Hometown Hero: Lake Placid celebrates the silver medal won by hometown Olympic skier Andrew Weibrecht.
Doheny Jumps In: Republican Matt Doheny hopes the 3rd time will be the charm as he jumps into the race for the North Country’s seat in Congress. Watch the extended interview by clicking here.
Learning to Earn: Reinventing high school to prepare a new generation of high-tech workers. A new P-TECH program has been launched at Peru High School offering students a fully paid 6-year program that includes a heavy emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, and an associate’s degree from Clinton Community College. The P-TECH model, which has been successful in New York, offers mentoring, job shadowing, internships, and ultimately the promise of good-paying jobs with about a dozen high-tech employers in the region including Bombardier, Nova Bus, Fujitsu, Mold-Rite, Swarovski, Camoplast, and Spencer ARL.
Family Leave: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visits a day care center in Plattsburgh to announce new federal legislation to allow workers to continue to earn a portion of their salary for up to 12-weeks when they have to take leave to care for sick children or loved ones.
Meth Dangers: A warning from police and prosecutors about the dramatic rise in the number of addicts using and making meth in the North Country. Watch extended interview by clicking here.
Feeling the Love: A Plattsburgh High School choir gets to perform with the legendary rock band Foreigner.
Health Crisis: Native Americans living on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation have twice the rate of diabetes that other residents of Northern New York. Jack LaDuke tells us about a new 3-million dollar health center that promotes good nutrition, health, and exercise to help combat diabetes. Watch Jack’s Story by clicking here.
Ted K Kid: Public Relations majors at Plattsburgh State design and launch a campaign using a video and posters to raise awareness about the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh that offers early childhood, recreation, and after-school programs for about 100 children who live in Plattsburgh Housing Authority developments.