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Comptroller Visits North Country: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli attends a Chamber of Commerce breakfast with community and business leaders with investment managers that oversee New York’s multi-billion dollar pension fund --- looking to invest in North Country and Canadian businesses. Comptroller DiNapoli also delivered a fiscal report card to the City of Plattsburgh.
Teacher Protest: Educators and union leaders from across New York stage a demonstration in the Adirondacks outside a retreat hosted by Education Reform Now, a Democratic policy group, that is pro-charter school, pro-Common Core, pro-teacher evaluations, and in favor of a longer school day.
New Rules for the Rails: U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces new Department of Transportation rules for oil companies moving crude on railways across New York.
Shine On! Volunteers help hundreds of young girls build self-esteem and self-confidence to deal with self-image, bullying, and other difficult issues they face in elementary and middle school.
Bluegrass Brothers: The amazing duo, brothers Leigh and Eric Gibson have become award-winning musicians on the national stage, and now are bringing their bluegrass music to students at Plattsburgh State, and a new program premiering on May 22nd on Mountain Lake PBS. Watch Jack LaDuke’s story by clicking here.
Bicentennial Commemoration: Plattsburgh is gearing up for one of the biggest events in the city’s history, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the famous War of 1812 battle on Lake Champlain. Along with a parade, grand encampment, memorials, concerts, and an original musical, this year’s 16-day commemoration will also include a reenactment featuring tall ships – recreating the historic naval battle on Cumberland Bay. To see a complete schedule and learn more visit champlain1812.com.
A Tale of Survival: A new documentary premiering on May 22nd on Mountain Lake PBS tells the stories of how a new generation is trying to save the Yiddish language and culture from disappearing. To learn more visit askabigailproductions.com. Watch the extended Interview with Documentary Producer Abigail Hirsch by clicking here.