Mountain Lake Journal - March 21st, 2013
Budget deal: Legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached a tentative agreement on a new state budget deal. The 136-billion dollar spending plan fills a billion-dollar deficit, raises the minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2016, and makes a major change in New York’s toughest-in-the-nation gun law.
Survivor’s story: A miraculous story of survival, we hear from the pilot of the plane that crashed into an Adirondack mountaintop and the team of forest rangers who came to his rescue in a snowstorm.
6er club: A village in the tri-lakes hopes a mini version of the famous 46ers club, will bring a new wave of hikers to the Adirondacks.
Drones wanted: Why some communities in upstate NY are lining up to be test sites for drones.
Lights out: Problems with dozens of lights on the new 76-million dollar Champlain bridge.
Air force museum: The roundtable this week looks at plans for a new museum to showcase the history of the Plattsburgh air force base.
Seeking protection: A conservation group sues the federal government over new protection for a threatened migratory bird that lives in the high peaks of the Adirondacks.
Brother’s keeper: A sled dog races again with the help of his brother who has literally become his seeing-eye dog.