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Observed change in very heavy precipitation in the U.S. Image: <a href="http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/our-changing-climate/heavy-downpours-increasing">National Climate Assessment</a>. Coupled with the National Climate Assessment, the Vermont Climate Assessment will provide a detailed portrait and forecast of climate impacts on Vermont communities, landscapes and the economy.
Observed change in very heavy precipitation in the U.S. Image: National Climate Assessment. Coupled with the National Climate Assessment, the Vermont Climate Assessment will provide a detailed portrait and forecast of climate impacts on Vermont communities, landscapes and the economy.

Report looks at effects of a warming Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Scientists from the University of Vermont and some of the state's business and political leaders are going to be talking about the long-term effects of climate change in the state.

The Vermont Climate Assessment report developed by UVM's Gund Institute is due to be released Tuesday.

The document is said to be the first state-scale climate assessment in the nation.  Go to full article
Hiking on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefnoble/202656">Stef Noble</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hiking on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail. Photo: Stef Noble, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

133-mile Adirondack trail marks 90th anniversary

NORTHVILLE, N.Y. (AP) The village of Northville in the southern Adirondacks is celebrating National Trails Day and the 90th anniversary of the 133-mile-long Northville-Lake Placid trail.  Go to full article
Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/30799612@N03/6964550182/">Ontario Chamber of Commerce</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Incumbent Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne is in a close race with PC leader Tim Hudak. Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

As June 12 election approaches Ontario leaders step up offense

As the Ontario election campaign winds down, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne is stepping up her attacks on her rivals. Kathleen Wynne says P-C Leader Tim Hudak and the NDP's Andrea Horwath are being dishonest when it comes to the gas-plant scandal that has dogged her campaign.  Go to full article
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegratz/117048243/">Joe Gratz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Joe Gratz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY lawmakers consider adding family court judges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) While the current state budget funds 20 more family court judges statewide intended to help ease crowded dockets, legislators still have to determine how to distribute them.  Go to full article

Police: Woman did heroin with her 2 kids in car

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a blaring car horn alerted police to a central New York woman who was under the influence of heroin while her two young children were inside the vehicle.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office says deputies on patrol in Syracuse heard a car horn blaring around 6:15 p.m. Saturday and discovered 23-year-old Kristen Carno of Cazenovia, New York passed out in the driver's seat. Deputies say she had a hypodermic needle in her arm and several bags of the drug were found in the vehicle.  Go to full article
Quechee State Park, Vermont. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bull_rhino/6878505345/">Scott Law</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Quechee State Park, Vermont. Photo: Scott Law, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont state parks free June 14-15

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermonters will get a chance to visit the state parks and historic sites for free during the Vermont Days weekend celebration.

All state park day areas, state-owned historic site and the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier will be free next weekend -- June 14 and 15.  Go to full article

Church members safely escape fire on Grand Isle

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) State police say members of a church in Grand Isle safely escaped a fire that broke out in the basement during their services.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/medigirol/2525512905">Matt DiGiolamo</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matt DiGiolamo, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Gov. directs flags at half-staff for D-Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, flags are being flown at half-staff on all government buildings in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement, reminding New Yorkers Friday to remember the men and women who served on the armed forces during D-Day and throughout World War II.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/moneyblognewz/5324705547">MoneyBlogNewz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: MoneyBlogNewz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hearings set in Comcast, Time Warner merger

ALBANY, N.Y (AP) New York regulators plan to take public comments at upcoming hearings on the planned merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast.

The Public Service Commission says it will determine whether the union is in the best interest of New York customers and the state.

Hearings are planned June 16 in Buffalo, June 18 in Albany and June 19 in New York City.  Go to full article

NY court uphold ruling on use of town cars

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court has confirmed a state board's conclusion that personal use of municipal vehicles is an employment benefit subject to union negotiations.

The Court of Appeals, divided 5-2, has upheld the 2011 Public Employment Relations Board ruling that Islip improperly ended its 20-year practice of letting dozens of workers drive assigned town vehicles home at night.  Go to full article

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