Students, faculty, and staff of the SUNY college here gathered at Hawkins Pond this afternoon, where a memorial to two alumna is placed. On September 11th, Robert Sutcliffe, class of 1984, and William Erwin, class of 1992, died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.
In front of the memorial, History Professor Doug Skopp remembers his late students.
Many of the students attending the college now were in elementary school when the Twin Towers were destroyed, including Student Association President Charles Sanchez.
Eight candidates are vying to replace the retiring Jack McEneny in the 109th Assembly district. It is the first time in 20 years that someone has a shot at the Assembly seat that includes the state Capitol. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Issues, Answers and Endorsements are spread across a six-candidate Democratic field: William McCarthy Jr. is a lawyer and political newcomer making his first bid for public office. He considers himself among the front runners going into Thrusday's primary.
Dairy farmers in upstate New York are considering their options as the drought impacts food supplies. Farmers say they could be forced to buy more forage to feed their cattle, or downsize their herds because there have been smaller harvests of corn and hay after a dry summer.
New York Senator Charles Schumer toured the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Friday afternoon to assess energy usage and talk about a veterans job program.
Senator Schumer has been touring businesses and manufacturers across the state that hire, or are interested in hiring, veterans. The Senator is working to renew the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Tax Credit that gives businesses up to 96-hundred dollars in tax credits if they hire veterans. But Schumer noted that the program expires at the end of the year if Congress fails to extend it.
More than a dozen New York senators in the Republican majority are opposing a plan to bring hydropower from Quebec to New York City.
The 13 Republicans and one senator from the Independent Democratic Conference say the 330-mile power line would end up sending jobs from the state. They also say it will make New York even more reliant on other countries for energy at the expense of its own power industry.
Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair.
State police tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the privately owned, single-engine Jabiru was flying at about 6,500 feet last Thursday when the propeller came off. The pilot managed to crash-land the plane in Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County.
He and his passenger were rescued soon after by New York Air National Guard helicopter crews flying to Fort Drum.