. hamlet worries about its little post office

Town officials in Brighton say the Post Office is planning to leave its Gabriels branch closed for the foreseeable future. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ice-Walled Lake Plains

Sometimes lakes appear on top of old glacier deposits. Dr. Curt Stager explains that some potato fields in Gabriels, NY have exhibited the characteristics of ice-walled lake plains.  Go to full article

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