Dec 03, 2012 — Federal and Vermont state authorities say a serial killer who committed suicide in an Alaska prison Sunday is the man responsible for the abduction and murder of Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex in June 2011. Governor Andrew Cuomo has committed New York state to buying nearly 70,000 acres of land that will be added to the Adirondack forest preserve over the next five years.
The Cuomo Administration says it won't be ruling on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York until an on going health review is finished. To end the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent of earners in America, North Country Congressman Bill Owens says increased revenue is critical, but he says he's flexible on how that should happen.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors is moving ahead with a resolution to increase the occupancy tax from three percent to five percent, but the proposal has some strong critics. Heard Up North: yoga for kids. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about evergreens.
And Connie Meng reviews "The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16.