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New York Investing Millions in Nanotech: General Electric and other big names in the tech industry are teaming up with the state on a 500-million dollar initiative to develop the next generation of semiconductors in Upstate New York. The state will invest 135-million dollars, with the tech giants covering the remaining 365-million. Governor Cuomo says the alliance, that will be based at SUNY Albany’s Nanocenter, will create thousands of jobs.
Court Order Halts NYCO Minerals Test Drilling: A court challenge puts NYCO Minerals’ test drilling for wollastonite on state forest preserve land on hold as opponents try to force a more thorough environmental review.
Rails to Trail: Will the state’s recommendation to turn 30-miles of a rail line from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid into a multi-purpose recreation trail settle years of contentious debate over the best use for that state-owned rail corridor?
Border Fees: Do proposed higher fees for inspections of agriculture products at the Northern Border unfairly target all truckers?
Political Legend: Smith Weed may have been the North Country’s most popular and respected politician, so why have so few of us heard about his many accomplishments? Mark Barie has written a new book about this former Assemblyman from the Civil War era. Watch the full interview by clicking here.
Lake Invader: Scientists warn a new threat, the Spiny Water Flea, is getting much closer to invading Lake Champlain, if not there already.
Major Impact: A new survey shows not only did Fort Ticonderoga have a major impact in the making of our nation, now two-and-a-half centuries later we'll tell you how it's having a major impact on the region’s economy.
Fashion Show: Our Jack LaDuke will show us how Fort Ticonderoga is telling its history this summer, through fashion. Watch Jack’s story by clicking here.