Skip Navigation
r e g i o n a l   n e w s
on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.

NCPR News Staff: Jody Tosti

Stories filed by Jody Tosti

Show             

Swimming the Hudson for Clean Water - An Update

Jody Tosti checks in with Christopher Swain, who plans to swim the entire 315 miles of the Hudson River from Lake Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan and the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of the need for cleaner water. Swain began his odyssey in early June.  Go to full article

Federal Money To Help Build Education Center

Fort Ticonderoga appears likely to get two million federal dollars for a new education facility. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Northeast Lawmakers Push For New Dairy Bill

There's more than a year left before a controversial federal milk program expires. But Northeast lawmakers are already pressing their Midwestern counterparts to support a new version. Representatives like Congressman John McHugh and US Senator Charles Schumer hope to replace the current Milk Income Loss Contract or MILC program, which expires next year, with the National Dairy Equity Act. In an interview yesterday, Schumer said the legislation probably won't pass in the next few months, but there is gaining support for it across the nation.  Go to full article

Valet Parking for Cyclists in Burlington

Cyclists will get a place to park their bikes at major events in Burlington this summer. But there's a twist. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
President Hamid Karzai
President Hamid Karzai

Afghan President Visits Fort Drum

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tomorrow to say thanks for providing security in his war-torn country. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

Study: North Country Suffers from Low Internet Visibility

Creating a website may be one of the best ways to showcase what a region or community has to offer. But a team of researchers at SUNY Plattsburgh has published a study showing that many North Country communities aren't taking advantage of the Internet. Jody Tosti spoke with one of the members of the Community Web Visibility project about how important a good website can be for tourism and economic development.  Go to full article
Former J&L Steel site
Former J&L Steel site

Study to Help Determine Toxic Wastes on Adirondack Brownfield site

Environmental testing could begin this summer at the abandoned Jones and Laughlin Steel site in Star Lake. St. Lawrence County officials have applied for a state Brownfields grant to study contamination on the Route 3 property in the Adirondacks. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Radioactive Fuel Rods Still Missing from Vermont Nuclear Plant

Three weeks of searching hasn't turned up any evidence of the missing highly radioactive fuel rod pieces at the Vermont Yankee plant. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Project Targets Underage Drinkers' Suppliers

A local campaign against underage drinking begins today in St. Lawrence County. "Project Sticker Shock" targets adults who may be tempted to buy alcohol for minors. About 140 students will begin the sticker campaign today at grocery and convenience stores and alcohol retailers across the county. Ruth Fishbeck runs the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative. The idea, she says, is to place bright green warning stickers on packs of beer and wine coolers that list the penalties for providing underage drinkers with alcohol.  Go to full article

A Federal Court is Proposed for Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh may soon be home to a new Federal Court. Increased border patrol, as part of the nation's Homeland Security efforts, has lead to a greater caseload in the Northern District. And, as Jody Tosti reports, making space for a federal court in Clinton County will help minimize an already burdened federal courthouse in Albany.  Go to full article

1-10 of 376 stories   next 10 »   last »