Jul 24, 2014 — Federal transportation officials want to pull the most dangerous crude oil tankers off the rails within two years. The U.S. Department of Transportation's proposed rules come just over a year after the deadly train blast in Lac Megantic, Quebec. The North Country's Congressional delegation applauded the proposal. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — One of Governor Cuomo' s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in the New York Times reports that the governor's top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — Today in Washington DC, the Obama administration is hosting a conference designed to convince more investors to back entrepreneurs, start-ups and infrastructure projects in rural America.
As part of that effort, the White House is unveiling a new $10 billion private investment fund aimed at financing more projects in small towns.
That effort follows years of concern from economists and rural policy experts, who say a kind of capital drought is stifling growth in rural areas.
The fear is that even many good ideas aren't getting funded in small town regions like the North Country, because most of the investment dollars are flowing to cities and suburbs. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — What we call reindeer moss is nothing of the kind. It's not even a plant; it's a lichen. Lichens, which account for half of the natural nitrogen fertilizer used by plants and... Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) A centuries-old dugout canoe found at the bottom of an Adirondack pond and stored at a tourist attraction since the 1960s is going on display. ... Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation allowing the school boards in Buffalo and Utica to require kindergarten attendance of children beginning at five... Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A panel made up of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the heads of legislative money committees is due to get a briefing on Vermont's economy and what it's... Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Public officials and community leaders in Rochester are marking the 50th anniversary of race riots that drew national attention to the upstate city.... Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — SARATOGA, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death for a man whose body was found floating in an upstate New York lake. ... Go to full article