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State police in Ray Brook could add crime lab

New York State Police are planning a 13,000 square foot forensic crime lab and evidence storage facility at Troop B headquarters in Ray Brook. Plans for the building are currently being reviewed by the Adirondack Park Agency. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

APA in Ray Brook to get ?green? update

NYPA The Adirondack Park Agency headquarters in Ray Brook will get a $100-thousand green update thanks to the New York Power Authority. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

"Invasives" Fight Needs People and Money

Non-native plant species like zebra mussels, water milfoil, and purple loosestrife are called "invasives." They can overwhelm native species, upsetting whole ecosystems. In the Adirondacks, private groups that have been fighting invasives for years are now hoping for public help. Invasives are considered one of the most serious threats to the region's, and the state's, environment. A state task force studying the problem brought its draft report and recommendations to a meeting in Ray Brook this week. As Chris Knight reports, members found a receptive audience, with its own suggestions.  Go to full article

People, Places, Things: A Fishpond in the Adirondacks

Every so often during The 8 O'Clock Hour, we'll introduce you to a North Country resident. It could be your neighbor or a friend--someone with an odd job or a story to tell. Today, we visit a teenager and his fishpond in Ray Brook.  Go to full article

Music: All in the Family

The Waickman Family Band of Ray Brook performs early, classical, country dance and world music across the North Country. With three adopted children in the ensemble, the Waickmans have different family roots. But they share a common interest in music. Todd Moe caught up with most of the family recently for an impromptu home recital.  Go to full article

APA Tackles Backlog of Alleged Violations

The Adirondack Park Agency is meeting this week in Ray Brook. Included on this month's agenda are a half-dozen enforcement cases. The Agency is trying to sort out a backlog of more than a thousand alleged violations, some dating back nearly 20 years. Brian Mann talks with Martha Foley about the APA's efforts to enforce its environmental regulations.  Go to full article

New Chapel For State Prison, Built by State Prison Inmates

A crew of state prison inmates in Ray Brook has spent the summer building a new chapel. The men doing the work come from all the prison's religious groups. Jews and Christians and Muslims will share the chapel. As Brian Mann reports, inmates say the project has brought them closer to their faith.  Go to full article

Prisoner Death at Ray Brook Under Investigation

Officials at the federal prison in Ray Brook are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred on Monday morning. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Celebrating the Holidays with Ray Brook Inmates

Doing time is never easy, but the holidays can be especially hard. Last year, Brian Mann visited the state prison at Ray Brook, where inmates with good records enjoyed a rare celebration with their wives and children.  Go to full article

Prison Inmate Runs Fraud Scheme from Payphone

Federal officials say an inmate at the state prison in Ray Brook ran a securities fraud scheme using a public telephone. More than 200 investors thought they were buying hot internet stocks. They sent $8.5 million to bank accounts controlled by the prisoner. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

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