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Hundreds in North Country Without Power Seek Shelter

Parts of the north country are still without power this morning, following Friday's powerful windstorm. At least two people died in the gale. National Grid says about 30,000 of its customers are still without power, most of them in rural parts of eastern New York. At the peak of the storm, more than 325,000 utility customers across New York state lost power. Parts of Moriah, Westport, and Saratoga Springs were still without electricity yesterday, braving single-digit temperatures. Brian Mann spoke Monday morning with Eileen Reardon, executive director of the Adirondack-Saratoga chapter of the Red Cross.  Go to full article
Nathalie Leduc, Nancy Reich & Sen. Clinton (Source:  Nancie Battaglia)
Nathalie Leduc, Nancy Reich & Sen. Clinton (Source: Nancie Battaglia)

New Women?s Crisis Shelter Opens In Southern Franklin County

Women and children in southern Franklin county have a new refuge if they're suffering from domestic violence. An organization called Comlinks unveiled a safe house on Sunday that will offer emergency shelter. In the past, women were forced to drive fifty miles.As Brian Mann reports, advocates say the home will offer families a chance to start over away from the threat of abuse and intimidation.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Refugee Shelter In Fight With County

Officials in Clinton County want a Plattsburgh refugee shelter to apply for a health permit normally required for motel operators. The Salvation Army church - which runs the shelter - has refused. The church's leader says the permit would limit his ability to help asylum seekers trying to cross the border into Canada. As Brian Mann reports, this legal fight comes at a time when Plattsburgh is bracing for another flood of refugees.  Go to full article

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