Looking Up

It began with a fanciful pact between two close highschool classmates at Thousand Island Central School that they would be on the first manned mission to Mars. “Space exploration was moving fast,” explained Lisabeth Moore Kissner, Instructor and Director of the Northcountry Planetarium at SUNY Plattsburgh. “Once the U.S. went to the moon, installed satellites read more

Not Just a Hospital

Armed with an understanding that the changing landscape of healthcare requires innovation, bridge building and an unwavering commitment to patient-focused care, Michelle LeBeau, RN, MHRM, believes that both the Alice Hyde Medical Center and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) teams have what it takes to navigate this new dynamic. President of both the Malone and read more

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

According to the Surgeon General’s report, “Facing Addiction in America,” addiction is a chronic, but treatable, disease of the brain’s reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. It is not a moral failing. In fact, genetics and life circumstances play a major role in someone’s susceptibility to addiction. For example. those who have difficultly connecting with read more

Forging In The 21st Century

“This is manufacturing in the 21st century,” said Mike Canario, president and CEO of Norsk Titanium as we walked through the company’s Development and Qualifications Center in the Development Corp’s Industrial Park on Martina Circle in Plattsburgh. “We are disrupting the traditional metal manufacturing supply chain.” Canario, who also serves on Norsk Titanium’s Board of read more

Creating New Futures

Speaking from the CFES Brilliant Pathways center in Essex, NY, Rick Dalton, founder, CEO, and president of this innovative non- profit organization, described his vision. “Where a child starts shouldn’t dictate where they finish. There are an increasing number of children living in low-income households, especially in rural communities [According to recent U.S. Census data, read more