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Rain soaks Champlain Valley

Rain is hammering the northeastern corner of New York State. National Weather Service records show July was the wettest on record. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Storm-battered North Country still recovering - overnight shelter opened in Ticonderoga, Hague hardest hit

The recovery continues this morning following Saturday's brutal winter storm that knocked out power and closed roads across the North Country. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Books: Once Upon A Time To Die For

The Warren County hamlet of Wevertown is the crime scene in a new novel by Rosemary Miner. Actually, the murder occurs in a 19th century Adirondack tannery. Once Upon a Time To Die For is Miner's first historical murder-mystery. It follows the tribulations of amateur sleuth Gracie Wickham, the daughter of a local doctor. Todd Moe asked Rosemary Miner why the book is set in the 1870's.  Go to full article
Christ Church, Pottersville, after the fire. Courtesy Diocese of Albany
Christ Church, Pottersville, after the fire. Courtesy Diocese of Albany

Arson Burns Historic Adirondack Church

The Warren County Sheriff's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say a fire that destroyed the Episcopal church in Pottersville was arson. The church burned last Tuesday, triggering a full-scale investigation. Federal agents have interviewed more than 75 people. They're offering a $5000 reward for information. The fire followed two burglaries and other acts of vandalism in mid-May. On Sunday, Episcopal Bishop Daniel Herzog held a service and a ceremony of healing in Pottersville. The church had a small congregation, with fewer than 20 members. Brian Mann spoke with John Watson, who has served as church warden at the Episcopal church for more than 30 years.  Go to full article

Preview: Upper Hudson Whitewater Derby

Canoeists and kayakers of all skill levels will gather in the Town of Johnsburg this weekend for the 49th Annual Upper Hudson River Whitewater Derby. The event included the Chuck Severance Memorial Race last Saturday. Pete Burns, owner of Wevertown's Beaver Brook Outfitters, is chairman of this year's derby. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Police Concerned as Felon Comes Home

According to the Glens Falls Post Star, a violent felon with a history of assault against women is living at the Madden Hotel on the city's South St. after getting out of prison in New Hampshire last week. The paper reports Lawrence Woodard was housed at The Madden after applying for social services assistance Thursday. The 52 year-old man is originally from Queensbury. He was released last week from state prison in New Hampshire after serving a maximum term - 26 years - for stabbing a woman 19 times. Gregory Warner reports that Woodard's history led New Hampshire officials to contact local authorities.  Go to full article

Lake George Boat Tragedy Report Due Soon

The Warren County sheriff says his agency soon will release its final report on the Lake George boat tragedy. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
The <i>Ethan Allen</i>.
The Ethan Allen.

Lake George Tourboat Accident Claims 21 Elderly Tourists

At least 21 elderly tourists died yesterday in on Lake George when their sightseeing boat capsized in a bay near Diamond Point. Many of the 49 passengers aboard were with a tour group from Michigan. The 40-foot boat, the Ethan Allen, overturned so quickly that few of the victims had a chance to pull on life jackets. As Brian Mann reports, local people did their best to rescue survivors.  Go to full article

A Main Street View of an Interstate Detour

Martha Foley talks with Phil McLaughlin, owner of The Coffee Room in Warrensburg, about how traffic is moving in the village. Warrensburg is one end of the Adirondack Northway detour caused by a mudslide earlier this week.  Go to full article

More Rainfall Hammers Adirondacks

Martha Foley has the latest on relief and recovery efforts inthe eastern and southern Adirondacks, where heavy rainfall has been damaging roads and bridges.  Go to full article

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