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Bob Andrews feeds the heifers in his barn in Fowler. Photo by David Sommerstein.
Bob Andrews feeds the heifers in his barn in Fowler. Photo by David Sommerstein.

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 12/04/12

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One big item caught up in gridlock created by the current budget debate with its "fiscal cliff" threat, is the federal farm bill. Canton town leaders were on the way to Albany at Tuesday morning to speak at the meeting of the SUNY Trustees. Joyce Morency, the long-time town supervisor in St. Armand near Saranac Lake, was 77-years-old when she passed away this week.

A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change. A coalition of environmentalists and elected officials called on Governor Cuomo's health and environmental agencies to provide more information on a health review on hydraulic fracturing that they say has been shrouded in secrecy.

Major General Stephen Townsend has taken over command of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division following a ceremony at the post yesterday morning.

And Martha Foley discusses astronomy with Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.

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