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Primary Battle: A judge clears the way for little known Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University School of Law professor, to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in next month’s Democratic primary. Watch Zephyr Teachout’s interview with New York Public Radio’s Karen DeWitt from New York NOW! by clicking here.
Power Line Wins Federal Approval: The U. S. Department of Energy has approved an environmental permit for the Champlain-Hudson Power Express, a two-billion-dollar power transmission line that would carry hydro-power from Quebec, under Lake Champlain, to New York City. Watch the Video Detailing Project by visiting chpexpress.com.
Help Wanted: The call is going out to volunteers to find out if the invasive Asian Clam is spreading in Lake George. The Lake George Park Commission is seeking volunteers to search the shoreline of the lake during the first two weeks of September. For info call The Lake George Park Commission at 518-668-9347.
Junior Volunteers: Young healthcare professionals in-the-making are getting their start this summer at the medical center in Plattsburgh.
Queen of the Fairways: We meet the Queen of the golf course in Lake Placid, Lucille Randall, who at 99 still loves to play the game. Watch the WCAX-TV Super Seniors story on Lucille by reporter Joe Carroll by clicking here.
Beach Party: City and Town of Plattsburgh, and Clinton County leaders areinviting the public to spend a free day at City Beach on Saturday, September 6, 2014 9am-4pm to enjoy the beach and several fun activities, and offer community leaders ideas and suggestions on how to make the beach area a more attractive destination for residents and tourists.
Read More about the Clinton Destination Master Plan by visiting clintondestinationplan.com.
The Hard Places: We talk with the filmmakers of a new documentary on an eye doctor from Upstate New York, Tom Little, whose vision became his life work in war torn Afghanistan. Watch the Extended Roundtable interview by clicking here. Watch the full-length trailer of The Hard Places by clicking here.
Unforgiven Rwanda 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The film portrays perpetrators and their victims as they struggle to overcome the past, when Hutu militiamen slaughtered over 800,000 people. The scars of that event created a deep rift between the ethnic communities of Rwanda. Watch the documentary trailer by clicking here.