The Vermont Senate is delaying a debate about a measure that one side says aims to strengthen reviews of ridge-top wind power projects, and the other says would bring development of renewable energy in the state to a halt.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed into law changes to the pension system allowing judges to order public employees to forfeit some, or all, of their pensions if they are convicted of certain financial crimes.
As New York legislators continue negotiations over the state budget, with talks now in their late stages, one of the proposals being considered is an expansion of the bottle bill. The measure would not only impact container types, but the redemption centers where consumers do business.
An environmental group plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not giving endangered species status to a rare songbird that breeds on mountaintops in northern New England, the Adirondacks and eastern Canada, and winters in the Caribbean.
When soldiers return from overseas tours to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, many must deal with medical or psychological issues. Ten years after the beginning of the war in Iraq, veterans are facing increasing challenges at home. Two veterans’ medical centers are serving upstate New York and Vermont with a variety of services.