Aug 12, 2014 — 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
Aug 12, 2014 — 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
Aug 12, 2014 — 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
Aug 11, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit to show "solidarity" during that country's conflict in Gaza.
Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday. Cuomo announced the trip Sunday, saying the delegation would meet with Israeli leaders and visit residents affected by the fighting. Go to full article
Coast Guard checking a boat off Alexandria Bay. Photo: Coast Guard News, Creative Commons, some rights reserved