Mountain Lake Journal - August 16, 2013
Under Fire: Gun owners rally for the repeal of New York’s tough new gun law and hear from speakers including Steve Mclaughlin, a republican assemblyman who may challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014.
New Face: Elise Stefanik, a businesswoman form Willsboro has announced she plans to challenge Congressman Bill Owens in northern New York’s 21st congressional district in 2014. She announced her candidacy through a campaign video posted to YouTube. Click here to watch.
Train Disaster: The rail company at the center of the deadly train explosion in Quebec loses its certification to operate in Canada and files for bankruptcy. North Country Public Radio (NCPR) reporter Brian Mann who traveled to the scene of the disaster in eastern Quebec talks about the impact the disaster has had on the small community of Lac-Megantic. Listen to Brian Mann's reports from Lac-Megantic by visiting NCPR's website.
Abandoned Puppies: Plattsburgh’s city beach goes to the dogs to help pay the vet bills for 19 rescued puppies. Police say the pups were abandoned in rural areas of Clinton County by the husband of the owner of a Plattsburgh pet store whose license to sell cats and dogs was suspended after police say they found sick and malnourished kittens during an inspection a month ago.
Georgia O’Keeffe: Works by celebrated American painter Georgia O’Keeffe that she painted during summers she spent in the Adirondacks are showcased in a rare exhibit at the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls. To learn more and for exhibit info visit: okeeffemuseum.org and/or hydecollection.org.
National Contest Winner: 5-year old Miriam Sayward’s love for her goose and storytelling have won her national recognition in the PBS GO! Kids writers contest hosted by Mountain Lake PBS. Read Miriam story by clicking here.
Art Auction: An artist from China visiting the Adirondacks raises thousands of dollars to help CFES send students in need to college. To learn more visit: www.collegefes.org.
Living History: Visitors to Fort Ticonderoga are experiencing more than just the famous battles this summer, they’re also learning how soldiers fighting in the French and Indian War lived in the wilderness. Learn more by visiting: fortticonderoga.org