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Vote 2013: Jim Calnon appears to be the winner in the 3-way race to become Plattsburgh’s new mayor. Calnon was leading by more than 400 votes on election night, and will now see if that lead holds when absentee ballots are counted on November 18th.
Rolling The Dice: New York voters are betting on casinos to help boost the struggling upstate economy, approving the statewide referendum to approve the opening of as many as 7 casinos, beginning with 4 upstate.
Energy Highway: A company that wants to sell hydro-power from Quebec to New York City now wants to bury a second transmission line under Lake Champlain to supply New England.
New Service: One of the airlines popular for flying Canadians to Florida, is expanding to offer flights from the airport in Burlington.
Common Core Forum: Parents and teachers will get a chance to speak out on New York’s education reform at two forums in the north country hosted by state education commissioner John King. One will be held in Schroon Lake, and the second in our studios at Mountain Lake PBS. For a complete schedule of forums click here.
Adirondack Scenic Railroad: Jack LaDuke takes a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and reports on the railroad’s plans to expand service along a 120-mile corridor between Utica and Lake Placid. And some of the key players from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad join us at the roundtable to talk about their plans for the future and the competing view that the rail line should be replaced with a recreation trail. To learn more visit adirondackrr.com and/or thearta.org.