Mountain Lake Journal - March 28th, 2013
TAKING AIM: The NRA takes aim at New York’s new gun law filing a lawsuit looking to repeal the toughest-in-the-nation law.
SAFETY DRILL: After Newtown and another mass-shooting in upstate New York two weeks ago, police train in the Adirondacks on how to respond to a gunman on a rampage.
PIPELINE PROJECT: Environmentalists are protesting, but business owners are supporting a pipeline to carry natural gas through eastern Vermont and across lake champlain to the international paper mill in Ticonderoga, New York.
TRADE MISSION: John Prato, consul general of Canada, visited northern New York on a trade mission, while Canada pledges to spend millions to upgrade the busy border crossing at the end of interstate 87 in Lacolle, Quebec.
HEART SMART "APP": A new “app” helps doctors diagnose heart problems. We talk with a cardiologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont using this new medical tool.
NEW DIGS: A new shelter in the Adirondacks give residents rooms with a view. The new Frances Miller Adoption Center on Route 9n in Elizabethtown is a 1.6-million dollar state-of-the-art shelter that replaces the older, outdated and crowded shelter in Westport. To adopt pets/volunteer/donate: www.ncspca.org 518-873-5000
TASTE OF THE ADIRONDACKS: We’ll show you a new use for the sweet maple coming from the Adirondacks, a brewery in lake placid is adding it to its beer. To learn more: www.ubuale.com
HONORABLE ACT: Pat Wesner from Salem, New York is being praised for her honesty. When a brinks armored truck hit a bump on route 22 in Washington County, coins and dollars bills started pouring out of the back of the truck. Wesner, who was following behind stopped and called 9-1-1 and then helped a state trooper collect --- and give back --- every penny of the $11,000. Brinks thanked her for her good deed by presenting her with a check for $2,500. Wesner says she plans to use that money to buy her adult disabled son a new wheelchair.