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Warren County Emergency Medical Services conducts an emergency evacuation drill at Glens Falls Hospital. Photo via <a href="http://warrencountyny.gov/ems/images/drill07_2.jpg">Warren County Emergency Medical Services</a>
Warren County Emergency Medical Services conducts an emergency evacuation drill at Glens Falls Hospital. Photo via Warren County Emergency Medical Services

EMS volunteer numbers plummet in Warren, Washington Cos

The number of volunteers in the region's emergency squads continues to plummet. As volunteers leave, paid staff often has to fill the gap. That's an added financial burden.

Officials in Warren and Washington counties said last week that, unless something is done to boost the number of volunteers, many of the squads in small, rural communities won't survive.  Go to full article

North Country nursing homes face questions

As our report from Albany today makes clear, country-run nursing homes are under pressure statewide. But the problem is particularly acute in rural areas where there aren't a lot of options for families that need nursing home care.

Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann joins Martha Foley this morning to talk about the situation in the North Country, where county nursing homes from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario face serious questions about the future.  Go to full article
The old Washington County Courthouse. Source: antique postcard
The old Washington County Courthouse. Source: antique postcard

An old space becomes a new venue for the arts

Volunteers have transformed an old courthouse near Glens Falls into a new performing arts space. You'll have a chance to check it out this weekend. Todd Moe talks with pianist Jonathan Newell, one of the musicians involved in creating the new Hudson River Music Hall in Hudson Falls. It's first concert is Sunday. Newell, who grew up in Hudson Falls, will teach piano and music composition in the new space, and says he wants the hall to be affordable and available to everyone in the community.  Go to full article

House fire in Washington County leaves six children dead

A house fire in Fort Edward over the weekend left six young children dead from smoke inhalation.

Washington County officials are investigating the Saturday morning blaze but say they don't suspect foul play. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Community kitchen serves up more than food

Annette Nielsen loves to grow, cook and share food. Nielsen is a food writer and community organizer. She edited, Northern Comfort, a new collection of recipes from four decades of Adirondack Life magazine. But she wears many hats when it comes to food. She spoke with Todd Moe about getting her neighbors in Washington county excited about local food and a community kitchen.  Go to full article

Alleged timber theft triggers charges in Washington County

Two Washington county residents have been accused of logging more than $30,000 worth of trees from land they don't own. Brian Mann has details.  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

Rail Line a Labor of Love

The governor announced this week that state will spend $40 million on upgrading rail lines. A third of that money will go to the North Country--some for short connector lines. One of those is the Batten Kill, in Washington County. The Batten Kill will receive $1 million for track rehabilitation. When Ronald Crowd took over the Batten Kill 20 years ago, it was nearly dead. Now he and his six employees run 40,000 tons of feed, fertilizer and logs along the 35 miles of track. The Batten Kill still hasn't turned a profit. And it's not just the business that's a challenge. Ron Crowd contracted polio when he was two. He uses a wheelchair. As he told Gregory Warner, that's where owning his own train comes in very handy.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Railroad Dreams

Running a train has always been a romantic business. Ronald Crowd took over the Batten Kill Railroad in Washington County. He's owned it for two decades and still hasn't turned a profit. But he did turn the nearly dead line into an active transportation method for 40,000 tons of feed, fertilizer and logs.

It's not just the business that's a challenge. Ron got polio when he was two years old. He's used a leg brace or crutches for most of his life. That makes getting in and out of the train pretty difficult. But he was, that's where owning his own line comes in handy...  Go to full article

Sen. Little: Fort Ann Flood Recovery Has Begun

Senator Betty Little says she's pleased with the pace of the clean-up effort in Fort Ann. A dam collapsed on Saturday evening, flooding a neighborhood and forcing more than 200 people to evacuate. Local officials are still urging people to conserve water and to boil drinking water. Sen. Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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