The state of Vermont is hoping to improve water quality in Lake Champlain's Missisquoi Bay basin, which has been the site of toxic algae blooms, by reducing bacteria that flows into the bay and finding solutions to 13 suspected discharges in the towns of Enosburg Falls, North Troy, Richford and Swanton.
Senator Charles Schumer was at the Parker Family Maple Farm in West Chazy in northern New York on Monday. He stopped there to announce legislation he is introducing to boost syrup production in the state. While there, owner Earl Parker gave Schumer some fresh syrup, which New York’s senior Senator drank from the bottle.
That cute bunny rabbit you see scurrying around meadows and yards in the Northeast is more than likely an invasive species. As we head into this Easter weekend, a look at a pair of dueling species of rabbits.
Last year students at colleges across the region, and across the country, became concerned that interest rates on Stafford loans were set to double. Congress blocked the increase - but it was not a permanent measure. Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is renewing his efforts to stop the rate hike.