Mountain Lake Journal - October 11, 2012
Cuomo tour: New York’s governor tours some of the projects in progress that have been financed with the help of more than 100-million dollars in state stimulus money that the north country won as part of a statewide competition among 10 regions of New York. Andrew Cuomo took a bus tour and visited the strand theater, which received $400,000 to help with renovations, and he also toured bombardier’s rail plant, which received 2.5 million dollars to help finance a 25-million dollar expansion the company says will add 100 jobs. hundreds of jobs could depend on the north country getting millions more through the next round of the competition, international paper's mill in Ticonderoga is seeking state help in converting its plant to natural gas, which would save the company millions of dollars in energy costs. The mill in Ticonderoga has the highest energy costs of any of IP's mills, which worries community leaders about the viability of the mill, and the 13-hundred jobs it provides.
Assembly debate: Competing for state economic aid is just one of the hot button issues during our debate among the 3 candidates running in New York’s 115th assembly district.
Out of race: Also this week a political career ends for Roy McDonald, a long-time state senator from Saratoga County who crossed party lines to support gay marriage.
Giant gift: A generous donation from general electric will help Clinton community college train wind turbine technicians of the future.
Lake defenders: Our latest mountain lake PBS documentary looks at the efforts to defend Lake George from invasive species.
From the ground up: And looking to the heavens; a new observatory is going up in the heart of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, NY. It will be open to the public and provide astronomers and students access via the internet.