Vermont officials are hoping a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover the cost of replacing a culvert in Townshend destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene means more towns will be eligible for such funding.
The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce played host to a visit by the ‘Consul General of Canada in New York’ on Monday. The consular officer toured several Canadian business operations, including Nova Bus, Bombardier and the Champlain Port of Entry. He also answered questions during a forum with business leaders.
The 2013-14 budget agreement between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders includes increased funding for the Environmental Protection Fund. The move is being praised by a coalition of environmental, public health and other stakeholder groups.
A northern New York Congressman is re-introducing three farming related bills that had been proposed in the previous session of Congress. The bills were part of the 2012 Farm Bill, which has yet to be passed by the U.S. House.