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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
Damage on I-87.  Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.
Damage on I-87. Photo by Adirondack Park Agency.

Workers Scramble to Repair Northway

Interstate 87 remains closed in both directions between exits 23 and 25 in Warren County. Boulders and debris came tumbling down a hill and swept across all four lanes of the Adirondack Northway in the town of Bolton Monday night. Governor Pataki visited the scene yesterday afternoon. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Pro-Environment Group Sues APA, Town of Chester

A pro-environment group is suing the Adirondack Park Agency and the town of Chester in Warren County.  Go to full article

An Old Jail Outlives Its Usefulness

The North Country is home to New York's three oldest county jails - in Hamilton, Essex, and St. Lawrence, in that order. Washington and Warren counties recently built new ones. Clinton County is expanding its 15 year-old facility. County jails have to do more than ever before. They handle all kinds of inmates. They have to follow a blizzard of state mandates. And they cost upwards of $40 million to build. But the state constitution says each of New York's 62 counties has to have one. In the first part of a series on North Country jails, David Sommerstein gets a tour of St. Lawrence County's jail, which is likely to be replaced soon.  Go to full article

Warren County: Lens Lake Permit Reviewed By APA

The Adirondack Park Agency will also consider a permit this morning that would allow construction of a new home on the shore of Lens Lake, 25 miles south of Warrensburg. Other homes in the area aren't visible from the waterfront and some neighbors want to preserve the pristine view.  Go to full article

Warren County GOP Changes Rules, Draws Criticism

The 113th Assembly district - in the eastern Adirondacks - offered one of the few competitive races in this year's election. At one point, four strong Republicans were vying for the open seat. Now, the Warren County Republican Committee has moved to tighten rules that insure party loyalty. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say the new rules will reduce the number of candidates.  Go to full article

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