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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO

Sen. Schumer lobbies for drone test site

A coalition of defense contractors and universities is stepping up its lobbying efforts in hopes of becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Now, the group's brought in Senator Charles Schumer.  Go to full article
Students order up pizza at AA Kingston Middle School in Potsdam. Photo: Julie Grant

USDA bets kids will learn to love healthier lunches

This fall marks the beginning of the second year of the ambitious new $11 billion national school lunch program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture now requires more fresh fruits and vegetables, lower sodium, more whole grains, and a daily calorie limit at every public school lunch. The program has grown this year to also include breakfast.

Some schools have complained, saying they're losing money because many students are no longer buying lunch at schools. And some parents say their kids are going hungry. A handful of schools have dropped out of the program, foregoing the federal reimbursement for free and reduced-price lunches.  Go to full article
Drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale region. Photo: Laurie Barr

Groups seek info as fracking study anniversary nears

It's been nearly a year since the Cuomo Administration announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydro fracking could be done safely in New York.

Since then, little information has been released on the ongoing study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.  Go to full article
Kintigh Generating Station in Somerset, NY emitted almost 3.8 million tons of CO2 last year. Photo: <a href=",_New_York.jpg"> Matthew D. Wilson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

America's dirtiest power plants: five are in New York

Environmental groups are renewing pressure on Governor Cuomo to make good on his commitment to reduce carbon pollution in the state. The Research and Policy Center of...  Go to full article

"Three Squares" traces the rise and fall of the American meal

Vermont food historian and scholar Abigail Carroll's new book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal, is the story behind our modern eating habits. And...  Go to full article
David Fox as Calum & R.H.Thomson as Alexander  Photo:Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre Review: "No Great Mischief" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

"No Great Mischief is a play that tells the story of the need for family, for love, and for connection,' says Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran. "We're excited to welcome an...  Go to full article
Saranac Lake mayor Clyde Rabideau talks about Cedar Ridge's design for a proposed North Country Community College Welcome Center at a planning board meeting. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>

Saranac Lake mayor's role in "Welcome Center" questioned

North Country Community College and the mayor of Saranac Lake have faced some tough questions over their plan to partner on a Welcome Center for the college's Saranac Lake...  Go to full article
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg, NY. Photo: Lizette Haenel

Legislature to hold hearing on future of Ogdensburg psychiatric center

New York's Office of Mental Health plans to close 65 inpatient beds at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg.

It's part of a larger plan to reshape...  Go to full article
GOP Chair Ed Cox. Photo: NYS GOP

GOP's Cox naming no names for governor in 2014

The primaries are over and the general election in November is still weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on...  Go to full article
Gather cone flower seeds when the petals are long gone, and the seeds shake easily from the seed head. Photo: Kary Johnson

End of the line in the garden: saving seeds and salvaging plants

With widespread freeze and frost warnings in the forecast, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy offers some last-ditch tips on preserving the best of the summer's...  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Alison Curtis</a>, Creative commons, some rights reserved

Milk recalled by Price Chopper

Price Chopper Supermarkets is recalling its brand of Homogenized Milk in half-gallon paper cartons with a September 29th expiration date.

The product is being...  Go to full article
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