Mountain Lake Journal - May 17, 2013
Battle Over Sequester Cuts: The pentagon announces thousands of civilian military employees at fort drum in northern New York will be required to take 11 unpaid days off this summer to help make up nearly 2-billion dollars in cuts the defense department is facing through sequestration.
Farm Work: The agriculture committees in the house and senate both pass versions of the farm bill, but there is a huge difference in the amount of money included for the federal food stamp program. Both versions also call for a new system of setting milk prices which farmers in northern New York have wanted for decades.
High Stakes: The St. Regis Mohawks officially open their 74-million dollar expansion, while New York Governor Andrew Cuomo places his bets on three new casinos to boost the upstate economy.
Getting Off The Ground: The search begins for a new financial backer in hopes of getting a long-delayed aircraft maintenance facility, that could bring hundreds of new jobs to Plattsburgh, off the ground.
CFES Dedication: CFES, a foundation helping low income students reach college celebrates its new home in the Adirondacks. To learn more visit: collegefes.org
Spring Symphony: Our naturalist Mark Fraser takes us on an amazing spring-time nature walk as the forests come alive.
Climate Change: We’ll talk with a renowned environmental reporter who has written extensively on the effects of climate change.
Off and Running: Runners raise thousands of dollars to help build a new high-rise community tree house along the Saranac River. To learn more visit: facebook.com/saranacrivertrail