Mountain Lake Journal - January 10, 2013
STATE OF THE STATE: Governor Andrew Cuomo lays out his legislative agenda for the new year including new casinos in Upstate New York and a package of sweeping gun control that would make New York’s gun laws the toughest in the nation.
NATIONAL GUN CONTROL: Will Congress also push for new limits on guns? We ask North Country Congressman Bill Owens who joins us for this week’s roundtable.
HOSPITAL MERGER: A new era in healthcare. The region’s largest hospitals join forces and are now linked into a high speed connection to share patients’ information and connect them with doctors and specialists at other hospitals.
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: A proposed natural gas pipeline that would run under Lake Champlain and supply International Paper’s mill in Ticonderoga, New York is fueling controversy in some neighborhoods in Vermont. Neighbors want Vermont Gas to change the route of the pipeline saying the current route runs too close to their homes.
MARCH ON THE BORDER: Hundreds of Mohawks march across the border to send the Canadian government a message.
NATIVE AMERICAN ELEVATED TO SAINTHOOD: Worshippers from Northern New York and Quebec make a pilgrimage to the Vatican to witness the elevation of Kateri Tekakwitha to sainthood.
SNOCROSS: A popular winter event in the North Country is moving to a new location. The East Coast Snocross race will be held this weekend at Airborne Speedway in South Plattsburgh, NY. The event draws hundreds of snowmobile racers and thousands of fans. It also provides an economic mid-winter shot in the arm to local hotels and restaurants. For a schedule of events visit: www.eastcoastsnocross.com www.airborneparkspeedway.com
GIANT SNOWMAN: A North Country attraction that’s made headlines around the world is back and bigger than ever.