FACE TO FACE: The two frontrunners in Northern New York’s race for Congress in the 21st District square off for a debate that focuses on healthcare, the federal debt, extending the Bush-era tax cuts, and Medicare. Green Party Candidate Donald Hassig was not invited to participate.
AIR WAR INTENSIFIES: Outside groups pour more than 1-million dollars into the 21st District Congressional race, with most of the ads targeting incumbent Congressman Bill Owens.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: A vacation to the Adirondacks changes a hiker’s life, and prompts a health warning after he tests positive for Hantavirus, a potentially deadly infection contracted through rodent feces.
MTA CHAIR TOURS BOMBARDIER PLANT: Bombardier’s biggest customer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York comes to the North Country to tour the rail car factory in Plattsburgh, and to tout the latest deal between the MTA and Bombardier for 300 more subway cars worth nearly 600-million dollars.
CRADLE THROUGH CAREER: Community leaders sign-on to a new program to help kids thrive to become better learners. To learn more: www.ncvision2action.org
LAKE DEFENDERS: WE talk with the producers of our latest Mountain Lake PBS documentary premiering this week on the fight to keep invasive species out of Lake George and other Adirondack waterways. To Learn More: www.mountainlake.org
FOREIGN AID: A major renovation project in the North Country will help some of the poorest regions of Central America with badly needed hospital and medical supplies. To learn more: www.ncmissionofhope.org
DOG HEAVEN: Our Jack LaDuke finds a most special and unusual haven for dogs in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. To learn more: www.dogmt.com