Mountain Lake Journal - June 14, 2013
Lake Defenders: Washington joins the fight to stop the spread of invasive species in Lake George. EPA money will be used to purchase two boat washing stations that will help remove invaders before they reach the lake.
Water Damage: Several Days of rain force evacuations of about a half dozen homes along the Salmon River in Fort Covington and Malone, New York, while flash flooding closes several roads and washes away a bridge in the town of Saranac.
Rails to Trails? New York State DEC is stepping in to try to help settle the long-running debate over a 119-mile rail corridor that runs through the heart of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to the Tri-Lakes. Long used by a scenic tourism train, many advocates are pushing to covert the tracks into a year-round multi-use recreation trail.
Last-Minute Bills: Governor Andrew Cuomo sends lawmakers his bills to offer tax-free zones, and to clean up big money and corruption in Albany.
Expanding Broadband: In this week’s Cover Story, Tomeka Weatherspoon reports on the push to expand broadband throughout the Adirondacks. She visits a rural town that’s one of the first to test a new technology.
Lottery Millionaire: A Lottery legend comes to the North Country to introduce the state’s newest millionaire lottery winner.
Circus Act: Kids from Keene Central School get to be part of the act as Cirque Eloize, a circus troupe from Montreal, performs at the newly renovated Strand Theater in Plattsburgh.
Happy Anniversary: A new landmark in the Adirondacks marks a milestone with free rides and birthday cake. Our Jack LaDuke reports on how after many years of planning and hard work, the Adirondack Carousel Project has become a reality and success. To Learn More: www.adirondackcarousel.org
Seeds of Summer: Our Gardening Expert Amy Ivy with the Cornell Cooperative Extension reminds gardeners that they can keep on planting and replanting fresh veggies right through the entire summer. Gardening Tips/Questions: http://blogs.cornell.edu/cceclintoncounty/