Destination Cuba: Could the 50-million-dollar expansion of Plattsburgh’s airport lead to new flights to Cuba? North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on a trade mission in hopes of attracting interest from airlines looking to fly Canadian tourists to Cuba.
Manufacturing Universities: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces legislation to help universities train more engineers for the nation’s workforce.
Skills Gap: Business leaders and educators from around the world meet in the Adirondacks this week, hoping to connect more college graduates with the jobs of today.
Presidential Politics: Former New York Governor George Pataki says he’s seriously considering jumping into the race for the President joining a growing field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination. Watch an extended interview with George Pataki by clicking here.
Raising Concerns Over Oil Trains: Political leaders from several communities in Clinton County adopt resolutions calling for federal regulators and the rail industry to improve the safety of oil trains hauling millions of gallons of crude through the region.
Power Project: A 333-mile high voltage transmission line that’ll carry hydropower from Quebec to New York, under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, clears its final hurdle.
Facing The Storm: Experts gather on SUNY campuses statewide to talk about our changing weather and whether a new weather detection system New York State is building will help better prepare communities for severe storms and weather disasters.
Locks For Luge: Members of the USA Luge Team shave their heads to help a young teammate from Lake Placid who is battling cancer. To learn more visit teamusa.org/news/2015/april/13/us-lugers-to-cut-hair-to-keep-young-sliders-dream-alive and crowdrise.com/locksforluge/fundraiser/erinhamlin.
Message Delivered: As more students opt out of the state’s assessment tests this week, a teacher from the North Country goes to great lengths to deliver a message to the Governor, walking more than 150-miles from Saranac Lake to the Capitol in Albany.
Women of '69 Unboxed: A class at an Upstate New York Women’s College that lived through some of the most turbulent times in America’s history looks back at those times, and their lives, as they now turn 65. Women of ’69 Unboxed is a documentary based on that class that will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Thursday, April 30th 9:30pm. Watch the Extended Roundtable interview by clicking here. Learn more about the documentary by visiting womenof69unboxed.org.