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Honor Flight: A community salute to local World War II veterans honored with a flight to Washington to see the national memorial in their honor. We’ll talk with two of the vets who made the trip and the Director of the North Country Honor Flight that has escorted more than 80 World War II vets to visit the memorials and monuments in the nation’s capital. To learn more visit northcountryhonorflight.org or visit the North Country Honor Flight Facebook page by clicking here.
Casino Referendum: Opponents who say new casinos are a bad bet for new york take a page out of history in smashing a slot machine on the steps of the New York state capitol, urging voters to say no to proposition #1 on the November ballot that would authorize up to 7 new casinos in the state.
Fall Train Trips Cancelled: Vandals derail an Adirondack train’s fall excursions, could it be tied to the debate over the future of the 120-mile rail corridor that runs through the heart of the Adirondacks?
GE Cutting Jobs: Workers picket and protest in hopes of saving 200 jobs at the general electric plant in Fort Edward, New York. GE says it plans to close the plant and move its operations to a plant in Orlando, Florida.
Walmart Opens In Vermont: A ribbon-cutting 20-years in the making, a Walmart finally opens in St. Albans, Vermont, complete with an invitation from a Governor to shoppers north of the border.
International Organ Competition: Tomeka Weatherspoon will tell us about an annual pipe organ festival and competition in Montreal. To learn more click here.
Quilt Show: Jack LaDuke has the story of a fall tradition that’s growing bigger and bigger every year. This year more than 300 quilts were on display.