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Altamont: After 18 Years, New Leadership

For the first time in eighteen years, voters in Altamont and Tupper Lake have elected a new town supervisor. Greg LaFrance ran unopposed for the seat left vacant when veteran supervisor Dean Lefebvre stepped down in September. The change follows a year of financial scandal and deep divisions on Altamont's town board. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Man Missing for 3 Weeks

Still no word from DEC authorities on the search for Sam LaRochelle. The 44-year-old Tupper Lake man has been missing for three weeks. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake: Altamont Town Supervisor Steps Down

In Tupper Lake, one of the region's veteran politicians says he'll step down next week. Democrat Dean LeFebvre announced that he'll resign as Altamont town supervisor after more than eighteen years on the job. As Brian Mann reports, the move follows a financial scandal that divided the town council.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Tupper Lake Synagogue

The Jewish Synagogue in Tupper Lake had been closed up for decades when a summer resident asked to take a look inside. What she found was a national treasure and she did the work to get it recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Long-time residents whose fathers had built the structure came together with others to restore it for their community. It's the story of one building and four women. Lamar Bliss reports.  Go to full article

People: Storyteller Fran Yardley

Todd Moe talks with Adirondack storyteller Fran Yardley. It's a conversation and story about Fran's father from her latest collection of stories, Beyond My Father's Shadow.  Go to full article

Facing Tax Hikes, Schools Slash Budgets

Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Budget Proposal Angers North Country Healthcare Leaders

The North Country's medical industry is reacting with anger to Governor Pataki's budget proposals, unveiled on Wednesday. Rural hospitals and nursing homes face a possible cut in Medicaid payments - and millions of dollars in new taxes. As Brian Mann reports, health care officials say the budget could mean lay-offs or cuts in services.  Go to full article

'Wise Buys' Details Emerging

Plans for a North Country based retail chain to replace the Ames stores are slowly emerging. Investors in the "Wise Buys" project say they're pushing aggressively to open stores in May. But as David Sommerstein reports, they have to overcome the risky retail business climate.  Go to full article

Political Fight In Tupper Lake: Altamont Town Supervisor Asked To Resign

Town officials in Tupper Lake are caught in an ugly political feud. Last week, the Altamont town board urged veteran supervisor Dean LeFebvre to resign. The move came after LeFebvre published a scathing letter in the town newspaper, attacking local leaders. As Brian Mann reports, the fight comes as the town is struggling with a major budget crisis, that's forced lay-offs and deep program cuts.  Go to full article

Schumer Courts Walmart for Tri-Lakes Region

Senator Charles Schumer is courting Walmart for the heart of the Adirondacks. In a letter last week, Schumer encouraged Walmart's CEO to look at putting in store in Saranac Lake or in the nearby village of Tupper Lake. Like many North Country communities, the two villages were home to Ames department stores, which closed this fall. Martha Foley talks with Mark Kurtz, chair of SAGA, Sound Adirondack Growth Alliance.  Go to full article

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