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Vermont woman, 86, found by troopers without heat

GEORGIA, Vt. (AP) Vermont State Police troopers say they found an 86-year-old woman alone in her home in the town of Georgia when the outside temperature was in the low teens.

Police went to the address Monday after dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call.
The woman was dressed in heavy winter clothes and was trying to find blankets to keep herself and a small dog warm.

The troopers found wood pellets to start a fire and they called the Joyal Fuel Company of Fairfax, which put 100 gallons of oil in the woman's tank.  Go to full article
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/6567490483/">Roadsidepictures</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: Roadsidepictures, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY mock trial for "The Night Before Christmas"

TROY, N.Y. (AP) It's a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

This week, a mock trial will be held in a courtroom in Troy, where the now-classic also known as "The Night Before Christmas" was first published anonymously in the Sentinel newspaper on Dec. 23, 1823.  Go to full article
Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7815007@N07/5412521212/">Ken Whytock</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Meglomaniacs Winery in Ontario's Niagara wine country. Photo: Ken Whytock, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ontario: farmers' market can sell wines made with local grapes

Ontario is joining British Columbia in relaxing provincial liquor laws to allow homegrown wines to be sold at farmers' markets.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says VQA wines -- which are made only with Ontario grapes -- will be available alongside seasonal vegetables and fruits.  Go to full article
Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrirowan/905171149/">terrirowan</a>, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved
Veterans' Memorial Highway, looking toward Union Falls Lake. Photo: terrirowan, Creative Ccmmons, some rights reserved

NY hosting public meeting on Whiteface Mt. repairs

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials are holding a public information meeting this week regarding the Cuomo administration's plans for a $12 million road project on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last month that state will repair the Veterans' Memorial Highway on the mountain, home to a ski resort and a popular scenic tourist spot near Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddmundt/5189457431/">Todd Mundt</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: Todd Mundt, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Delta adding flights between NYC and Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Delta Airlines is expanding its reach in upstate New York.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says Delta will add several new flights from Syracuse to major airline hubs in 2014, including two new daily flights to JFK International Airport in New York City.  Go to full article

EPA awards $345K for NY wetlands study, protection

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency is providing $345,000 for projects to protect wetlands throughout New York state and identify strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change.

The Adirondack Park Agency will use a $173,000 EPA grant to install permanent monitoring stations that will collect environmental data within the Adirondack Park. The money will also be used to train volunteers to operate their own citizen science monitoring program at these locations.  Go to full article
SNAP benefits sign at a farmers market. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/4712301777/">mswine</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
SNAP benefits sign at a farmers market. Photo: mswine, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hunger groups ask Schumer to block food stamp cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Anti-hunger groups are calling on New York Sen. Charles Schumer to block cuts to food stamps.

Anti-hunger activists have launched a statewide campaign urging Schumer to vote against any farm bill that includes cuts in food stamp funding. They also want Schumer to push to restore recent cuts.  Go to full article

Vt. report: Impaired parolees need better services

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A Vermont legislative committee says the state should add early intervention services for parolees with mental illness, substance abuse or other problems to help them stay out of trouble.

The draft report says the services should be considered a priority over the addition of any new residential facilities for this group of parolees.  Go to full article
Gov. David Paterson. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Gov. David Paterson. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ex-Gov Paterson says he won't seek Congress

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Former Gov. David Paterson says he's ending his public consideration of running for Congress to succeed Rep. Charles Rangel.

In a statement issued earlier this week Paterson also urged fellow Democrat Rangel to seek another term in 2014. The senior congressman represents Harlem.  Go to full article
F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a night mission. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usairforce/8191054700/">Val Gempis, US Air Force</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a night mission. Photo: Val Gempis, US Air Force, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont Air Guard doing night flights

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont Air National Guard F-16 fighter planes are going to be flying night training missions.

The guard said the night flights will take place Thursday and Friday of this week and Dec. 17 through Dec. 19.  Go to full article

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