Mountain Lake Journal - January 3, 2012
RECORD SNOW: The first major snowstorm buries the North Country and breaks records north of the border in the city of Montreal.
DAIRY CLIFF: A last minute deal saves the nation from the fiscal cliff and milk prices from soaring. Congress agrees to extend the current Farm Bill for another 9 months. Congressman Bill Owens says the jump in milk prices would have eventually been devastating to both farmers and consumers.
DEADLY FORCE: A police officer uses deadly force. A Clinton County Sheriff's Department deputy shoots and kills a man in Altona, NY who police say charged the officer with a knife.
NEW GUN LAWS: The Governor will push for new gun laws after the school shooting in Connecticut and the killing of 2 firefighters in Western New York. He may outline his proposals as early as next week when he delivers his State of the State address to lawmakers.
LEAVING THE ASSEMBLY: North Country Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has wrapped up her 10-years as a member of the New York State Assembly. She and long-time friend and colleague Janet Duprey join us for a look back.
SAVING THE STURGEON: Jack LaDuke will show us the new effort underway to help save a threatened species. Biologist are stocking the Salmon River in Northern New York with Sturgeon.
ICE STORM REMEMBERED: We take a look back at the Great Ice Storm of 1998, one of the worst disasters ever to hit the North Country, 15 years ago this week.