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Smoke from an poorly controlled outdoor wood furnace. Photo: NYS DEC
Smoke from an poorly controlled outdoor wood furnace. Photo: NYS DEC

NY wants to help you buy a high efficiency wood furnace

Winter's still somewhat far off. But North Country residents who burn wood to heat their homes are already stacking cords for seasoning.

According to state figures, 3 percent of New Yorkers use wood as a primary source of heat, but that number jumps in the rural North Country. Fourteen percent of homes in St. Lawrence County use wood, 11 percent in Clinton County and 8 percent in Jefferson County.

Those numbers are higher than they used to be as more people have turned to wood as a renewable resource and to save money.

But older wood stoves and furnaces, even more recent outdoor wood boilers that have become very popular, are major sources of pollution, including tiny particles that are bad for the environment and people's lungs.  Go to full article
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at a lecture for Penn Law and the Wharton School in March. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pennlaw/12995711874/">Penn Law</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at a lecture for Penn Law and the Wharton School in March. Photo: Penn Law, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US Attorney may investigate Moreland Commission

Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney has sent a warning letter regarding possible interference by Governor Cuomo's aides in an ethics probe. The letter ups the stakes for Cuomo and his aides in the midst of an election campaign.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo talking with the press yesterday in Freeport, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14601317018/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Gov. Cuomo talking with the press yesterday in Freeport, NY. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

Cuomo again defends handling of corruption probe

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to move past allegations that his administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission but questions about his office's involvement aren't going away.

The Democratic governor traveled to Long Island on Wednesday to discuss help for homeowners rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.  Go to full article
Wireless broadband internet router. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USI_router.jpg">Bobamnertiopsis</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wireless broadband internet router. Photo: Bobamnertiopsis, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country.

Slic Network Solutions based in Nicholville, NY will expand broadband for approximately 2500 unserved households, 134 businesses and 33 community anchor institutions in the North Country, including two schools.

The expansion will cover the town of Belmont to the southern end of Malone, and the towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Chester, Oswegachie and Depeyster.  Go to full article
Republican Rob Astorino is keeping the controversy over the former Moreland ethics commission alive with press conferences around the state.  Photo: Karen DeWitt
Republican Rob Astorino is keeping the controversy over the former Moreland ethics commission alive with press conferences around the state. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Challenger Astorino gets traction from Cuomo ethics controversy

The little-known and underfunded Republican challenger for governor in New York is getting a boost from incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo's troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. The controversy was first reported in an in depth story in the New York Times; Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep it alive.  Go to full article
Turbines at the Marble River wind farm in Clinton, NY. Photo: Sarah Harris
Turbines at the Marble River wind farm in Clinton, NY. Photo: Sarah Harris

NY announces $250M in green energy investments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding Tuesday. It's available to businesses and groups looking to build wind farms, fuel cells or biomass generators or upgrade small to medium-sized hydroelectric facilities.  Go to full article
Gov. Guomo marching in 2013 as honorary grand marshall of the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8936100840/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Gov. Guomo marching in 2013 as honorary grand marshall of the Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo considering trip to Israel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's considering a visit to Israel, despite that nation's ongoing conflict with the militant group Hamas in Gaza.

The Democratic governor told reporters on Monday that he is discussing a possible trip to Israel. He says a visit would highlight the special relationship between Israel and the state of New York, which is home to many of the nation's Jewish people.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo, left, is running against GOP challenger Rob Astorino, right.
Gov. Cuomo, left, is running against GOP challenger Rob Astorino, right.

Cuomo quiet on ethics allegations in NY Times report

Governor Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that says his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. The governor began the week with rosy poll numbers, and he still has a large advantage over his nearest competitor.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the 1,804th best-paid public worker in New York. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the 1,804th best-paid public worker in New York. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Report: 1,803 public workers paid more than Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year.

The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin at Gore Mountain in North Creek on Sunday.  Photo: Brian Mann
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin at Gore Mountain in North Creek on Sunday. Photo: Brian Mann

NY, Vermont governors tout Adirondacks as "must-see"

Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo drew then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the North Country for his first-annual Adirondack Challenge.

This year, the governor invited Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin as well as New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to take part in the event.

Under bluebird skies, dozens of politicians, business leaders, and state officials visited Indian Lake and North Creek, hiking, paddling, golfing, fly-fishing and touring on motorcycles.

Local officials inside the blue line say it was a remarkable opportunity to spread the word about the Park's attractions.  Go to full article

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