Thanksgiving Gift: On this Thanksgiving week, a tribute to veterans is getting a major facelift. Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Lake Placid this past week to announce the state will pay 12-million dollars to restore the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington. The scenic highway to the castle atop Whiteface Mountain has been in a state of disrepair for years. While in town, the Governor also announced a 35-million dollar partnership between the state, Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute to boost the biotech industry in the Tri-lakes. Cuomo also announced his support for 2 major hotel projects in the works in Saranac Lake. Two developers are planning to renovate the iconic Hotel Saranac and build a new hotel on Lake Flower. Both are hoping the state will help back their projects with millions of dollars in state aid to help boost tourism in the Adirondacks.
Giving Thanks: After nearly 70-years, a World War II veteran from northern New York finally gets his medals.
Tribute to North Country Heroes: Local World War II vets are given a day to remember with a flight to Washington to visit the national memorial in their honor. We’ll talk with 2 of the vets who made the trip and the Director of the North Country Honor Flight who arranged for those 5 trips this year and is already planning more for next year. To learn more visit northcountryhonorflight.org or the North Country Honor Flight Facebook page by clicking here.
Festival of Trees: Dozens of north country businesses and organizations decorate Christmas trees that will be on display at the Champlain Centre mall in Plattsburgh through December 7th. Shoppers can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win the 44 trees. The proceeds benefit the advocacy and resource center in Plattsburgh that provides services to more than 500 developmentally disabled individuals and their families.