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The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

State's role questioned in Vermont Gas cost hike

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state agency responsible for representing utility ratepayers is being criticized by consumer and environmental groups after admitting it knew of a big cost increase on a natural gas pipeline project four months before it was made public.  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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
"Powdered alcohol" is made using cyclodextrins, which can absorb an estimated 60 percent of their own weight in alcoho. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_powder">Stanis&#322;aw Skowron</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
"Powdered alcohol" is made using cyclodextrins, which can absorb an estimated 60 percent of their own weight in alcoho. Photo: Stanisław Skowron, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY senator takes aim at powdered alcohol

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban powdered alcohol.

He's also calling on retailers to boycott its sale when the product hits stores as early as next month.

Schumer cites what he calls the "already massive problem of underage drinking," drunken driving and other alcohol-related crime on Long Island.  Go to full article

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