New Senate Leader: After fighting to keep his job, Dean Skelos resigns, Senate Republicans John Flanagan to be their new leader.
Checkpoint Confrontation: A disturbing video appears to show Border Patrol Agents tasing a woman who confronted officers at a roadside checkpoint in St. Lawrence County.
Trail Improvements: Planning is underway on improvements to Poke-O-Moonshine, a popular hiking trail in the Adirondacks near Keeseville, New York. To learn more visit pokeomoonshine.org.
Maple As Medicine: A new study by researchers at McGill University has found that maple may make medicine more effective.
Tasty New Discovery: Researchers in the Adirondacks are doing an experiment of their own, tapping birch trees and turning the sap into syrup.
Dr. Jack: After a half-century of covering commencements, our Jack LaDuke is invited to join the celebration at Paul Smith’s College this year as they bestow Jack with an honorary doctorate degree for his 50-years of work as a journalist. Watch the story by clicking here.
Gift of Music: The Brunell family donates a baby grand piano to CVPH in Plattsburgh, a gift of music to help patients heal, and reduce stress for their families and hospital staff.
Olympic History: Jack LaDuke reports on the discovery of a century-old scrapbook that has historians rewriting the story of how Lake Placid started hosting international winter sports competitions. Watch Jack’s story by clicking here:
John Brown Day: Derek Muirden takes us to the John Brown Farm in North Elba, New York for the yearly commemoration marking the life and legacy of abolitionist John Brown. Watch Derek’s story by clicking here.