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Rebuilding From Irene: Governor Cuomo returned to the Adirondacks to see how communities are rebuilding three years after being ravaged by Tropical Storm Irene. New York State provided more than one-and-a-half million dollars to build a new fire station in Upper Jay on higher ground away from the flood-prone AuSable River.
Construction Zone: Governor Cuomo also toured the construction project in progress to fix up Whiteface Memorial Highway.
Safety Concerns: The Adirondack Council and other environmental groups held a community forum to address the growing number of oil trains moving millions of gallons of crude through the North Country. County Emergency Services Directors and federal EPA officials discussed current safety plans in place to respond to a derailment or spill.
Path To Remember: An Adirondack community has created a new hiking trail in the Adirondacks as a lasting memorial to Andrew Goodman, a civil rights activist murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in the summer of 1964. Goodman spent his summers as a child on his grandfather’s farm in Tupper Lake. His brother now carries on his legacy to empower communities and volunteers to work for social change. To learn more visit andrewgoodman.org.
Watch American Experience “Freedom Summer” clips by clicking here.
Grand Battle Plans: Plattsburgh gets set to kick-off the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration, and its place in the nation’s history, in a big way. For a full schedule of events visit champlain1812.com.
GOP Primary: The fall campaigns are gearing up. We sit down and talk, in depth, with New York State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who is running for a 5th term this fall in New York’s 115th Assembly District, and fellow Republican Karen Bisso, who is challenging Duprey in the GOP Primary on Tuesday, September 9th.
Watch the exclusive MLJ Extended Roundtable interview with Janet Duprey by clicking here.
Watch the exclusive MLJ Extended Roundtable interview with Karen Bisso by clicking here.