Mar 11, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling on lawmakers to raise the state minimum wage in steps to $10.10 by 2017 but some business groups say it's not the right step to increase incomes for Vermonters.
Shumlin said Monday "it's imperative to raise the minimum wage in Vermont to what the President has recommended." Go to full article
Mar 11, 2014 — SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) Constellation Energy says its Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in central New York is back in service after being shut down last week by a problem with a power supply.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the Nine Mile Point 2 plant in Scriba was manually shut down early Tuesday after the loss of off-site power to control and alarm electrical circuits. Go to full article
Mar 11, 2014 — It's been a tough winter, with lots of cold weather in the North Country but not much snow, especially in January and February. That makes for a very tough season for businesses in the region that rely on winter sports, especially snowmobiling.
Dom Jacangelo, head of the New York State Snowmobile Association, was in the Adirondacks over the weekend. He says that trail conditions have been poor for many sledding clubs. Go to full article
Mar 11, 2014 — Cape Air will continue flying passengers between Boston's Logan International Airport and the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear; but it won't add flights to White... Go to full article
Mar 11, 2014 — A rally is planned for later this morning in Albany to protest the planned closure of four state prisons across New York, including Chateaugay and Mt. McGregor here in the... Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) New York state is getting into the tour bus business, with plans to launch bus service from New York City to 13 upstate ski areas and from Toronto to... Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state's NY-Sun initiative has awarded $28.6 million to 37 projects across the state, including 29 photovoltaic projects that will add 33.6 megawatts of... Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — Budget negotiations are expected to get serious at the state Capitol this week, with the spending plan due at the end of the month. The Senate and Assembly are due to put out... Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — Both houses of the legislature are due to release their budget proposals this week. They'll use those to negotiate a final spending plan with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Assembly... Go to full article
Mar 07, 2014 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is encouraging smaller local governments to consolidate. And the St. Lawrence County village of Hermon may take him up on it. About 400 people live in the... Go to full article