Government Shutdown: The budget impasse in congress and battle over delaying the roll-out of Obamacare leads to a partial shutdown of the government and more furlough days for hundreds of federal workers in the north country including many who already were forced to take unpaid days off this summer as part of the sequestration cutbacks.
Border Checkpoint: The head of the regional border patrol station on the northern border defends the need for a controversial checkpoint on interstate 87. The immigration bill before congress would force homeland security to the checkpoint to within 25 miles of the border.
Underwater Power Line: A 2-billion dollar project to run power lines across the border and under Lake Champlain moves forward. We’ll ask the company about the environmental & economic impact the power line could have on the north country on this week’s roundtable.
Highway Repairs Needed: Community leaders send a plea for help to the governor to fix up the historic veterans memorial highway on Whiteface Mountain.
Green Team: Students in one Adirondack community are going above and beyond to help their school go green.
End Of An Era: The site of the Land of Makebelieve, one of the Adirondacks most popular theme parks, has been sold.