Malone, NY, Feb 05, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed spending as much as $400 million to purchase homes wrecked by Hurricane Sandy. His plan is to have them demolished, and then preserve the flood-prone land permanently as undeveloped coastline.
The town of Malone would like to do something similar along the Salmon River, where a handful of houses were destroyed by flooding in the past couple of weeks. Go to full article
Feb 05, 2013 — This week we're looking closely at some of the consequences of New York's new gun control law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls the law's provisions "common sense." It closes loopholes in the state's assault weapons ban and limits magazine clips to seven bullets; background checks will now be required for ammunition purchases; and for private sale of guns, and there will be stiffer penalties for using illegal weapons.
Gun buyers and gun sellers are giving the rules a close read. In the North Country, buying a gun doesn't always mean heading to a big box store like Gander Mountain or Dick's. The region is home to over 200 smaller gun retailers, many of which are adjusting to the new laws. Go to full article
Feb 05, 2013 — The Adirondack Park's largest environmental group is blasting state officials for losing a $2.5 million Federal grant. The money would have helped to purchase Follensby Pond, a 14,000 acre tract of wild timberland near Tupper Lake.
Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan says the state failed to come up with matching funds for the project. "It's not so big a surprise. It is a disappointment and it's one we hope the state can recover from in the near future," Sheehan said.
The Environmental Protection Fund is used by New York to buy land for open space protection. Some green groups say Governor Cuomo has spent too much of the money on other projects. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 05, 2013 — New York's Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens suggested Monday that the state may miss a Feb. 27 deadline to complete its proposed fracking... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Feb 05, 2013 — Recently on NPR's Morning Edition, we've heard stories about health-conscious office workers standing at work, at special elevated work stations. In America, we tend... Go to full article
Albany, NY, Feb 05, 2013 — In October Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a summit in Albany to promote New York's wine, beer and spirits industry. In his 2013 state budget proposal, he also made provision for... Go to full article