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From left, St. Joseph's CEO Bob Ross, Cindy Garso of North Woods Engineering and Joe Lomonaco of Architecture Plus review the site of a proposed community residence in Saranac Lake. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
From left, St. Joseph's CEO Bob Ross, Cindy Garso of North Woods Engineering and Joe Lomonaco of Architecture Plus review the site of a proposed community residence in Saranac Lake. Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise

St. Joe's, neighbors seek compromise on vets' residence

Neighbors of St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake are concerned about plans for a new treatment facility for veterans struggling with substance abuse addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

St. Joseph's wants to change the zoning of a vacant, 3-acre parcel of land near its main campus to accommodate the 10,000-square foot veterans' community residence. But neighbors say the zoning change, and the uses and activities associated with the project, would impact the character of the mostly residential area.

As Chris Knight reports, the two sides met late last week to talk about a compromise.  Go to full article
Yeah, I feel good but I feel good for our veterans.

Saranac Lake celebrates new VA Clinic

Veterans from the Tri-Lakes gathered in downtown Saranac Lake Thursday afternoon for the grand opening of a new veterans affairs clinic.

The facility actually opened to patients in July and this week's event was more ceremonial in nature.

As Chris Morris reports, Thursday's occasion was an emotional one - especially for those who spent years making it a reality.  Go to full article

Schumer & Gillibrand visit Adirondacks

New York's two U.S. Senators will make rare joint appearances in the Adirondacks today. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Margaret Mahan, Drew Matott and Tom Lascell complete a batch of paper at SLU
Margaret Mahan, Drew Matott and Tom Lascell complete a batch of paper at SLU

Art from the fibers of war

A group of artists and veterans has returned to St. Lawrence University this month along with a sample of artwork made from military uniforms. Through the Combat Paper Project's paper making workshops, vets use their uniforms worn in combat to create healing, therapeutic works of art. The project began a few years ago in Burlington and has chapters around the country. Workshops, exhibits and artists' talks have been held in dozens of locations in the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe. Todd Moe stopped by the art studios at St. Lawrence University to watch the paper making process -- where old uniforms become art and vets reconcile their experiences.  Go to full article

Gillibrand looks to extend tax cut for hiring vets

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government can help returning veterans find work. Last year, lawmakers approved a tax credit for businesses that hire vets. Now, Gillibrand says Congress should make these credits permanent. Of approximately 3,000 veterans in the North Country who qualify for the tax credits, she says more than 560 are unemployed. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Adirondack vets welcome local VA clinic

Veterans in the Tri-Lakes are should get relief soon from long drives for medical care. New York Veterans Administration officials were in Essex County last week to announce plans for a new clinic in Saranac lake, and relocation of the existing clinic in Elizabethtown. That old clinic will remain in Elizabethtown until a new location is found. The Saranac Lake clinic is the result of years of lobbying led by one local vet, Frank Karl. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake as soldiers' haven

A broad-based coalition of community leaders and veteran advocates are working to bring a first-of-its-kind retreat and reintegration facility for veterans, active military personnel and their families to Saranac Lake. Patriot Hills at Saranac Lake involves construction of a $30 million hotel and conference center that would host a wide range of support programs, counseling and services for military personnel and their families from across the Northeast. While it still has plenty of hurdles to overcome, organizers say the project would build on Saranac Lake's history as a pioneering health resort by making the village a center for veteran healing. As Chris Knight reports, the project could also breathe new life into the local economy.  Go to full article
Nathan Lewis on the set of <Green Zone</em>
Nathan Lewis on the set of

Potsdam vet plays himself in "Green Zone"

Tonight the new Iraq war thriller Green Zone opens in theaters across the North Country. It stars Matt Damon and deals with the Army's futile search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Director Paul Greengrass used real veterans of the war in Iraq in minor roles, including one from the North Country. Nathan Lewis is a student at SUNY Potsdam. He fought in Iraq at the beginning of the war in 2003. He later became an outspoken critic of it with Fort Drum's chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Lewis told David Sommerstein Greengrass reached out to veterans' groups for casting.  Go to full article

New questions about Elizabethtown VA clinic

The Veterans Affiars clinic at Elizabethtown Community Hospital is moving. But it's still unclear where the clinic will be located. As Chris Morris explains, federal officials now say they hope to open a second clinic in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article
The VFW Post 1231 color guard on Veterans' Day in Canton.
The VFW Post 1231 color guard on Veterans' Day in Canton.

Veterans remember their own in Canton

Wednesday was Veterans' Day across America. The holiday is especially poignant this year so soon after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood in Texas and so near to President Obama's decision over how to go forward in Afghanistan. But in towns across the North Country, Veterans' Day is celebrated as it always is, with solemn ceremonies remembering the men and women of the region who helped defend this country. In Canton, about 50 people gathered in front of the town hall on Main Street. Each year, the color guard of VFW Post 1231 raises the flag in memory of one local veteran. As trucks rumbled down Route 11, Chaplain John Saucier recalled the life of Donald White. White joined the Army in March 1943. He was assigned to the 512th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.  Go to full article

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