State forest rangers say they had to rescue two men who started a nearly 40-mile hike in the Adirondack High Peaks while improperly clothed for the below freezing conditions and carrying only two bagels and one canteen of water.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says closing loopholes in the background check system for gun purchasers won't threaten firearms owners' Second Amendment rights to own a gun, and is a matter of common sense.
Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben is urging Vermont lawmakers to pass a big expansion of weatherization programs and block tar sands oil from being shipped on a pipeline that crosses northern Vermont.
The New York Farm Bureau has released its state priorities for this year. During a conference call, officials outlined their agricultural policy goals.
Officials with New York’s farm advocacy organization said their focus this year is strengthening the economy and future of farms and growers. Farm Bureau President Dean Norton noted that the average age of a New York farmer is 56. According to a 2007 Ag census, about 19-hundred farm operators are under the age of 35, while over 33-hundred are over age 75.
A number of residents of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and environmental groups say they want any effort to move tar sands oil in a pipeline between Montreal and Portland, Maine, to be subject to the state's land-use permitting process.
On Tuesday, the groups asked the Environmental Commission for a section of northeastern Vermont for permission to intervene if efforts are made to move tar sands oil through the pipeline. Currently, the pipeline carries regular crude oil between Portland and Montreal.