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Community colleges gain financial independence

A state court ruling issued yesterday is expected to give community colleges more control over their budgets, weakening the influence of county governments. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Army may pull NC air med-evac support

The North Country could soon lose one of only two air med-evac providers. The region has been covered by Life Flight - a non-profit that uses one state-police helicopter based in Saranac Lake. And by MAST - the "Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic" unit based at Fort Drum. Last year, Army officials indicated the MAST unit would be transferred to a training facility in Washington State. As Jonathan Brown reports, this could leave Jefferson, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties without critical back up med-evac flights.  Go to full article

NCCC move prompts opposition

The leadership of North Country Community College met Thursday with elected officials from the college's two sponsoring counties to discuss the future of the main campus in Saranac Lake. Facing a surge in enrollment and a lack of space, the college Board of Trustees is weighing whether to renovate the Saranac Lake campus or move to the former Upstate Biotechnology property outside Lake Placid. The counties would have to approve and help pay for whatever option is selected. As Chris Knight reports, some county officials said they would oppose any plan to leave Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

North Country in Spitzer's speech

There were some direct North Country references in Governor Spitzer's State of the State speech. Martha Foley has a summary, including reactions from regional lawmakers.  Go to full article

After Oil, What?

The world will eventually run out of oil. The question is how much we have left. And a growing number of geologists and scientists, even oil industry executives, are warning - not much. But that's not even the real problem. The real problem comes sooner: as we start to run out, after we pass what's known as the peak of oil production, oil will get increasingly expensive. And that affects everything from gas prices to heating oil to transporting food from farm to supermarkets.
     Richard Heinberg is the author of two books on the issue: The Party's Over - Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Powerdown - Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. He told Gregory Warner, we're talking about a drastic change to civilization as we know it.
     Richard Heinberg will be speaking Friday evening at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton. He's also giving public lectures every Tuesday and Thursday this month at SUNY Potsdam in room 319 of Satterly Hall.  Go to full article
Researcher Heather Root goes to work (Source: H. Root)
Researcher Heather Root goes to work (Source: H. Root)

Researcher Finds New Mite Species in Adks

A researcher from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has discovered a brand new species living in the Adirondacks. Heather Root, who grew up in Essex, Vermont, found at least one new type of tiny tree mite in the maple tree canopy at the Huntington Wildlife Forest near Newcomb. Root presented her discovery last month at the Ninth Annual Northeast Natural History Conference in Albany. Root did her research while dangling in a harness high above the ground. She told Brian Mann that she also found rare forms of lichen, not seen in the Adirondacks for decades.  Go to full article

SUNY Faculty Demand Budget Veto Override

The union representing professors and other staff at public colleges and universities rallied at the capitol Friday. They're calling for a legislative override of Governor Pataki's budget vetoes to the SUNY and CUNY systems. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Colleges Push For Veto Overrides

Last month, SUNY advocates crowed that the state budget is "the best higher education budget in a generation." Governor Pataki's vetoes nixed that, cutting into new faculty hires, construction projects, and tuition assistance. As David Sommerstein reports, North Country colleges - public and private - are urging lawmakers to override.  Go to full article

Legislature Draws Lines in Budget Battle

Assembly Democrats are proposing more aid to public colleges, including aid for part time students who are working to finance their education. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Asks for More Money

The Chancellor of the State University of New York says the only way to avert a tuition increase included in Governor Pataki's budget, is for the legislature to give the SUNY system more money. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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