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Archive Photo of the Day: Shelly Pike, Canton NY.
Archive Photo of the Day: Shelly Pike, Canton NY.

Final Senate vote expected on Farm Bill

The 2013 Farm Bill is expected to get a final vote in the US Senate Monday evening. It's a thousand-page document detailing a host of policies, from conservation to business development. According to the National Farmers Union, more than 75 percent of the bill will support food stamps, and food assistance abroad.

The bill includes an amendment introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer he says will help the state's dairy farmers supply a fast-growing yogurt industry.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the NY SAFE act into law in January. His poll numbers have fallen in the months since the signing. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo challenged at end of session

Governor Cuomo faces perhaps his biggest challenge yet as the end of his third legislative session rapidly approaches.

His poll numbers are falling, his agenda is in danger, and there's some question of whether Cuomo can pull it off.  Go to full article
Brian Wood at the helm. Photo: David Sommerstein

A peek inside Seaway master control

Several hundred giant freighters slip through the St. Lawrence Seaway every year. They're guided by vessel traffic controllers from a squat building on top of the Eisenhower Lock in Massena.

The master control room looks straight out of Star Trek. Half a dozen big flat screens show computerized displays of real-time traffic along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.  Go to full article
Nancie Battaglia stands in front of one of her most famous images, printed in publications across the world, showing a gathering of canoes, kayaks and paddle boats in Inlet. Photo: Brian Mann

Battaglia's photographs frame Lake Placid, Adirondacks

For thirty-five years, Lake Placid photographer Nancie Battaglia has been one of the most prolific freelance photojournalists in America.

Her images in Sports...  Go to full article
Alix Sideris & John Koensgen<br />Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Like Wolves" at GCTC

The black comedy "Like Wolves" runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through June 23.  Go to full article
A good layer of mulch keeps down weeds in the garden. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/92277165@N00/5968592587/">MyNrChimki</a>, Craetive Commons, some rights reserved

Getting the better of weeds

As the growing season kicks into gear, flowers and vegetables are in a race against weeds. And the weeds will win, unless the playing field is knocked askew by some timely...  Go to full article