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Nat'l Guard Families Braced for Send-Off

Some 2000 family members and friends filled Fort Drum's McGrath Gymnasium Saturday for an emotional farewell to 700 New York National Guardsmen. The soldiers, many from the North Country, are in the final preparations for a year-long mission in Iraq.
They will soon become the first New York National Guard infantry unit sent into combat since World War Two. They'll replace an active duty combat force serving in Iraq. The 108th's roots date back to 1898 when it was created as a voluntary infantry unit. Today, its members come from all across upstate New York and western Vermont. As David Sommerstein reports, families are bracing themselves for a difficult year ahead.  Go to full article
<i>Fusia</i>, sculpted by Chris, Mike and Bill Woodward, won the 2003 contest in St. Regis Falls.
Fusia, sculpted by Chris, Mike and Bill Woodward, won the 2003 contest in St. Regis Falls.

Let it Snow: Sculptors Gather in Glens Falls

Snow sculpting teams are showcasing their talents this week by carving 8-ton blocks of snow during a 72-hour sculpt-a-thon in downtown Glens Falls. The 19th Annual New York State Snow Sculpting Contest continues through Saturday. Kent Gregson, of Olmstedville, is one of the artists competing this year.  Go to full article

Pulp Wood Prices Up 30 Percent

After two years of painfully low prices, loggers in the North Country are seeing a rebound this fall. According to an article in the Glens Falls Post Star, prices for pulp wood have risen thirty percent in recent months. Brian Mann spoke with Eric Johnson, editor of Northern Logger magazine, based in Old Forge.  Go to full article

NY Nat'l Guard Reservists Bound for Iraq

An infantry battalion of the New York National Guard has been mobilized by the Defense Department for service in the Middle East. More than 100 people from units based in Saranac Lake, Ogdensburg, Morrisonville and Glens Falls are among the 670 members of the 27th Light Infantry Brigade, scheduled to be deployed to Iraq this winter.  Go to full article

War Rallies Pro & Con: In Glens Falls, Hard Words Between Neighbors

Media attention over the weekend focused on the war in Iraq - and on massive protests in New York City. But the war has also come home to small towns here in the North Country. Rallies and vigils and prayer services have been held across the region. In Glens Falls, peace protesters and those who support the war squared off Saturday in a tense confrontation. Both sides say they want American troops home safely. But as Brian Mann reports, the two rallies demonstrated a deep divisions in the way people see this war.  Go to full article

Glens Falls Mill to Rehire Workers

Some former paper mill workers in Glens Falls will soon be offered their jobs back. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

GE Strike Looms In Fort Edward

General Electric's factories in Fort Edward and Schenectady are facing their first national strike in more than thirty years. GE's largest unions - representing some twenty thousand workers - say they'll stage a two-day protest next week. As Brian Mann reports, local businesses worry that a longer dispute could follow.  Go to full article
Adirondack Vets House
Adirondack Vets House

New Homeless Shelter in Glens Falls Serves Military Veterans

The state of New York has given nearly 170 thousand dollars to a new homeless shelter in Glens Falls, that offers transitional housing to military veterans. The shelter was established when a government survey found a high number of vets in the region who are living in "inadequate housing". Brian Mann spoke with the shelter's director and has our story.

To contact the Adirondack Vets House, please call 1-518-793-6545.  Go to full article

First Winter Snowstorm: Centers Around Glens Falls

A snowstorm that hit the southern and eastern Adirondacks knocked out power to roughly forty thousand homes over the last two days. Niagara Mohawk has sent dozens of crews into the region. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Primary Preview: 113th Assembly District

Voters across the North Country will go to the polls next Tuesday to decide party primaries. In the 113th Assembly district, a strong field of Republicans and Democrats are campaigning hard. At a debate last night in Glens Falls, the five candidates answered questions about economic development and the future of the Adirondack Park. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

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