Cuomo’s Lead Narrows: A new Siena poll shows the Governor with a 30-point lead in his bid to win re-election, but Republican Rob Astorino is gaining some ground. Watch New York State Public Radio’s Karen DeWitt’s in-depth interview with Astorino on New York NOW! by visiting nynow.org.
Another Green Joins NY 21: Green Party candidate Matt Funicello, a bakery and café owner from Glens Falls, is the sixth candidate to join the NY 21st Congressional District race. Watch the extended interview by clicking here.
Environmental Summit: Environmental watchdogs organize a summit for Plattsburgh next week to voice concerns over the massive shipments of oil moving by rail along Lake Champlain.
Education Summit: Innovators from around the world travel to the Adirondacks to discuss the future of education. Reps from the likes of Google and Harvard joined panel discussions on non-traditional classrooms, technology and the evolving roles of teachers. The event was hosted by the non-profit College for Every Student --- based in Essex, NY --- that helps students gain access to continuing education. Tomeka Weatherspoon sat down for a one-on-one interview with keynote speaker Nicolas Haan, who is the Grand Global Challenges Director at Singularity University, to talk about the changing role of technology in education.
Cardiac Care: The region’s two largest hospitals are teaming up, combing cardiac services. Open heart surgery cases are moving to FAHC, while CVPH is expanding its angioplasty services in Plattsburgh. Watch Extended Interview with CVPH and FAHC CEOs Stephens Mundy and Dr. John Brumsted by clicking here.
High Rollers: Just a month after the end of service to Las Vegas, a big casino offers new flights and low fares from Plattsburgh to Atlantic City.
Running Wild: Growing populations of barn cats are creating big problems for many farmers. Now they’re getting some help controlling the problem from volunteers in Vermont. To learn more visit fffvt.com.
Turtle Power: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a summer blockbuster filmed in the Adirondacks. Watch the Trailer here by clicking here.