Mountain Lake Journal - June 21, 2013
Betting on Casinos: Governor Cuomo strikes deals with Seneca Indian tribal leaders and state lawmakers on expanding casinos in New York and putting the issue before voters this November.
End of Session Votes: The legislature approves the Governor’s plan to team new businesses with state colleges, tax-free. But votes on campaign finance reform and abortion rights under the Women's Equality Act stall in the New York State senate.
Mayor Resigns: Montreal’s new mayor, who vowed to clean up city hall, resigns after his arrest this week on corruption charges.
Brotherly Love: Strangers across the country team up with two brothers from Plattsburgh to help find about a dozen organ donors to provide life-saving transplants.
Incredible Journey: A McGill student begins the journey of a lifetime. We’ll tell you why Owen Nelson is pedaling more than 17-hundred miles from Montreal to south Florida to help kids. To follow Owen's trip and learn more visit: 1roadto1mind.com
Old School Converted into New Homes: Jack LaDuke has the story of how a former Adirondack school in Willsboro, New York has been saved from the wrecking ball and given a new lease on life as an assisted senior living center. The project has created 30 new jobs. To learn more visit: stonebrookdevelopment.com
Mayor’s Cup to Benefit Community Treehouse Project: Plattsburgh’s signature summer event is going to help build a dream home along the Saranac River. To learn more and donate visit: mayorscup.com. Also on Facebook: facebook.com/saranacrivertrail
Rockwell Kent: The works of famed Adirondack artist Rockwell Kent are enjoying a revival of sorts with major exhibitions held over the past several months in Maine, Philadelphia, and South Carolina. Kent scholar Scott Ferris joins us for a roundtable discussion. To learn more visit his website at: scottrferris.com and/or the Brandywine River Museum at: brandywinemuseum.org.