The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a rare songbird that breeds atop mountains in the Adirondacks and northern New England may need protection as an endangered species.
The Bicknell's Thrush, which overwinters in the Caribbean, has one of the most limited breeding and wintering ranges of any bird in North America. It nests at high elevations in New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Center for Biological Diversity in Richmond, Vt. launched the endangered petition. Northeast Conservation Advocate Mollie Matteson.
Rallies are being held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and call on Congress to protect its benefits. A group of individuals in Plattsburgh were in front of the Social Security office on Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program and express their concerns about the Republican vice presidential selection.
Vermont officials could learn this week how much the Federal Emergency Management Agency will contribute to help rehabilitate the state office complex in Waterbury, which was made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
A group of individuals were in front of the Social Security office in Plattsburgh Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program.
The rally to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Social Security was also designed to focus attention on challenges facing the program as potential cuts are considered in Washington. Clinton County Legislator Tom Wood, the Area Representative for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, organized the local rally.