Lake Placid Plane Crash Kills 3: The Clarkson campus is mourning the deaths of 2 graduate students, and one of the students parents, who were killed when their small plane crashed while attempting a landing at the airport in Lake Placid.
Tour Bus Crash: A lawyer from Connecticut says coach buses need to be equipped with seat belts in the wake of a deadly tour bus crash on the Northway that killed a 14-year old girl from Quebec.
Radio Communication Problems: That bus crash, and the drowning of two teenagers last month in the Ausable River, put a strain on rescue crews who had real difficulty trying to communicate. They hope a new multi-million dollar radio system will fix the problems first responders are facing in the field.
Rail Tank Car Safety: The federal transportation department calls for tougher regulations for DOT-111 rail tank cars that are hauling millions of gallons of crude oil daily through the Champlain Valley and across New York State to the port of Albany.
Airport Expansion: Clinton County lawmakers move ahead with the big expansion of the airport in Plattsburgh, awarding construction contracts this week to several local companies. Bids for the project to triple the size of the terminal building came in about 7-million dollars less than the original 42-million dollars cost estimate.
Airline Adding Flights: Allegiant Airlines wants to start landing at a second airport in Northern New York in addition to Plattsburgh, to try to lure even more Canadians to the sunny south. If it can extend its runway, the airport in Ogdensburg hope to expand service including adding Allegiant flights by the fall of 2016.
Ironman: Tens of thousands of athletes and visitors converge on Lake Placid for the Ironman competition that has become the biggest event of the year for the region.
Adirondack Challenge: Governor Cuomo leads a team of state lawmakers and community leaders on another summer adventure in the Adirondacks, a white water rafting race down the Indian River.
Paddlers Paradise: Paddlers head to Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks to see the largest collection of hand-made wooden canoes anywhere in the world.
Life in the Adirondacks: Naturalist Ed Kanze shares his love of the outdoors in new videos coming to our Mountain Lake PBS website, and talks about his new book on life in the Adirondacks. Watch the extended interview with Ed Kanze by clicking here. Listen to the All Things Natural podcast with Ed Kanze by clicking here. Learn more about the 'Curiously Adirondack' fundraising campaign by visiting igg.me/at/curiouslyadk