Aug 29, 2014 — Starting next week, dairy producers can sign up for the USDA's new insurance plan. It's called the margin protection program, it's part of the farm bill passed earlier this year and it's designed to help smaller producers weather the ups and downs of milk and feed prices. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Energy efficiency programs are leading to big savings for state and local governments in New York state.
The New York Power Authority reported Wednesday that $4 million has been saved in the first six months of 2014 after efficiency programs were implemented at 100 state and municipal facilities. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2014 — Earlier this month, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team cased its colors for the last time. There are 3,500 soldiers in the unit. This inactivation comes as part of reductions the Pentagon announced last year. But it's still not clear what's planned for Fort Drum, the region's biggest economic driver.
The Pentagon plans to reduce the size of the Army by another 70,000 soldiers over three years. But it remains unclear which bases will endure those cuts.
Senator Chuck Schumer came to Watertown, New York, last spring to assure the community Fort Drum has "a glowing future." He said, "The 10th Mountain Division is exactly the kind of highly trained, nimble and tactical unit the Army wants to be the new standard for all our Armed Forces. Fort Drum should be at the epicenter of our country's future military."
But people around the base are anxious this month's inactivation ceremony was just the beginning of more downsizing. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2014 — For some teenagers it's been a summer of camp counseling, babysitting, or mowing lawns. An Ontario teen is finding out food can be a direct path to some extra spending money.... Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday to discuss funding related to improving water quality... Go to full article
Aug 27, 2014 — Three years ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the New York's eastern Adirondacks destroying roads, homes, and the fire station in the town of Jay. Accroding to fire chief... Go to full article
Aug 26, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state will hold a $40 million competition designed to spur research and development of independent power grids that would allow local communities... Go to full article
Aug 26, 2014 — Oil tanker trains have become a major issue in the North Country. Now, Vermont-based environmental activist Bill McKibben, who spends part of each year in the Adirondacks, is... Go to full article