As he prepared to return to Washington following the Memorial Day recess, Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from the 21st district, spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about issues facing returning representatives.
New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Plattsburgh today. He met with business leaders during a breakfast forum to discuss the region’s economic status and introduce a seminar on venture capital investment. He then met with the mayor to unveil a positive fiscal report for the city.
At least 300 teachers and education advocates picketed outside the venue of an education reform retreat in Lake Placid Sunday. They are upset that no educators were participating in the upscale Camp Philos organized by a group backed by Wall Street hedge fund managers with a goal of privatizing education.
Experts agree that climate change is a global problem. A documentary film company in our region planned to look at how Adirondack communities are adapting to climate change. But the film’s producer changed his focus after encountering high school students at a Youth Climate Summit.
André Picard is the health columnist for Canada’s national newspaper, theToronto Globe and Mail. He has won a long list of awards including being named the top health reporter in the Americas by the Pan-American Health Association. He’s received the Michener Award and is a multiple finalist for Canada’s Pulitzer prize. He has written several books, and the Canadian Public Health Association named him the country’s first Public Health Hero in 2005. Picard has spent the week at SUNY Plattsburgh as a Distinguished Fulbright Visitor.