This week on Mountain Lake Journal, the multi-million dollar renovation taking place at Moses Ludington Hospital in Ticonderoga that’s changing the look of health care in the Adirondacks. A 9-million dollar state grant is building a new state-of-the-art Emergency Room, and will also bring other medical services including primary care doctors, x-rays, lab services, physical therapy and chemotherapy all under one roof. We’ll talk with the President of Moses Ludington Hospital, John Remillard, about the renovation project, and the benefits the hospital will see under a new partnership with the UVM Health Network that will join Moses Ludington in Ticonderoga with hospitals in Elizabethtown, Plattsburgh, and Vermont.

Also this week our Jack LaDuke will tell us how Clarkson University professors are using lessons learned from the Ice Storm 20-years ago to prevent wide-spread power outages like the ones that left tens of thousands of people without power and heat, for days and even weeks, during the Ice Storm in the middle of the winter of 1998.

And in a new “Northbound and Around” our reporter Kevin takes his trek out on to the snow in Snowshoes.  With help from the running equipment and snowshoe rental shop Kinetic Running in downtown Plattsburgh he explores the New Land Trust in Saranac, NY.