Mountain Lake Journal - September 13, 2013
Rails To Trail: After years of debate the state begins hearings into the future of a historic rail line through the heart of the Adirondacks. Plans call for the state to fix up and reopen the entire Adirondack rail trail from Remsen to Lake Placid, but others want to tear up the tracks and turn the line into a multi-use recreational trail. Hearings continue next week in Utica on Monday (state office building in Utica, 1-4pm September 16th) and Tupper Lake on Tuesday (Wild Center in Tupper Lake, 6-9pm September 17th.) Comments can also be e-mailed by September 25th to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
War Protest: Protestors in Plattsburgh speak out against any u.S. Military action in Syria.
Day To Remember: Those who work everyday to protect the northern border pause to remember the first responders and other victims who died in the 9-11 attacks 12-years ago.
Asian Clams: New worries about an invasive species that’s spreading in Lake George and moving much closer to Lake Champlain to the north.
Coming Soon: A big boost to help small movie theaters join the digital age, the North Country Regional Economic Development council will offer up to 400-thousand dollars in loans to help theaters buy digital equipment. To learn more click here.
Grand Opening: Volunteers who have been reaching for the stars for more than a decade celebrate a major milestone, the opening of the Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, New York. To learn more click here.
Mind-blowing Image: Researchers in Montreal create a first of its kind map of the human brain that will help scientists look deep into the brain like never before.
The Great Imposter: And looks can be deceiving. Our naturalist Mark Fraser will show us how in nature deception is often a necessary tool to survive. To watch other Nature Walks with Mark visit: naturewalkswithmark.org