Spring Flooding: A one-two punch, rain and melting snow trigger spring flooding in the North Country, forcing evacuations along the Salmon River in the Village of Malone. Lake Champlain has also reached flood stage, although Emergency Management Officials do not believe it will reach the levels it did in 2011 that caused widespread flooding.
Irene’s Wrath: More than two years after the severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene, 30 homes heavily damaged or destroyed by the storm are being demolished. The homes are part of a buyout financed by FEMA and New York State.
Heroin Crisis: Police round up dozens of accused drug dealers and addicts as the Village of Malone tries to combat a growing heroin crisis. Malone’s Police Chief Chris Premo joins us for a roundtable discussion.
PSU Student Death: Police hope lab tests will solve the mysterious death of a Plattsburgh State student, as the college community grieves the death of Kodi Beckles.
Lost Ski Areas: New York State used to be home to hundreds of small community-owned or family run ski areas that have closed and are fading into the past. Jeremy Davis, founder of the Northeast Lost Ski Area Project is trying to document these small hills before they completely vanish. He has written a book that chronicles about 30 lost ski areas in the Southern Adirondacks, and he is now working on a book due out this summer on about 30 more in the Northern Adirondacks region. To Learn more or share stories/photos of old ski areas visit nelsap.org.
Unexpected Visitor: A crew doing some spring yard work gets interrupted by an unexpected visitor, a snowy owl, dropping in for a visit during his migration back home to the arctic.