IP PULLS PLUG ON GAS PIPELINE: With their costs nearly doubling, International Paper scraps plans to run a natural gas pipeline underneath Lake Champlain to fuel its paper mill in Ticonderoga. The company says it will move ahead with a conversion from oil to gas, but will use compressed natural gas instead that will be delivered to the mill by truck.
CUOMO PUSHES ECONOMIC AGENDA: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pays a visit to the North Country and SUNY Plattsburgh to sell his 142-billion dollar budget now before lawmakers and his push for ethics reforms. Willie Janeway, Executive Director of the Adirondack Council joins us to talk about proposals in the Governor’s budget plan that will impact the Adirondack Park and North Country. Watch our Extended Roundtable segment by clicking here.
DUPREY CHOSEN FOR SEARCH COMMITTEE: New Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has chosen North Country Assemblywoman Janet Duprey to be a member of a search committee to find a director to head up a new office of ethics compliance.
ICE TRAINING: With trains hauling millions of gallons of oil along the lakeshore, first responders get some critical cold weather spill response training on Lake Champlain.
GOING GLOBAL: With a quarter-of-a-million dollars in state grant money, organizers of the Empire State Winter Games are planning to expand the yearly competition to include more events and athletes from around the world.
COMMUNITY RINK: The Scotts’ Memorial Rink, a community hockey rink in Chazy, New York built to honor two young hockey players, is in the running for a grant to help purchase a new Zamboni machine. For more information visit krafthockeyville.com.
WHITE HOUSE HONORS: A University of Vermont college student from Saranac Lake is honored at The White House for her work raising awareness about climate change.
SHARING SCIENCE: Legendary actor Alan Alda is sharing his love of science with college students in hopes of helping them better communicate their scientific research with the public and those who fund their work.
GIFT FROM THE HEART: Physics Club students at Plattsburgh State create an unusual Valentine’s Day gift, roses created by a 3D printer, to raise money for the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York, a camp which was co-founded by Charles Wood and Paul Newman to provide specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.