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NY State Attorney General: Mortgage settlement is just a start

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says mortgage-holders in the state could end up owing more than $700 million less, under the terms of a new $25 billion settlement between states and five of the nation's biggest lenders. Nora Flaherty has more:  Go to full article
Vermont Yankee plant (Source:  Wikipedia)
Vermont Yankee plant (Source: Wikipedia)

Nuclear crisis comes as Vermont debates its nuclear future

The crisis in Japan is unfolding just as Vermont's legislature is debating the future of Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

That 39-year-old plant has faced troubles of its own, including the discovery last year that it was leaking a substance called tritium into the groundwater.

Just last week, the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave Vermont Yankee approval to operate for another two decades.

But the disaster in Japan is sparking new opposition among state lawmakers.

Brian Mann spoke with Shay Totten, a reporter and columnist for the weekly magazine "Seven Days" based in Burlington.  Go to full article
Questions raised about Moses Ludington care in Ticonderoga
Questions raised about Moses Ludington care in Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga hospital cuts raise care questions

An oral surgeon working in Ticonderoga says job cuts at Moses-Ludington Hospital could affect the quality of healthcare in the community. The claims come a week after Inter-Lakes Health announced that fifteen workers would be laid off. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Lay-offs hit troubled Ticonderoga hospital

Officials at Inter-Lakes Healthcare in Ticonderoga say 15 full-time workers at Moses Ludington Hospital will lose their jobs. "The worsening economy, lower health-care reimbursements and the pending state budget cuts are resulting in significant decreases in our revenue, and forcing us to make some very difficult decisions." said CEO Kevin Haughney, in a prepared statement.

"These decisions were extremely difficult, but absolutely necessary in order to help ensure the long-term survival of our organization and the critically important services we provide to our community."

The move comes as hospitals and nursing homes across the region brace for cuts in state aid. The decision also comes less than a month after Inter-Lakes abruptly dismissed former CEO Roger Masse. Inter-Lakes also operates a nursing home and a dental clinic.  Go to full article

North Gower remembers the ice storm

Ice storm conditions in Canada mirrored those across the border in northern New York. Lucy Martin visited North Gower, and found memories there are still vivid. Bruce Seabrook worked the counter at Perkins hardware store.  Go to full article

The Ice Storm of 1998: more from the archives

It's January ninth. 10 years ago today, most of this countryside stretching from northern New York into southern Ontario and Quebec, was in the dark, buried under the ice that was taking down every distribution line into region. Alexandria Bay was among the last communities to have power restored. But as Mitch Teich found when he visited the shelter at the local school, two weeks after the ice hit, people there were working hard to keep their spirits up as the new routine of ice storm survival continued.  Go to full article

Ice Storm of 1998: 10 years after, relief and recovery, pt. 2

We're marking the 10th anniversary of a storm that changed life in this region and changed the stories of our communities forever. This morning we'll hear more about relief and recovery. Five to six days of freezing rain had coated every power line, every tree and home with several inches of ice. Power was out across a wide swath of the border country of the U.S. and Canada, in some places for weeks. As the days passed, new routines were established. People figured out how to cook, or where to go to eat, how to get water or a shower. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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