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Cities and towns around the country have started allowing chickens and other agricultural activities in residential areas.<br />Photo: Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11921146@N03/">Rachel Tayse</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Cities and towns around the country have started allowing chickens and other agricultural activities in residential areas.
Photo: Photo: Rachel Tayse, CC some rights reserved

Canton moves toward chickens, vegetable farms

The town of Canton is moving forward with zoning changes that would allow chickens and community gardens in residential areas. The Town Council decided Monday to draft two separate rules, one governing animals, and one for vegetable gardens.

Canton supervisor David Button says allowing chickens presents unique issues, so the town wants to address those specifically.  Go to full article

Spitzer: education funding a down payment on the future

Gov. Spitzer drew a straight line between education and New York's economy saying investment in the SUNY and CUNY systems would be a "down payment on tomorrow's dreams." He proposed a $4 billion endowment for SUNY and CUNY and free tuition for New York's returning veterans, and said he wants to make higher education affordable for every New Yorker. United University Professions, the union representing most SUNY faculty, said the governor is on the right track with his proposals for investment in higher education in the state. Union president Fred Floss said, "SUNY needs a reliable funding stream to move the university and our economy forward." SUNY Potsdam president John Schwaller told Jonathan Brown he likes the Governor's plans to hire thousands of professors.  Go to full article

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