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1929 historical plaque commemorating the two continental army generals who led the campaign against the Iroquois. Photo: Brain Adler, released to public domaon
1929 historical plaque commemorating the two continental army generals who led the campaign against the Iroquois. Photo: Brain Adler, released to public domaon

Military museum slates program on Iroquois battle

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The American offensive against the Iroquois Confederacy in western New York during the Revolutionary War is the subject of an upcoming program at the New York State Military Museum.

The free Memorial Day weekend program at the museum in Saratoga Springs on Saturday will be presented by sociologist, artist and writer Robert Spiegelman.  Go to full article
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers' new veterans community residence will welcome its first residents sometime next month. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers' new veterans community residence will welcome its first residents sometime next month. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake center will welcome vets fighting addiction, PTSD

A new community residence for veterans suffering from both addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder is a few weeks away from opening its doors in Saranac Lake.

It's located in a quiet wooded lot near the main campus of St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers.

The center is meant to help veterans of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with veterans of the Vietnam War. St. Joseph's received $3 million in state funding to build the 25-bed, 10,000-square-foot facility.  Go to full article
WW II-era C-47 Skytrain "Whiskey 7" in Geneseo, N.Y. just prior to its departure. Photo: McDougall Communications, used with permission
WW II-era C-47 Skytrain "Whiskey 7" in Geneseo, N.Y. just prior to its departure. Photo: McDougall Communications, used with permission

D-Day plane restored in New York heading to France

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) A World War II transport plane that dropped American paratroopers on Normandy has departed a western New York airfield for D-Day's 70th anniversary commemoration in France.

The Douglas C-47 restored at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo took off Thursday afternoon from the museum's airfield. It's one of the last planes of its kind still flying and the only one from the U.S. participating in the June 6 events in Normandy.  Go to full article
F-35A fighters. Photo: USAF
F-35A fighters. Photo: USAF

Vermont judge says F-35 won't need land-use permit

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A Vermont environmental court judge says there's no need for a state land-use permit to bring F-35 fighter planes to the Burlington International Airport.

In a ruling issued Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Thomas Walsh rejected a call by F-35 opponents who argued an Act 250 permit would be needed to bring the planes to the airport.

The South Burlington airport is owned by the city of Burlington.  Go to full article
Col Tom Owens, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing congratulates Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer after presenting him with the Bronze Star with V for Valor. Photo: Senior Airman Carissa Cantone, NY Air National Guard
Col Tom Owens, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing congratulates Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer after presenting him with the Bronze Star with V for Valor. Photo: Senior Airman Carissa Cantone, NY Air National Guard

New York airman receives 2nd heroism medal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A member of a New York Air National Guard unit based on Long Island has been awarded a medal for bravery in Afghanistan for the second time in six months.

National Guard officials say Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer of Westhampton Beach received the Bronze Star with Valor during a ceremony held earlier this month at the Air National Guard base on Long Island that's home to the 106th Rescue Wing.  Go to full article
The modular synthesizer, played by Wes Kline, plays a major role in the piece. Photo: Joel Hurd
The modular synthesizer, played by Wes Kline, plays a major role in the piece. Photo: Joel Hurd

Listen: "Now at the Uncertain Hour" at Edwards Opera House

On Friday, NCPR, with Square Top Theatre and St. Lawrence University, presented "Now at the Uncertain Hour" a new theatre piece written by Damon Falke and directed by Charlie Pepiton (learn more about the piece in this interview with the show's creative team, on NCPR.)

According to
the show's web site, "Now at the Uncertain Hour" "takes the audience on a journey through the landscape of a soldier's memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind. The show asks: in the midst of the relentless currents of time, what can we take hold of that will go on, that will not be lost? The stories blend with the sounds of old time banjo and modular synthesizer to create a unique listening experience."  Go to full article
Lieutenant Colonel Abrahm DiMarco, at the edge of the rappelling tower, taken from a camera strapped to my helmet. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Lieutenant Colonel Abrahm DiMarco, at the edge of the rappelling tower, taken from a camera strapped to my helmet. Photo: Natasha Haverty

How to jump off a 40-foot tower like an ROTC cadet

Last Friday, eight Clarkson University students became Second Lieutenants of the United States Army. Students from four local colleges make up the Golden Knight Battalion, the North Country's ROTC unit, spending four years going to school and training.

But the Reserve Officer Training Corps is a small, and sometimes invisible minority here. So before the cadets said goodbye to the North Country, they invited the community on to their physical training course, to spend a few hours in their world. Natasha Haverty stopped by for a lesson in rappelling.  Go to full article
Sgt. Shawn Farrell II. Photo: U.S. Army
Sgt. Shawn Farrell II. Photo: U.S. Army

Flags half-staff in honor of Fort Drum soldier

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Flags on New York government buildings will be flying at half-staff to honor a Fort Drum soldier fatally injured during combat in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the flags will be lowered Thursday.  Go to full article
10th Mountain Division soldier Specialist Kerry Danyluk died of wounds sustained in a firefight in Afghanistan. Photo: U.S. Army.
10th Mountain Division soldier Specialist Kerry Danyluk died of wounds sustained in a firefight in Afghanistan. Photo: U.S. Army.

Flags at half-staff in honor of Fort Drum soldier

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Flags on New York government buildings will be flying at half-staff to honor of a Fort Drum soldier fatally injured during combat in Afghanistan earlier this month.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday says the flags will be lowered Thursday.

The Defense Department said Specialist Kerry Danyluk of Cuero, Texas, was injured on April 12 and died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany on April 15.  Go to full article

Gillibrand says she'll revive military sexual assault bill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she plans to keep fighting for a bill that would change the way rape and sexual assault crimes are prosecuted in the US military.

She says thousands of service members now being assaulted each year deserve more protection.  Go to full article

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