SILVER RESIGNS: Sheldon Silver resigns as Assembly Speaker amid charges he used his power and influence to amass millions in kickbacks and bribes, but he will hold onto his seat in the Assembly while he fights those federal corruption charges.
DEMOCRATS CHOOSE NEW LEADER: After two days of closed-door meetings, Assembly Democrats announced an interim Speaker will be chosen next Monday. Several Democrats have announced they intend to seek the Speaker’s position.
SUNY SETS GRADUATION GOAL: The State University of New York’s Chancellor sets an ambitious goal of increasing the graduation rate by nearly 70% within the next 5 years.
IP/OSHA INVESTIGATE DEATH: International Paper/OSHA are investigating the death of a maintenance worker at the Ticonderoga mill.
THE FORGOTTEN PLAGUE: Dr. Edward Trudeau’s groundbreaking research and Saranac Lake’s history of treating tuberculosis patients will be featured in a American Experience documentary airing nationally on PBS on February 10th. Historic Saranac Lake is screening a preview of the documentary Tuesday, February 3rd, at Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake. Watch the Extended Roundtable discussion by clicking here. To learn more visit historicsaranaclake.org.
WINTER CARNIVAL: Lake Flower has plenty of ice for this year’s Winter Carnival, and Jack LaDuke has been named to lead the ceremonies as grand marshal. To learn more and see complete schedule of events visit saranaclakewintercarnival.com.
R&R: Lake Placid skier Andrew Weibrecht is back home after his best finish ever in World Cup competition.
BARN QUILT TRAIL: A community in the Adirondacks is hoping its new trail of Barn Quilts will help bring tourists to the region. To learn more visit townofcolton.com.
GRAMMY HONORS LOCAL MUSICIAN: Adrian Carr, a local musician, is honored by the GRAMMYs for an album made right here in the North Country. Watch Tomeka Weatherspoon's piece by clicking here.