Advocates for the elderly across the region are raising red flags over potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security as federal leaders argue over what should be done to avoid the fiscal cliff.
AARP Vermont is concerned that last minute budget deals in Washington could have a negative impact on Vermonters. The group has issued an analysis of how a budget deal that may include Medicare and Social Security changes would impact the state’s seniors.
The Vermont developer working with a South Korean bio-technology company to build a plant in Newport says the company expects to create 450 permanent and 50 seasonal jobs.
That's double the amount of jobs AnC Bio proposed earlier this year.
Vermont Public Radio reports developer Bill Stenger says the company will need more clean rooms for research and development than originally thought. He addressed a panel of state and local officials that are working together on workforce development and related needs for transportation, housing, and services.
Nearly 400 small black beetles have been released onto four Vermont hemlock trees near the Massachusetts state line to feed off an insect that's been destroying the trees.
The trees in Pownal are infested by the woolly adelgid. The plan is for the beetles to reproduce, spread and control the adelgid population. The beetle, a native of the Pacific northwest, eats nothing but adelgids.
The Bennington Banner reports the trees are on property owned by Williamstown, Massachusetts.
The Adirondack Council is the latest conservation group to release a plan for New York State’s newly acquired land in the Adirondacks.
In August, New York State officials announced the state will purchase 69-thousand acres of former Finch-Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks over the next five years. Those lands must be classified under DEC Unit Management Plans.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has issued new storm water permits to thirteen communities and three institutions to help control runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed. There are some concerns that the remediation timetable is too long.
Vermont prosecutors have dismissed a trespass charge against a journalist who was arrested while covering a protest against construction of a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain.
Sixty-eight-year-old Chris Braithwaite, the publisher of the Barton Chronicle, was arrested a year ago while covering the protest that took place when construction was getting under way on the project that is now operational.
The Caledonian Record is reporting Orleans County prosecutors did not say why they dismissed the charge against Braithwaite.