NY Gubernatorial Debate: This week’s debate on New York Public Television among the candidates running for Governor in New York got testy when the two frontrunner's in the race, Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino, traded jabs over taxes, the shuttering of the Moreland Commission, and whether the state should lift the ban on hydrofracking. Watch the full debate by clicking here.
Final TV Debate: Heading down the home stretch the 3 candidates running for Congress in Northern New York stake out their positions on everything from gun control and oil trains to the Affordable Care Act in their third and final debate that aired on Mountain Lake PBS. Watch the full debate by clicking here.
Attack on Canada: Security is tightened along the Northern Border after Canada’s Capital comes under attack. A soldier is gunned down, and Parliament goes into lockdown. Police do not believe there is any connection to what’s being called a second “terrorist attack” in which another ISIS sympathizer killed a Canadian soldier by running him down with his car, just a few miles north of the New York border.
IBM Getting Out of Chip Business: The region’s largest private employer, IBM is selling its chip manufacturing plant in Essex Junction, Vermont to GlobalFoundries. The new owners say they plan to retain most of the 4-thousand workers from Northern Vermont and New York who work at the plant.
Life-Saving Surgery: A pet owner from Plattsburgh is spending more than 30-thousand dollars to bring a surgeon from Japan to Upstate New York to operate on his dog, Esme, an 8-year old Japanese Chin, in hopes of saving the dog’s life. Esme suffers from a heart condition. No doctors in the United States do this kind of surgery. Learn more on the official crowd funding page by visiting gofundme.com/det14s.
Search for Champ: We’ll talk with the local stars of a new movie that pokes fun at the legend of Champ, the Lake Champlain monster. Watch the movie trailer by clicking here.
Mountain Lake PBS Documentary Goes National: The story of Marjorie Lansing Porter, a local pioneer who dedicated her life to preserving folk songs from the Adirondacks, will soon be told across the nation on PBS stations.
Ebola in New York: With word late this week of the first Ebola case in New York City, are hospitals in our region ready to treat Ebola patients? Medical experts from CVPH, FAHC and the Clinton County Health Department join us for a roundtable discussion. Watch the Extended Roundtable Interview by clicking here.