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Yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a series of recommendations to make transporting crude oil by rail safer; in an unusual move, the NTSB recommendations are in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of...
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News stories tagged with "safety"
Jun 20, 2007 — Paul Smiths College has drawn criticism in recent weeks, following the alcohol-related deaths of two students in May. But academic and law enforcement officials across the region say the problem of underage drinking is complicated, with few easy answers. In the final part of our series on alcohol and campus safety, Brian Mann reports that the debate often winds up in a legal and ethical gray zone. Go to full article
Jun 19, 2007 — This week, we're looking at the issue of drinking and safety on college campuses. Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne announced last week that criminal charges are still possible following the alcohol-related deaths of two students at Paul Smiths College. Champagne says state police are still investigating the drownings of 20 year-old Sean Cornell and 18 year-old Lee Walker. The students died when their canoes overturned on Lower St. Regis Lake last month as they returned from a party. State police said drinking alcohol contributed to their deaths. Champagne said they're looking into how Cornell, Walker and other underage students at the party obtained alcohol. Yesterday, Brian Mann reported on the controversy surrounding Paul Smiths College, where five young people have died in the last three years. Brian spoke with Paul Smiths President John Mills, who says the school is working hard to keep older students from supplying liquor to friends who are underage. Go to full article
Jun 18, 2007 — This spring, two Paul Smiths College students died following a late-night drinking party. 20 year-old Sean Cornell of Manchester Center, Vermont, and 18-year-old Lee Walker of Enosburg Falls, Vermont drowned when their canoes overturned. They were paddling back to campus across Lower St. Regis Lake. The tragedy followed three alcohol-related deaths at the school in 2005. Some community leaders say Paul Smiths has made huge strides, working to keep students safe. But the school faces a lawsuit and simmering public criticism over its handling of student alcohol abuse. This week, we'll look at the controversy at Paul Smiths College. We'll also look at the changing ethics of alcohol on college campuses. Here's Brian Mann with part one of our special three-part report. Go to full article
May 09, 2007 — State police investigators say two Paul Smiths College students who drowned last Friday night were paddling on Lower St. Regis Lake without life jackets. Four other students made it to shore after the canoes capsized. A state police investigator told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that alcohol was found at the scene of the accident, but it's unclear whether Sean Cornell and Lee Walker had been drinking. A toxicology test is being conducted. Tuesday afternoon, dozens of students and faculty gathered on the shore of St. Regis Lake to remember the victims of the accident. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Apr 19, 2007 — Senate Democrats are calling for a meeting with the leaders of the state's public and private colleges to institute new safety measures for campuses in New York, following the Virginia Tech murders. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 05, 2006 — ATV riders suffered another setback this week in the Adirondacks. A state supreme court judge ruled Tuesday that the Warren County town of Horicon can't allow 4-wheeler traffic on roads that pass through the forest preserve. The town had been sued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 26, 2006 — Officials in northern New York, Vermont, and Ontario are urging snowmobile riders to stay off of frozen lakes and rivers. A warmer-than-usual January combined with several rainstorms have left patchy ice conditions in many areas. Two deaths have been reported in Ontario over the last week after sleds went through the ice. In the north country, two men are in critical condition following break-throughs. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2006 — The popularity of 4-wheeled all-terrain vehicles continues to grow. Nationwide sales in 2005 were expected to top nine hundred thousand machines. Here in the north country, ATV riding has surged in popularity, despite a shortage of safe, legal riding trails. A Federal agency now says 4-wheeler crashes are causing too many deaths and serious injuries, especially among children. Ten kids die every month in America while riding adult-sized ATVs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering new rules designed to keep kids from riding full-powered machines. Leading consumer advocates and health groups hope to see an outright ban on the sale of adult ATVs for use by children. But as Brian Mann reports, the industry says that kind of prohibition would be impossible to enforce. Go to full article