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Phosphorus used in gardens can contribute to algae blooms in lakes, like this one in 2012. Photo: Lake George Waterkeeper
Phosphorus used in gardens can contribute to algae blooms in lakes, like this one in 2012. Photo: Lake George Waterkeeper

Algae bloom alert issued in St. Albans Bay

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) Health officials have issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay.  Go to full article
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/32619231@N02/10173955015/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Senator Bernie Sanders talking about Veterans Affairs in October 2013. Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont gets nearly $1.7M to help homeless vets

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A program at the University of Vermont that helps homeless veterans and their families is slated to receive a federal grant of nearly $1.7 million.  Go to full article

Gouverneur man, 23, imprisoned for killing baby

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) A 23-year-old northern New York man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old baby.  Go to full article

J.P. Morgan's historic Long Lake camp up for sale

LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) The Adirondack Great Camp built by Gilded Age financier J.P. Morgan is on the market for more than $3 million.  Go to full article
The proposed track for the line passes near some of the North Country's underwater history
The proposed track for the line passes near some of the North Country's underwater history

US regulators approve Canada-NYC power line

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal regulators have completed the environmental review of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.  Go to full article
Propane storage facility. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierceplace532/1289206110/">Pierce Place</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Propane storage facility. Photo: Pierce Place, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY regulators to discuss propane storage plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State regulators say they'll hold an "issues conference" on a proposed propane storage facility in a depleted Finger Lakes salt cavern to determine if an official hearing before a judge is needed.  Go to full article
National Guard troops outside of Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thenationalguard/11964721055/">The National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
National Guard troops outside of Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Photo: The National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York National Guard unit returns from Kuwait

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than 200 members of a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back in the United States after a deployment to the Persian Gulf.  Go to full article

NY judge rules that Teachout may stay on ballot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge in Brooklyn says liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout is eligible to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month's Democratic primary, dismissing an attempt by Cuomo supporters to kick her off the ballot.  Go to full article
Norris Berry Farm in Monkton, VT. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/found_drama/3888672864/">Rob Friesel</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Norris Berry Farm in Monkton, VT. Photo: Rob Friesel, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Northeast berry farms fight late-season fruit fly

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Northeast berry growers are learning ways to combat an invasive fruit fly that wiped out 80 percent of some farms' late-season fruit two years ago, forcing some small growers out of business.

The tiny spotted wing drosophila arrived in the U.S. from Asia in 2008 and turned up in the Northeast in 2011.  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary race for governor. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelgarethjohnson/14643558018/">Michael Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Zephyr Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary race for governor. Photo: Michael Johnson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY judge to rule on challenge to Teachout campaign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge in New York state will soon rule on whether a liberal law professor's campaign to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo can continue.

Fordham University professor Zephyr Teachout's candidacy has been challenged by Cuomo supporters who say she doesn't meet the five-year residency requirement to run in next month's Democratic Primary for governor.

The judge in the case plans to announce his ruling Monday.  Go to full article

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