Pataki For President: Former New York Governor George Pataki jumps into the Presidential race and will seek the Republican nomination. He joins an already crowded and growing field of GOP candidates. Pataki announced his candidacy at a rally on Thursday in Exeter, New Hampshire. His campaign also released a video on YouTube. Watch video by clicking here.
Bridge Renamed In Honor Of Veterans: A bridge in the city of Plattsburgh is renamed, and dedicated in honor of Veterans.
9/11 Memorial: A new memorial is added to Veterans Park on the oval of the former Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, dedicated to those lost on 9-11. It was donated by a teacher and students from Saranac Central School who are part of the Saranac Freedom Club, an organization that assists Veterans.
Heroes Remembered: Jack Laduke shares the little known story behind the only Civil War monument in Clinton County, and a group of soldiers from the North Country who helped capture President Lincoln’s killer. Watch Jack’s story by clicking here:
Mega Maple: A closed furniture factory on the Northern Border reopens with plans to become the largest maple operation in the world.
Honeybees Crisis: The White House announces a new national strategy to try to stop the massive die-off of honeybees. Local beekeeper Dick Crawford joins us for a roundtable discussion on how the crisis is affecting beekeepers and farmers. Watch the Extended Roundtable interview by clicking here.
Film Forum Returns: It’s back, and on the big screen. A great line-up of films and documentaries are among the coming attractions as the Lake Placid Film Forum returns June 3-7. For a schedule of films/documentaries & line-up of guest film-makers visit adirondackfilmsociety.org.
Parsons Remembered As Broadcast Legend: Long-time TV news anchor Marselis Parsons died this week. For more than 40 years he was a trusted and respected journalist at WCAX-TV. In 2011 he joined his former WCAX colleague Jack LaDuke, and Thom Hallock, for a roundtable looking back at his career. Watch the 2011 Mountain Lake Journal segment by clicking here.