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Artist's depiction of cable laying operation on bed of Lake Champlain. Video still from <a href="http://youtu.be/63STVzjpNUo">TDI Cable Deployment</a>
Artist's depiction of cable laying operation on bed of Lake Champlain. Video still from TDI Cable Deployment

NYS Board approves Quebec-NYC underground power line

The New York State Public Service Board approved the Champlain Hudson Power Express Thursday. The Power Express is a proposed underground transmission line that would bring hydropower generated in Quebec under Lake Champlain, under the Hudson River, and into New York City.

Now it's one step closer to becoming a reality.  Go to full article

VT House weighs driver's licenses for migrant workers

The Vermont House is hearing testimony on a bill that would grant drivers' licenses to people living in Vermont regardless of their legal status.

At yesterday's hearing, migrant workers, farmers, and clergy members all testified before the House Transportation committee in support of the measure.  Go to full article
Richard Chandler, director of business development for BP Wind Energy North America, gives a presentation on the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm project at a firehouse in Three Mile Bay. Photo: Joanna Richards

BP to push forward with Cape Vincent wind project

Earlier this month, energy company BP announced its entire renewables division was up for sale. At a recent public meeting on the proposed Cape Vincent Wind Farm, a BP official confirmed the company will push ahead with the development anyway, and local leaders vowed to hire experts to help them fight the project.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack with a weekly look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this weekend.  Go to full article
Hispanic men and women - some of them quite young - provide labor illegally on many dairy farms. Photo: David Sommerstein

Schumer says immigration bill will help NY dairy farms

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says a new bipartisan immigration deal will provide an economic boost to New York farms and the agriculture industry.

In a ...  Go to full article
"Milk Not Jails" is the brain child of activist Lauren Melodia, who spent a year in Canton and Ogdensburg Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MilkNotJails?fref=ts">MNJ Facebook page</a>, used by permission

What if NY invested more in dairy farms and less in prisons?

This week we've been looking at the fortunes of the North Country's dairy industry and some of the...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new anti-corruption legislation on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06">Flickr</a>

Poll: NYers want action against corruption

A poll finds New Yorkers are upset about recent corruption scandals in Albany, and think that Governor Cuomo should take the lead to clean things up.  Go to full article
Ruby-throated Hummingbird engaging in a little pollination. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/puttefin/5976511704/">Kelly Colgan Azar</a>, CC some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Unusual pollinators

Everyone is familiar with how bees and insects distribute pollen from one flower to another, but that's not the only way to get the job done. Some night-blooming plants are...  Go to full article
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam on Saturday, at 7:30pm.   Photo:  LAGQ

Preview: LAGQ in Potsdam

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform music of Japan, Cuba, Spain and Latin America in a concert Saturday night in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. The...  Go to full article
A tale of two dairy farmers. Mike Kiechle, Philadelphia, says expanding his herd is too much of a risk. Photo: David Sommerstein

Will the Greek yogurt boom help dairy farmers?

You might have been surprised last summer to hear politicians walking around and talking about--yogurt. Governor Andrew Cuomo held a Yogurt Summit at the Capitol in Albany,...  Go to full article
Photo: Courtesy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Why some North Country parents want kids to boycott state tests

Students in grades three through eight across New York sat down Tuesday for the first of six days of state standardized tests in English and math. But not every student...  Go to full article
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